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New Zealand’s 2degrees Selects Nokia 5G Core Running on Red Hat OpenShift


May 14, 2024 , , ,

New Zealand communication service provider 2degrees has selected Nokia’s 5G core Registers and Shared Data Layer (SDL) software, which will be deployed on Red Hat OpenShift to more cost-effectively manage data with increased reliability and serviceability for 2degrees’ approximately 1.6 million subscribers.

An existing customer that uses Nokia 5G-based fixed wireless access services, 2degrees offers broadband and mobile services over 3G, 4G and 5G networks covering 98.5% of places New Zealanders live and work, with a nationwide fibre network and modern technology platforms.

Red Hat is Nokia’s primary reference platform for developing, testing and delivering Nokia’s core network applications. By integrating Red Hat OpenShift into the Nokia Cloud Platform, CSPs and enterprises are able to deploy multiple vendors’ applications on the same cloud infrastructure, leading to improvements in operations, faster time-to-market, security and scaling with reduced risk.

As CSPs explore network modernization opportunities with 5G, including core network, open RAN, multi-access edge computing, private 5G and application modernization, they require greater flexibility and options to deploy applications and services on the cloud of their choice This means integration and interoperability are increasingly critical for optimizing network operations.

Nokia is also providing 2degrees with its MantaRay Network Management solution for a consolidated and automated network view for improved network monitoring and management.

Nokia Registers is composed of multiple software functions, such as Authentication Server Function, Unified Data Management, and Home Subscriber Server; while SDL, where data is stored, is composed of multiple software functions, like Unified Data Repository and Unstructured Data Storage Function.