Airtel-Vodafone selects Nokia Networks for Channel Islands 4G

04 November 2014 |

Capacity Europe day 2 – Channel Islands mobile provider Airtel-Vodafone, has today revealed Finnish vendor Nokia Networks as sole supplier of its 4G network in the region.

A joint venture between Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, Airtel-Vodafone is making a multimillion pound investment in the Channel Islands to upgrade its services, and Nokia Networks will provide all equipment and service expertise for its installation of 4G.

“Our 4G network will bring a level of speed and accessibility that will transform the way islanders access the internet, and it is vital that we have the very best infrastructure possible,” said Ian Campbell, CEO at Airtel-Vodafone.

“Nokia Networks is a top-end European supplier and has extensive experience in implementing similar deployments with leading operators across the globe. We chose this vendor because we know that it has the reliability and level of expertise needed to execute this project in line with our expectations.”

Airtel-Vodafone appointed David Fowler as its CTO in September this year, and the operator’s 4G services are expected to be available in the first half of 2015.

“The Airtel-Vodafone technical team already has significant experience in deploying 4G networks and we are delighted to support the company to the benefit of their customers across the Channel Islands,” said Tejinder Kalra, head of the Airtel-Vodafone customer team at Nokia Networks.