Vodafone NZ signs 5G network deal with Nokia

8 Aug 2019

Vodafone New Zealand has announced Nokia will be its official technology partner for the rollout of the country’s first commercial 5G network, scheduled for launch in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown in December 2019. Under the deal Nokia will supply and integrate a 5G network, which will include its AirScale radio access solution, cloud-native core and design services.

Vodafone NZ technology director Tony Baird commented: ‘We are excited to be working with Nokia to deliver a commercial 5G network for Vodafone and New Zealand, building on our proud heritage of being first to deliver to Kiwis the best mobile technology available at the time, including 2G, 3G, 4G and now 5G.’

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