Nokia has announced that it has been selected to provide Uruguayan telecoms operator Dedicado’s 5G Non-Standalone (5G NSA) network in the 3.5GHz band with LTE in the 900MHz band. The deal will support the company’s strategy of offering next generation mobile broadband services to its customers. As a first step, Dedicado’s 5G commercial network will cover selected geographic areas around the capital Montevideo and Canelones, with plans to expand to other regions in the near future.
Nokia is providing equipment from its comprehensive AirScale portfolio to build the RAN, including 5G base stations and other radio access products which will enable superior speeds, capacity and lower latencies. Dedicado will utilise the 3.5GHz spectrum band for dense urban coverage, focusing initially on services for both residential and enterprise customers and expand to advanced mobile broadband services in the future. Nokia is also supplying its NetAct solution for network management and seamless daily network operations as well as its FastMile 5G Gateways for fixed wireless access in customer homes. Nokia is also providing the IP backbone, digital design, and deployment services for a faster time to market, as well as network optimisation and technical support services.
‘We selected Nokia as our trusted vendor due to its innovative and secure, high quality technology portfolio which will ensure we are able to future-proof our services and deliver a world-class 5G network, levering innovation in the country,’ said Arturo Vargas, CEO of Dedicado Uruguay, adding: ‘We are pleased to work closely with Nokia on this project which will see us build the foundations for a vibrant 5G ecosystem that will deliver compelling experiences to our customers. We keep leading the market of Uruguay, with one of our hugest investments, showing the presence of national capital and the trust in the country.’