Ericsson to modernize Telekom Albania core and radio networks

Ericsson has been selected by Telekom Albania as the sole supplier to modernize the service provider’s radio and core networks in a break-in deal spanning five years.

The announcement was made during the One Vision event organized by Telekom Albania, which was also attended by representatives from Ericsson and the Albanian government. Telekom Albania guided the guests through their 2020 transformation plans and showcased their significance to society, focusing on the best user experience in an increasingly data-hungry environment.

Emil Georgakiev, CEO of Telekom Albania, says: “Our strategic goal is to become the first choice for Albanian users when it comes to mobile communication services. This means ensuring a superior customer experience. We believe that a full network swap and modernization is the right way to start this journey. We believe in Ericsson’s abilities to deliver on time and with high quality and their best of breed approach allows us to capture opportunities today while at the same time preparing us for future ones as well.”

Ericsson will upgrade Telekom Albania’s network capabilities to Gigabit LTE class while also making the network 5G ready using the latest Ericsson Radio System equipment. A new virtualized core network based on the Ericsson Cloud CoreEricsson Cloud VoLTE and system verified Network Function Virtual Infrastructure (NFVI) solutions will also enhance the customer experience.

Antonio Passarella, Head of Western Balkans, Ericsson, says: "Increasingly, service providers are turning to our state of the art 5G-ready portfolio to meet their transformation and modernization challenges. Our partnership with Telekom Albania will bring the best solutions on the market to life in their nationwide network. This will help to ensure that Telekom Albania delivers the best user experience possible to its customers in an increasingly demanding market.

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