Orange France selects Nokia for 5G deployment

31 Jan 2020

Nokia has been selected by Orange France to provide it with an end-to-end 5G offering, including RAN, advanced automation tools, network management solutions and associated professional services. Nokia will initially support Orange’s 5G commercial launch by enabling the rollout of its Single RAN (SRAN) network for 5G through software upgrades, streamlining the initial steps to build 5G. It will also introduce 5G New Radio (5G NR)-based AirScale hardware and software for the new 5G frequency bands. Fabienne Dulac, Deputy CEO of Orange Group and CEO of Orange France, stated: ‘For Orange, the deployment of 5G represents a huge challenge and is one of the main priorities of our Engage 2025 strategic plan. We are delighted to be pursuing our partnership with Nokia, a key long-term partner, in order to develop a powerful and innovative 5G network. 5G will enable the development of new use-cases and new services and will provide an enriched experience for our customers – both in the consumer and business segments. Through this agreement, Orange reaffirms its ambition to being network leader.’