Paratus, a full-service pan-African telecommunications operator, has selected mobile network infrastructure solutions provider Star Solutions to supply its Sonata EPC core network platform for deployment in Namibia.
This deployment, says Star Solutions, allows Paratus to continue to deliver a robust, high-speed internet solution while growing its service offering.
In Namibia, Paratus provides connectivity solutions over its own network backbone. By deploying Star Solutions’ EPC platform – described as a flexible core network solution for the deployment of 4G LTE mobile networks – Paratus can leverage the benefits of improved scalability and increased capacity from the equipment to further expand its network.
The EPC provides the core team with full visibility of the network functionality, which has, it seems, outgrown the requirements of the initial EPC rolled out in 2016.
A number of pilot sites have already been rolled out. Paratus aims to have the EPC fully commissioned by mid-November 2020.
Star Solutions says that the Sonata EPC platform is used by commercial and private LTE network operators around the world to enable 4G connectivity for users and devices across multiple industries and applications.
Paratus offer a high-quality network across six African countries – Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia – with additional international points-of-presence located in Johannesburg, Lisbon and London. Its extended network provides satellite connectivity to over 4,000 terminals in 24 African countries in central and west Africa.