Ericsson partnered with MTN Ghana to boost its mobile network switching capacity and provide significant cost savings by deploying Africa’s first MSC Server Blade Cluster.
Ericsson’s latest server technology will assist MTN Ghanain increasing network capacity compared to a traditional mobile softswitch server, reducing power consumptions by up to 60% per subscriber and expanding reliable voice services for mobile users while reducing costs for the mobile operators.
Says MTN Ghana CTO: “By deploying the MSC Server Blade Cluster, we have enhanced our network capacity and robustness. The design of the blade based server is such that by simply inserting a new blade (electronics board) in the MSC Server cabinet, we are able to increase voice capacity as we add to our subscriber base. This technology improves efficiency and demonstrates MTN’s leadership in Telecommunications in Emerging Markets”.
MTN is the leading telecommunications company in Africa and the Middle East with operations in 21 countries. Present on Ghanaian market since 2006 after acquiring Investcom, MTN has a market share of 55% in the country and an active subscriber base of over 7 million, covering over 80% of the Ghanaian population. MTN Ghana offers prepaid and post-paid voice and data services and has recently added 3.5G network capabilities in its portfolio.
Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators, including 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies and network support for over 1 billion subscribers. The company’s portfolio comprises of mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. The MSC Server Blade Cluster is the latest evolution of the MSC Server in Ericsson’s successful Mobile Softswitch Solution.