Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 16 - Page 12

NEWS Orange to implement Nokia RAN across seven African countries Nokia and Orange Middle East and Africa are rolling out a Nokia single radio access network and network management technology across seven African countries in a three-year modernisation project to prepare for the launch of 4G services. To facilitate the deployment Nokia has set up a dedicated West and Central Africa Support Centre for Orange. In one of the largest LTE rollouts in Africa, Nokia will modernise around 11,000 radio sites in Egypt, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Senegal, Mali, Guinea-Bissau and Niger. Leveraging Nokia’s Single RAN technology and modernisation services, Orange will be able to support existing 2G and 3G subscribers while enhancing speeds and coverage as it launches 4G services. With 12 deployment underway, Orange has already lowered operational costs and launched new 4G services in Egypt, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Mali, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. The company is also enhancing 3G service with an average 85-percent increase in throughput, and is experiencing a 90-percent increase in traffic across the seven countries. From the dedicated Orange support centre in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan, Nokia is leveraging its expertise to deliver full set of services, including alarm, performance and configuration monitoring, as well as corrective actions on the radio installed base, while speeding implementation and optimising the network to ensure more than 60 million Orange subscribers experience consistent high-quality service. du builds cloud managed security services on Fortinet Security Fabric Fortinet, a global vendor in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, announced that UAE- based telecommunications service provider du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, has selected Fortinet Security Fabric solutions as the foundation of its Cloud Unified Threat Management managed security services, designed for enterprise broadband premium and professional customers, as well as small and medium organisations. Fortinet’s FortiPortal serves as the enterprise’s single-pane of glass management, providing security visibility and control of the enterprise customer’s Internet traffic. As part of its strateg