Proximus Luxembourg selects Nokia for 5G equipment

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Proximus Luxembourg is to use equipment from Nokia's AirScale Single RAN (S-RAN) portfolio for its nationwide 5G rollouts.

The deal will include 5G RAN, AirScale base stations and Nokia AirScale radio access products for both indoor and outdoor coverage.

Proximus Luxembourg, which has been awarded spectrum in the 700Mhz band and the 3.5Ghz band, said the partnership would help it reduce complexity and increase cost efficiencies.

Tommi Uitto (pictured), president of mobile networks at Nokia, said: “We are delighted and proud to extend our long-standing partnership with Proximus Luxembourg which demonstrates its continued confidence in Nokia and our technology. Nokia was also recently selected by Proximus Belgium for 5G and this deal continues Nokia’s strategic partnership with the Proximus Group. We look forward to supporting its 5G journey.”

The deal consolidates Nokia’s existing partnership with Proximus Luxembourg and the Proximus Group, following Nokia’s recent appointment by Proximus Belgium for 5G, alongside Ericsson.

Deployment in Luxembourg is expected to begin next year.

Gérard Hoffmann, CEO of Proximus Luxembourg: “Luxembourg is a very dynamic and competitive market that represents many opportunities in the 5G era across a range of verticals. Working together with Nokia we want to encourage consumers and businesses to fully embrace 5G and take advantage of the incredible opportunities it will bring to the country.”