Nokia wins Orange Slovensko deal for 5G RAN

10 Feb 2020

Finnish vendor Nokia says it has been selected by Orange Slovensko, Slovakia’s leading mobile network operator by subscribers, to prepare its Radio Access Network (RAN) for 5G. In a press release today (10 February), the equipment maker said that further enhancement of Orange Slovensko’s RAN with 5G technology will enable a wide range of innovative services for consumer and enterprise customers across Slovakia, and notes that the deal – which builds on long-term end-to-end network collaboration between the two parties – includes RAN equipment, software, NetAct management solution and automation tools.

Nokia confirmed that going forward, Orange’s network in Slovakia will utilise Nokia’s 5G New Radio (5G NR)-based AirScale hardware and software for the new 5G frequency bands. Nokia will also provide its state-of-the-art NetAct Management System together with advanced automation and efficiency tools. The deal will support Orange Slovensko in the evolution of its recently-modernised AirScale-based 4G network, by activating 5G in existing bands through pure software upgrades.

Slovakia, Nokia, Orange Slovensko