A1 Telekom Austria has announced the signing of a contract with Finnish vendor Nokia to expand 5G mobile communications in Austria. The contract continues the long-standing partnership between the pair which has included the expansion of 3G and 4G LTE mobile networks and the rollout of Austria’s largest fibre-optic network. The contract includes both Nokia’s 5G radio access and cloud-native 5G core technology to ensure ‘seamless high-performance service and excellent user experience’ over wireless, fixed or converged networks.
‘Together with Nokia, we will leverage the full potential of 5G,’ commented A1 CEO Marcus Grausam, adding: ‘We rely on a trusted and long-standing partner with whom we have already successfully implemented numerous major projects. Now the starting signal has been given for the Austria-wide deployment of the A1 5G network, which will open up new worlds of applications and transform business models.’