Pakistan’s First Ever 5G-Ready AirScale Cloud RAN Platform Deployed – Research Snipers

Pakistan’s First Ever 5G-Ready AirScale Cloud RAN Platform Deployed


Telenor Pakistan has successfully deployed Nokia’s 5G-ready AirScale Cloud RAN solution. The aim is to advance its digital transformation to enhance customer experience and bring betterment to overall ownership cost.

It will be the first AirScale Base Station Controller (BSC) and AirScale Radio Network Controller (RNC) deployment on the AirFrame cloud infrastructure in Pakistan. Also in Middle Eastern and African region it is the first cloud-based BSC deployment

The solution by Nokia will minimize the complexity in network and reduce the functional cost. It will allow the service providers to offer innovate services in affordable manner.

Chief Technology Officer Telenor Pakistan Khurrum Ashfaque said, “Telenor Pakistan has always been a frontrunner in the growth of technology and innovation. With a global purpose of connecting people to what matters most, we continue to empower Pakistani society with our innovative digital initiatives.”

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Adding, “Together with Nokia’s cloud solutions, we are well on our way to accelerating digital transformation.
We will have added flexibility to scale the radio network resources based on demand as well as greater agility, which is critical as a significant percentage of our subscribers continue to use 2G and 3G services. With this deployment, we will be able to introduce new services and solutions faster, and quickly take advantage of emerging business opportunities.”

Country Senior Officer for Pakistan at Nokia Adil Munir Malik said, “ We are happy to be a crucial partner of Telenor Pakistan in its transformation journey. Our award-winning AirScale Cloud RAN solution and controllers further the operator’s digitalization and prepare its networks for 5G. Our cloud-based solutions will benefit Telenor Pakistan through virtualization, bringing down the operational cost and allowing them to scale quickly in line with market demands.”