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Nokia expands 5G radio and main contract with A1 Telekom


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Nokia expands 5G radio and core contract with A1 Telekom Austria Group to new markets

  • Nokia expands 5G RAN and Core solutions to Bulgaria, Serbia and Slovenia
  • Agreement continues Nokia’s long-standing partnership with A1 Telekom Austria Group

23 Aug 2021

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it has been selected by A1 Telekom Austria Group (A1) to expand its 5G footprint outside of Austria into Bulgaria, Serbia and Slovenia. The Through a multi-country agreement with a single vendor, Nokia will deliver 5G RAN solutions from its full AirScale portfolio to the three markets and an autonomous 5G core network to Serbia and Slovenia. Deployment is already underway in Bulgaria and should start soon in all other markets.

Nokia is already providing full 5G coverage throughout Austria and will evolve its strategic partnership with A1 with this expanded agreement. Nokia will provide equipment from its AirScale portfolio, including 5G RAN and other Nokia AirScale radio access products, which will deliver incredible speeds, connectivity and capacity to their subscribers.

Nokia’s native 5G Standalone Core software harnesses machine learning and artificial intelligence and will enable A1 in Serbia and Slovenia to have near-contactless automation capabilities to increase scale and reliability. Nokia’s open 5G Standalone Core architecture will also give A1 the flexibility to meet market demands while controlling costs in an era of increasing network complexity by streamlining operations and unlocking critical capabilities, such as slicing. of the network.

Nokia will support A1 in its efforts to cover all major populated communities as well as major roads over the next 5 years. The deployment will also offer new innovative services to consumers as well as vertical industries such as Industry 4.0. A1 is committed to continuously improving and expanding its network infrastructure to maintain its position as market leader.

Nokia is a longtime partner of A1 and has worked collaboratively to introduce 3G and 4G mobile networks as well as Austria’s largest fiber optic network and several private campus wireless facilities.

Alex Kuchar, Director, Technology and Future Services Group from the A1 Telekom Austria group said: “As we take steps to introduce 5G to these new markets, it is imperative that we have the best network infrastructure to provide our customers with 5G business services that deliver all the technological advantages and advantages of 5G. We are therefore delighted to continue our partnership with Nokia and look forward to working with them to deploy market-leading digital services in this multi-market project.

Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks, Nokia, said: “We are delighted to have been selected by A1 Telekom Austria Group to support the deployment of our AirScale 5G RAN and core technology in Bulgaria, Serbia and Slovenia. They continue to trust our technology and are committed to providing best-in-class service to their subscribers around the world. We look forward to working with them to move forward.


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