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Safaricom deploys data management platform

New converged platform is part of Safaricom’s transition to an all-IP network

Safaricom takes steps in its transition to an all-IP network.
Safaricom takes steps in its transition to an all-IP network.

Kenyan telecoms operator, Safaricom, is deploying Nokia Siemens Networks' subscriber data management (SDM) platform, which will enable the operator to offer new, personalised mobile services to its subscribers. The deployment of the platform is expected to be completed by early 2011.

John Barorot, chief technology officer of Safaricom, said: "Nokia Siemens Network's subscriber data management platform helps us to understand the needs and demands of our subscribers. This enables us to provide more customised and secure services to our customers." The deployment is part of Safaricom's transition to an all-IP network.

Manfred Egger, head of Safaricom customer team, Nokia Siemens Networks, added that the central, unified database allows secure, seamless data management for services and applications.

The solution is to include the One-NDS real-time subscriber data repository which consolidates subscriber data from multiple applications including Home Location Register, and converged data authentication, and provides a converged platform that makes it easier to create and deliver new services.

Nokia Siemens Networks will also provide integration and consulting services to enhance Safaricom's network management system, which will enable better monitoring and optimisation of its network.

Safaricom is Kenya's leading mobile operator and the country's only 3G provider, with a subscriber base of over 16 million.