Nokia Bags 30 5G Operator Deals

Nokia Bags 30 5G Operator Deals Image Credit: Nokia

Nokia claims that it closed its 30th commercial 5G deal with the new contract with Austria's A1.

The agreements demonstrate Nokia's extensive portfolio of 5G capabilities, the industry's only true end-to-end range available globally from a single provider.

Taken together, the 30 commercial deals - including 16 with publicly named service provider customers - offer an insight into the progress of 5G roll-outs around the world and illustrate the value network operators see in this technology.

Powering its 5G portfolio with truly "cloud native" core technology rather than an evolution of current core solutions means Nokia has the flexibility to deliver on key client needs. This capability means operators can offer low latency, high throughput, content-rich services - and can integrate their 5G builds alongside existing 2G, 3G, 4G radio and fixed access networks.

Rajeev Suri, President and CEO, Nokia
Many of the 30 commercial 5G deals we celebrate today include multiple elements from across our end-to-end portfolio as our customers turn to Nokia at each stage of their 5G investment cycle.

Chris Nicoll, ACG Wireless and Mobility Principal Analyst
Given its articulated evolution path for this technology, Nokia can offer long-term partnership, rather than a transactional vendor relationship - an approach that also is contributing to this momentum. Service providers on the journey to 5G are at different stages of maturity and it is crucial that vendors in this market are prepared to support that full journey, not just part of the way.

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

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma

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