Nokia and MEO sign multi-year 5G RAN contract

Nokia and MEO sign multi-year 5G RAN contract

Nokia and MEO have signed a multi-year contract to modernize the Portuguese telecom’s existing RAN infrastructure and enhance its 5G capabilities.

The agreement covers network modernization, including the replacement of existing 2G, 4G, and 5G infrastructure.

Under the contract, Nokia will supply equipment from its 5G AirScale portfolio powered by its energy-efficient ReefShark System-on-Chip technology, including Massive MIMO, baseband and remote radio head solutions for both indoor and outdoor scenarios.

MEO will also utilize Nokia’s MantaRay SON, the Self-Organizing Networks solution, for optimization and network assurance.

Furthermore, MEO will leverage Nokia’s Global Delivery Center in Portugal for complete project delivery and support services. This collaboration will tap into a highly skilled talent pool, cutting-edge tools, and operational capabilities. Additionally, MEO will benefit from Nokia’s 5G research and development center in Portugal, fostering innovation for 5G and future technologies.

José Pedro Nascimento, CTO, MEO, said: “Our partnership with Nokia has already resulted in impressive projects, and we are excited to continue working together to fully realize the potential of 5G technology. This modernization will enable us to bring in exciting possibilities and generate new value for both individuals and businesses.”

Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks, Nokia, said: ” We are thrilled to strengthen our partnership with this important and long-standing customer through this significant agreement. Together, we aim to unlock the potential of 5G to support the digital transformation of industries and redefine customer experiences.”

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