Nokia and Tele2 expand 5G partnership in the Baltics

05. 01. 2022 Wednesday / By: Robert Denes / Industrial / Exact time: BST / Print this page

Nokia is expanding its partnership with Tele2 to deploy 5G RANs in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as part of a long-term agreement. The deal continues to be based on 25 years of strong and close cooperation between the two Baltic companies.

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Nokia's 5G solutions allow Tele2 to provide connectivity and capacity benefits to its customers with extremely low latency, as well as reduce complexity. Nokia is the incumbent and the only supplier in the deal. The Finnish technology giant is securing Tele2’s nationwide radio network from its Chip-powered AirScale portfolio from its latest ReefShark system. The launch will begin when Tele2 has gained enough spectrum with this year’s auctions in both the low and high bands.

Tele2 previously acquired 5G spectrum in Latvia in the 3.5 GHz and 700 MHz spectrum. Nokia's AirScale RAN portfolio is designed for seamless, easy and efficient plug-in installation and reduced power consumption. It covers all deployment scenarios, including dense urban environments and extensive coverage. Nokia has been cooperating with Tele2 since 1996 to build 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G networks in the Baltic countries.

Petras Masiulis, CEO of Tele2 Baltic said: "We now have a strong and reliable partner to launch the full 5G in the Baltics, and together we will provide significant improvements in each country to connect, providing our customers with better speed, reliability and coverage. Nokia has been a great partner. Mobile technology and we look forward to continuing this partnership while deploying the next generation of infrastructure in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania”.

Tommi Uitto, President of Nokia Mobile Networks. said: “We are pleased to be able to expand our long-standing partnership with Tele2 in the Baltics and are very proud to have been selected as a reliable 5G partner for this important deployment. Our best-in-class AirScale portfolio provides cutting-edge connectivity for their customers in multiple markets, and I look forward to working closely with them on this project and beyond.”

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