Nokia has announced that it is set to support Telefónica in its efforts to deploy 5G services to 75% of the Spanish population by the end of the year. The move will mean that Nokia will continue its long-standing partnership with Telefónica as the only vendor to supply 5G radio technology to all of its 5G operations across Europe.
Nokia has supported Telefónica’s 5G development strategy since 2018 as part of the ‘Technological Cities’ project in the historical city of Segovia in central Spain. The project trialled the capabilities of 5G across a range of different use cases in urban areas to enable local citizens and companies to understand the benefits of new 5G-based digital services. In particular, the project looked at the benefits of enhanced data speeds with higher capacity and lower latency.
Nokia currently supplies its flexible AirScale Radio Access portfolio, which delivers ultra-fast data speeds, connectivity and ultra-low latency and gives Telefónica the flexibility to respond to increasing demand. Nokia is also providing its expertise with roll-out and support services. Moreover, Nokia is also supporting Telefónica with the development of its network for the hyperconnected 5G era in different areas, including IP network, optical transport and fibre.Click below to share this article