Telenor Group pens radio agreement with Nokia

22 May 2014 |

Telenor Group has selected vendor Nokia to provide it with radio access equipment and professional services as part of a five-year agreement.

Nokia will support Telenor as it upgrades its existing 2G and 3G networks, as well as deploy 4G services, across Europe and Asia.

“We continue to invest in the modernisation of our network to provide excellent end-user experience as part of our vision of internet for all,” said Hilde Tonne, EVP, group industrial development at Telenor Group. “For this important radio access technology area, we have selected Nokia as a partner due to our excellent working relationship and the company’s proven expertise in mobile broadband and services.”

Nokia will provide Telenor with its single RAN advanced technology – having signed a similar deal with Algérie Télécom earlier this week – and claims to be a leader in mobile broadband.

The single RAN advanced technology is based on Nokia’s Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station, and is designed to simplify macro radio networks by running different technologies on a single hardware platform.

“This project is another important milestone in our longstanding collaboration with Telenor Group which dates back to the 1990s, and we are currently supplier to several of Telenor’s business units across Europe and Asia”, said René Svendsen-Tune, EVP, Europe and Latin America, at Nokia.

“We are committed to support Telenor in developing a high-capacity mobile broadband infrastructure that will meet its subscribers’ needs today and tomorrow as well as those of new markets,” he added.