Sudatel to Trial Nokia 4.5G Pro, 4.9G, 5G and FTTH Technologies

Sudatel to Trial Nokia 4.5G Pro, 4.9G, 5G and FTTH Technologies Image Credit: Nokia

Sudan's Sudatel will be trialing Nokia 4.5G Pro, 4.9G and 5G mobile technologies along with Nokia's fixed FTTH portfolio to enhance the mobile and residential broadband experience in the country, says Nokia.

The collaboration will focus initially on the capital city of Khartoum. Nokia and Sudatel will conduct several different use-case tests using Nokia fixed and mobile technologies in Nokia Laboratories in Espoo, Finland and Antwerp, Belgium. With an initial focus on enhancing mobile data services in Khartoum, the companies will evaluate how the 5G-ready AirScale radio access portfolio, can increase capacity and speeds today while providing a path to 5G in the future.

In addition, Sudatel will leverage Nokia's passive optical networking (PON) fiber solutions to enhance the residential broadband experience. The companies will conduct a high-speed fixed technology trial in Khartoum, starting in July.

Tarig Zain El Abdein, President and CEO, Sudatel Telecom Gorup
Sudatel is pleased to sign this strategic technology partnership with Nokia for the development of leading ultra-broadband services in Sudan and contribute to enhancing the Broadband Development Index. 

Pierre Chaume, Head of North & West Africa, Nokia
Working together with Sudatel, we can leverage technologies that will support Sudatel's 2020 Strategy of becoming the most admired ICT provider in Africa, and enable them to deliver the services that meet the growing business and personal demands of their subscribers.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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