Cibicom selects Nokia for LTE across Denmark
Nokia has formed an agreement with Cibicom, a Danish operator and internet service provider, to deploy a new 450MHz LTE network.
Together the two will replace the existing Cibicom radio networks and migrate them to a new framework that will enable full 4G data coverage across Denmark, as well as mass volume IoT connectivity.
The project will build on the Cibicom’s 450MHz license acquisition in June, enabling it to improve its offering to utility companies, but positioning it to adapt to changing customer requirements and offer new opportunities around 5G 3.5Ghz.
“Our decision to choose Nokia was based not only on their radio access technology but also their ability to provide a service that is reliable, robust and secure,” said Mette Slesvig, COO of operations at Cibicom.
“With IoT and managed services becoming increasingly important to our critical business customers, we need a partner that can not only provide network and service quality support tor LTE-M communications, but can adapt with us to provide more capacity and be ready for whatever customers need us to provide.”
In addition, this deployment will enhance Cibicom’s position as supplier of critical and business critical infrastructure, such as waste, water, energy and transportation.
Once live, smart grids and remote managed petrol stations are examples of where these systems will be needed, as well as “blue light” emergency services, such as the police and ambulance services.
At present, Cibicom covers 98% of Denmark this project will maintain this level of coverage, as well as provide improved connectivity for private households in neighbouring Greenland.
“Radio networks supplying waste, water, energy and transportation services must not only be foundationally sound and built to last, but also prioritize security, quality and reliability,” added Lise Karstensen, head of Nordics at Nokia.
“In addition, these sectors are also witnessing a growing need for IoT powered remote monitoring and management solutions, increasing the focus on network and service quality, as well as uptime. This technology upgrade will make Cibicom’s network ready for current and future demand.”