Brazilian CSP Algar Telecom Selects Nokia Networks to Deploy 700MHz LTE Network

Brazilian CSP Algar Telecom Selects Nokia Networks to Deploy 700MHz LTE Network Image Credit: Nokia Networks

Algar Telecom, a Brazilan integrated communications provider, has awarded a 5-year turnkey project contract to Nokia Networks. Under the deal, Nokia Networks will be delivering the radio and core networks and managed services to transform the operator’s network infrastructure. Algar Telecom offers advanced landline, mobile phone, broadband, and cable TV services. 

The project will see Nokia Networks enabling Algar's LTE services in the 700 MHz band, upgrading its 3G network and will also include the deployment of Nokia's Telco Cloud. With this, subscribers in Minas Gerais, Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul and São Paulo will soon enjoy new voice and data services with excellent coverage and capacity. 

The contract includes the deployment of Nokia Networks' compact and energy-efficient Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station, a software-defined radio platform, complemented with Flexi Zone small cell solution and the Telco Cloud infrastructure, including IMS and Evolved Packet Core which will enable Algar Telecom's network to transform towards increased flexibility, scalability and support further innovation. The other components delivered by Nokia Networks as part of the agreement include iSON Manager, a centralized Self Organizing Networks solution to improve Algar Telecom’s network efficiency; Subscriber Data Management Platform, a centralized database for all relevant subscriber information and NetAct virtualized OSS. In addition, Nokia Networks will also be providing its professional services for network planning and optimization and systems integration & managed services with network implementation supported by Nokia Networks' Global Service Delivery and Care Services. 

Divino Sebastião de Souza, President and Chief Executive Officer, Algar Telecom
As one of the recognized leaders in the global network equipment industry, Nokia Networks is our first-choice supplier for this critical project that will consolidate our reputation as one of  Brazil’s preferred operators. With their support, we are building a future-ready network that will offer nothing less than the best to our subscribers – be it in terms of customer experience, or the wide array of innovative voice and data services that will soon be available. This network will also reduce our Carbon footprint and minimize our environmental impact, as we will be deploying energy-efficient equipment.

Dimitri Diliani, Head of Latin America, Nokia Networks
Our technology portfolio and services expertise will allow Algar Telecom to offer a truly unmatched customer experience. This contract validates and further strengthens our growing footprint in the Brazilian market.

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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