ANTEL, Nokia Complete First 5G Commercial Network in Latin America

ANTEL, Nokia Complete First 5G Commercial Network in Latin America Image Credit: Sikov/

Nokia and ANTEL, the Uruguayan state owned operator, successfully completed the installation of the first 5G commercial network in Latin America.

This network deployment started in the Barra de Manantiales area, Maldonado Department, where the first 5G base stations are operational and ready to provide services. ANTEL showed the ultra-low latencies and high speeds of 5G to local authorities and press at a launch event, using a virtual-reality sports application called "penalty kick".

Nokia and ANTEL have a long and important partnership in delivering mobile, IP and optical services to the Uruguayan market. They continue to work closely together in delivering the full commercial deployment of the 5G radio network. Nokia's services expertise plays a key role in deploying 5G networks and the team worked closely with the ANTEL team to deliver this demonstration for Uruguay.

Andres Tolosa, President of ANTEL
This milestone is in line with our strong commitment to the development of the industrial and entertainment sectors as well as a great impulse to application development. We are a worldwide reference in FTTH networks and pioneers in providing our subscribers with state-of-the-art mobile networks.

Osvaldo Di Campli, Head of Latin America, Nokia
5G is an exciting opportunity for growth and to introduce new services and we are pleased to work with ANTEL on their 5G  commercial deployment. This clearly underscores Nokia's end-to-end experience in 5G and we look forward to supporting ANTEL as they continue to innovate with new services.

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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