Bakcell has finalized core network unification

Bakcell, the First Mobile Operator and The Leading Mobile internet Provider of Azerbaijan, continues to make investments in its network to provide the best data and voice services experience for its customers. In cooperation with Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, Bakcell has successfully finalized its core network unification project.

Unification of the voice network domain started by the end of 2012, and as of August of 2013 all voice traffic is served by brand new, high capacity and fully redundant switching equipment.

New Unified Core network based on the Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture platform, which is designed to be a mature and robust platform for next-generation telecom equipment, brings large capacity and high flexibility to Bakcell to meet customers’ expectations and provide the best service for its customers.

New Unified Network is fully compatible with LTE technologies and ready for the future evolution towards Voice over LTE.

“Our strategy is to deploy the best network technologies to deliver the best network experience to Bakcell customers. In order to improve our top-ranking experience to customers and provide best in class service availability and quality, we are implementing a series of projects this year. Core network unification is one of these projects and makes Bakcell’s Network the most advanced in the Azerbaijani market and demonstrates that our network systems are ready for any future technology deployment”, says Yigit Berktash, Chief Technology Officer of Bakcell.

Bakcell has also implemented future proof pooling technology and built a complete reliable geographically redundant network. Pooling technology allows automatic traffic among all switching network elements and ensures service availability in disaster scenarios.

Earlier this year, Bakcell has implemented modernization of the whole transmission network, to extend capacity and migrate to the MPLS-TP technology using Huawei OSN series equipment.


About Bakcell

Bakcell, The First Mobile Operator and the Leading Mobile Internet Provider of Azerbaijan, offers a variety of products for modern mobile communications customers. Bakcell provides class leading 3G mobile internet experience in the country under the Sür@ brand name.

As one of the largest national non-oil investors, Bakcell today continues making large investments in the economy of Azerbaijan through its investments in state-of-the-art telecommunication technology and its people who service our customers.

Bakcell’s network covers more than 99% of the population and 93% of the land area of the country (excluding occupied territories). Bakcell is a leader in innovation and it focuses on bringing the best of the mobile internet to Azerbaijanis through new partnerships and its Sür@ services. With more than 1000 3G base stations Bakcell 3G service is available in all regions and covers 80% of population and 55% of the territory of the country (excluding occupied territories). 299 retail outlets and 5 Customer Service Centers operating in the capital and regions are providing the best customer experience to Bakcell customers. 

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global ICT solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end capabilities and strengths across the carrier networks, enterprise, consumer, and cloud computing fields. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom carriers, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive ICT solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population.

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