Etisalat partners with Netcracker to bring 5G services in UAE

UAE telecom major Etisalat has partnered with Netcracker’s Domain Orchestration solutions, to help it bring the new 5G services to its domestic and international customers.

Etisalat will be using Netcracker’s Domain Orchestration solutions in order to bring a wide range of services in the market, which include automated 5G network slicing within a multivendor, cloud- native 5G core environment, the company said.

This partnership will help Etisalat to expand these services to the network edge and will help in reducing the delay to its customers.

“Etisalat is always at the forefront of innovation, and with our 5G technology evolution to incorporate dynamic slicing, we will bring highly differentiated services, experiences and unique business value to our customers,” said Haitham Abdulrazzak, Chief Technology Officer, Etisalat.

With this partnership, Etisalat will also be able to provide a new digital experience to its business customers. It will also now be able to offer 5G slice services, manage associated attributes and fully automate slice service deployment including service design, provisioning and full lifecycle management.

“The collaboration with NEC on Netcracker Domain Orchestration further accelerates the automation, agility and new digital experience needed to change how our customers select and activate on-demand 5G services from cloud platforms,” said Khaled Al Suwaidi, Vice President of Fixed and Mobile Core at Etisalat.

In addition, Etisalat will provide its enterprise customers with a radically new digital experience, enabling them to select 5G slice services, manage associated attributes and fully automate slice service deployment including service design, provisioning and full lifecycle management.

“NEC is delighted to be an essential part of Etisalat’s innovative 5G strategy and differentiated digital service offerings. Dynamic 5G slicing is fundamental to the success of high-value 5G services,” said Shigeru Okuya, Senior Vice President at NEC Corporation.

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