Iliad selects Nokia for 5G rollout in France, Italy

14 Feb 2020

Nokia has announced that it will extend its long-standing partnership with Iliad Group to roll out 5G networks across France and Italy. The 5G deal will focus on network modernisation and 5G introduction in France and Italy, making 5G available to 17 million subscribers across both countries. Iliad Group will install Nokia’s newest radio access technology, AirScale, supporting 4G/LTE and 5G in the same radio access system. This versatility will enable Iliad Group to offer new services to both consumers and businesses while also future-proofing the radio network. The installation of 5G massive MIMO antennas will ensure Iliad subscribers can make the most of the ultra-low latency and high-bandwidth capabilities of 5G, Iliad Group’s CEO Thomas Reynaud said: ‘We want to offer our customers the best possible 5G experience and that is why we have chosen to strengthen and accelerate our relationship with Nokia as we enter the 5G era. Nokia’s innovative 5G technologies and solutions will enable us to launch quickly and efficiently, delivering a superior network performance whilst also securing us against future challenges.’

France, Italy, Free Mobile (Iliad), Iliad (Free), Iliad (Italy)