SETAR and Nokia partner to deliver 5G in Aruba
SETAR, a communications provider in Aruba, has expanded its partnership with Nokia to provide a full end-to-end 5G.
Under the terms of the expanded partnership, the first end-to-end deal for Nokia in Latam, Nokia will use a phased approach to upgrade RAN access and modernise elements of the core and data management systems.
“Nokia has been a long-term partner in SETAR’s modernization program, delivering on our plans to bring Aruba a world-class communications network,” said Roland Croes (pictured), managing director of SETAR. “Through our partnership to bring 5G to the island, we will ensure Aruba has the highest quality of services and maintains itself as a desirable place to live for our 110,000 residents and a top destination for 2 million tourists a year.”
The upgrade to SETAR’s network will future-proof its infrastructure and offer new business services in areas like hospitality, healthcare and gaming. In addition, by working with Nokia’s end-to-end portfolio, SETAR benefits from accelerated time-to-market and improved total cost of ownership.
At present, Nokia works with SETAR to run a 4.5G pro-based network across the island using Single RAN Advanced AirScale technology that creates an easy re-farming of spectrum on-demand.
“SETAR has been a trusted partner for years and this new investment is an important step in delivering real 5G to the island,” added Osvaldo Di Campli, head of Latin America at Nokia. “Choosing Nokia as the main vendor for this network means SETAR will benefit from an overall improvement in rollout time, cost of ownership and flexibility in the deployment, and demonstrates the adaptability of our 5G solution for service providers, whatever their size.”
Additionally, the upgrade project will also feature the introduction of a shared data layer that increases the efficiency of subscription and authentication services three-fold, as well as the installation of a virtualised evolved packet core that delivers an increase in the efficiency of the mobility and gateway functions.