Telenor Norway selects Zyxel Communications for 5G

Telenor Norway selects Zyxel Communications technology for 5G

14 January 2021 | Natalie Bannerman

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Telenor Norway has selected Zyxel Communications’ 5G NR Fixed Wireless Access outdoor router – NR 7101 for its 5G deployment.

The news comes as Telenor is modernizing its existing network infrastructure with the aim of offering nationwide 5G access in Scandinavia by 2024.

Zyxel’s 5G NR FWA outdoor router – NR 7101 uses modern antenna technology for Telenor to offer high-speed wireless connectivity.

“Customers connect more innovative technologies and smart devices to their respective networks and expect maximum coverage everywhere. FWA supports the increasing number of individuals and families working and learning from home; where platforms such as video conferences, interactive learning, cloud-based enterprise solutions, TV streaming and online gaming demand significant broadband access,” said Camilla Amundsen, CMO of Fixed and TV at Telenor Norway

FWA is therefore an important part of Telenor’s network modernisation and our partnership with Zyxel makes this possible. Zyxel is helping Telenor reach an additional level of service for customers throughout Norway and oversee the world’s fastest, largest rollout of 5G FWA.”

Using Zyxel’s NR7101 outdoor router, Telenor will also lay the foundation for a smooth transition to 5G for its customers, while also offering them access to its 4G network – enabling providers to maximise speeds and leverage its existing infrastructure investments in its rollout of 5G.

“Telenor is an industry pioneer in 5G and is at the forefront of deploying modern, next-generation networks for customers,” said Karsten Gewecke, SVP and head of EMEA Regional BU at Zyxel Communications.

“With our state-of-the-art 5G NR FWA technology, we’re playing a major role in delivering superior wireless access to customers everywhere throughout Norway. Combined with short delivery time, high speeds and increased reliability, FWA is an attractive solution for many customers – not only existing DSL customers.”

December saw Hiya and Telenor Norway form a strategic partnership to fight fraud and nuisance calls. The partnership will make Telenor Norway the first large scale European carrier to partner with an intelligent call protection service to combat the growing problem of fraud and nuisance calls.