Nokia to deploy its 5G solutions across Vodacom’s network

28 Oct 2020

Nokia has announced that it is enabling ultra-fast 5G services for Vodacom South Africa’s customers by deploying its 5G radio, core and fixed network solutions across Vodacom’s network. Nokia is supplying its AirScale, FastMile and Subscriber Data Management (SDM)/Home Subscriber Server (HSS) products to Vodacom to enhance its service offering and deliver increased operational efficiencies. Nokia’s AirScale radio network product portfolio will enable Vodacom to deploy 5G services across several spectrum bands – including the 3500MHz, 2600MHz and 700MHz/800MHz bands which will be auctioned by telecoms regulator ICASA before the end of March 2021. Vodacom will also use Nokia’s FastMile 5G gateway to offer fixed-wireless access (FWA) services in areas not currently served by a fibre network.

South Africa, Nokia Networks (formerly NSN), Vodacom South Africa