MTN Ghana has become the first mobile phone service provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East to successfully complete a call using Ericsson’s latest MSC-S Blade Cluster, information available to ghanabusinessnews.com from the global mobile industry says.
The technology is said to have a capacity significantly compared to that of traditional mobile softswitch voice servers and reduces power consumption by up to 60% per subscriber, providing cost savings for mobile operators.
Eben Albertyn, the CTO of MTN Ghana was quoted as saying, “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.”
MTN Ghana is the biggest mobile phone service provider in Ghana with a subscriber base of about eight million.
By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi