Nokia wins five-year 5G contract with Elisa Estonia

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Nokia has been selected by Elisa Finland subsidiary Elisa Estonia for nationwide 5G RAN deployment, signing a five-year deal with the vendor.

Nokia will be the sole provider as part of the deal and will also be responsible for replacing the existing 4G infrastructure in the country. 

The Finnish brand will provide equipment from its latest ReefShark System on Chip-powered AirScale equipment portfolio covering Elisa’s nationwide radio network across the country. 

Tommi Uitto, president of mobile networks at Nokia said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Elisa Estonia in this deal and for their trust in our technology leadership. 

“Our AirScale portfolio will deliver cutting-edge connectivity to their customers and I look forward to working closely with them on this project and beyond.”

Nokia has maintained a long-standing partnership with Elisa Corporation, it says and was selected as a nationwide supplier of 5G RAN last year. 

Deployment of the project is expected to roll out next year following the completion of Estonia’s spectrum auction in early 2022. 

Andrus Hiiepuu, CEO at Elisa Estonia added: “We have huge ambitions for providing state-of-the-art entertainment and communications services to our customers underpinned by a 5G network. Nokia is our trusted partner for this and will help us to deliver a sustainable 5G business. 

“Their technology and innovation will help us to differentiate in the market and I look forward to working closely with them on this project.”