User Data Consolidation (UDC) solution selected by Korek Telecom to protect user data and manage mass signalling. UDC consolidates user data for network functions such as user authentication, service authorization, mobility management and fraud protection. Data can be made available to trusted partners to form the basis of attractive new service offerings.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been chosen by Korek Telecom, Iraq, to support data consolidation and high-quality subscriber experiences through Ericsson’s User Data Consolidation (UDC) solution.

Ericsson UDC provides consolidation of user data for network functions such as user authentication, service authorization, mobility management and fraud protection. It also reduces the risk of service degradation or outages under severe signaling storm events. Ericsson UDC supports different access types including 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi and fixed IMS.

As a result of the deployment, Korek Telecom will be able to consolidate and protect user data in real-time using one common database and a range of front-end systems. Data can also be made available to trusted partners to form the basis of attractive new service offerings. At the same time, the solution offers a unique advanced protection mechanist that maximizes the system throughput and service availability of the database under signaling storm significantly reducing the risk of service degradation or outages.

Korek Telecom, says: “Our partnership with Ericsson is built on trust and common goals, especially those relating to our subscribers, who will always be at the heart of our operations and mission. By ensuring real-time data consolidation and exposure, Ericsson’s UDC solution is an excellent booster of end-user experience.”

Rafiah Ibrahim, Head of Ericsson Region Middle East and Africa, says: “The latest Ericsson Mobility Report forecasts that the Middle East will have 880 million subscriptions by the end of 2021. Ericsson’s UDC solution ensures high-quality performance for both operators and their subscribers, and this deal with Korek represents one of our first UDC deployments in the Middle East.

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About Korek Telecom

Serving the 18 provinces of Iraq, Korek Telecom offers wireless communications services to consumers, businesses and government users. Korek Telecom started operating in Iraq in 2000 and is the country’s oldest telecom company. In August 2007 Korek Telecom was awarded a nationwide mobile license and today covers a total population of more than 32 million inhabitants.

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