Nokia to Extend 5G Radio and Core Contract with A1 Telekom Austria Group
Aug 23, 2021 By MarketDepth
Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) reported its selection by A1 Telekom Austria Group to extend its 5G radio outside of Austria into Bulgaria, Slovenia and Serbia. This multi-country single vendor deal will have Nokia provide 5G RAN solutions from its comprehensive AirScale portfolio to all three markets and 5G Standalone core network to Slovenia and Serbia.
“We are delighted to have been selected by A1 Telekom Austria Group to support their rollout of our AirScale 5G RAN and core technology across Bulgaria, Serbia and Slovenia.”Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks, Nokia
Nokia has been providing comprehensive 5G coverage across Austria and will evolve its strategic partnership with A1 with this deal. Nokia plans to provide equipment from its AirScale portfolio which includes its AirScale radio access products to deliver high speed, connectivity and capacity to their subscribers. Nokia’s 5G Standalone Core software leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence to allow zero touch automation capabilities for A1 in Serbia and Slovenia to drive greater reliability and scale. Alex Kuchar, Group Director Technology & Future Services at A1 Telekom Austria Group said: “As we take steps towards the introduction of 5G in these new markets it is imperative we have the best network infrastructure to offer our customers commercial 5G services that delivers all the technological advantages and benefits of 5G. We are therefore pleased to continue our partnership with Nokia and I looked forward to working collaboratively with them to deploy market-leading digital services on this multi-market project.”
Nokia Expanding 5G Into Europe
Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks, Nokia, said: “We are delighted to have been selected by A1 Telekom Austria Group to support their rollout of our AirScale 5G RAN and core technology across Bulgaria, Serbia and Slovenia. They continue to place their trust in our technology and are committed to delivering best-in-class services to their subscribers around the world. We look forward to working collaboratively with them moving forward.”