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Nortel selected as home location register provider to Cingular Wireless

Nortel Networks has been selected as the primary provider of Home Location Register (HLR) infrastructure to support...


June 25, 2003  


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Nortel Networks has been selected as the primary provider of Home Location Register (HLR) infrastructure to support U.S.-based Cingular Wireless’ migration to next generation GSM, GPRS and EDGE technologies.

HLR technology tracks and manages individual subscriber information that is needed by the network to confirm that callers are valid customers, to route calls, and to provision services.

Nortel Networks Univity HLR equipment will help ensure seamless, ubiquitous services to subscribers across Cingular’s national wireless network as they roam between networks and cell sites, the company said.

It manages existing wireless voice traffic, and is designed to provide a cost effective solution to support Cingular’s evolution to data services. By supporting multiple interfaces (GSM, GPRS, EDGE) simultaneously from a common platform, Nortel Networks Univity HLR equipment minimizes the need for additional capital outlays when an operator is ready to migrate to 3G technology.

“The HLR is the heart of the network. It enables the delivery of all subscriber services,” said Vivian Hudson, president and general manager, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Nortel Networks.

HLR technology simplifies the provisioning process by using a centralized data server platform to provide a single point of aggregation. The centralized data server can provision multiple downstream systems, keeping the entire network synchronized as new subscribers are added or services change for individual subscribers.


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