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Nokia, A1 to deploy LTE and 5G campus networks in Austria

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Nokia and A1 Austria have signed a three-year contract that will see the two collaborate to drive the digital transformation of A1’s enterprise customers through private networks.

Under the terms of the deal Nokia will provide its industrial-grade private wireless technology and services for all existing and new A1 Austria LTE and 5G enterprise campus network deployments. Previously, A1 and Nokia have successfully deployed a number of private wireless campus networks in Austria, including installations at Magna Steyr, Vienna Airport and 5G Playground Carinthia.

Alexander Stock (pictured), CTO at A1 Austria, said: “This deal reinforces the long-standing collaboration between A1 and Nokia, including an agreement to expand next-generation 5G mobile communications in Austria. A1 is now a clear leader in enterprise in Austria and, together with Nokia as its technology partner, we are looking forward to quickly rolling out new deployments.”

In addition to the services contract, Nokia will supply A1 Austria with the infrastructure, software and services required to established the private LTE networks. This is to include a micro core network, AirFrame servers, small or macro cells as well as professional services.

Friedrich Trawöger, head of operate and managed services at Nokia, added: “As operators like A1 Austria diversify their portfolios with new services and business innovation to digitalize industries, Nokia is in place to deliver proven expertise in the deployment and operation of business-critical private network solutions. We have had significant success on a number of executed projects with A1 in Austria and this deal will further position both companies as leaders in the private LTE and 5G domain.”

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