A1 Austria has chosen Nokia to provide 5G radio entry and core community providers as a part of its plan to roll out 5G protection throughout the nation.
A1 Telekom Austria Group supplies digital providers and communications know-how in Central and Japanese Europe with about 25 million clients, presently working in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Belarus, Slovenia, North Macedonia and Serbia.
Within the deal introduced in November 2020, A1 Austria engaged Nokia to supply industrial-grade non-public wi-fi know-how and providers for all present and new A1 Austria LTE and 5G enterprise campus community deployments.
A1 is a worldwide lead buyer for Nokia’s community slicing know-how in 4G and 5G cell networks, a key performance for enterprise networking, which A1 Austria plans to make obtainable throughout the nation. The longstanding partnership has additionally included the profitable growth of 3G and 4G cell networks and the roll-out of Austria’s largest fibre-optic community.
Nokia and A1 Austria have additionally efficiently deployed plenty of non-public wi-fi campus networks in Austria, together with installations at Magna Steyr, Vienna Airport and 5G Playground Carinthia.
The deployment of services within the new multi-year contract is underneath approach, with the core factor anticipated to be rolled out within the first half of 2021. Nokia will provide A1 with its AirScale portfolio together with 5G RAN, AirScale base stations and Nokia AirScale radio entry merchandise. These techniques are meant to allow A1 Austria to ship the required connectivity and capability advantages to its shopper and enterprise subscribers.
A1 will even launch 4G and 5G community slicing commercially, following a profitable pilot. The know-how will help connectivity from 4G and 5G units over the sliced community to purposes operating in non-public and public clouds. The slicing continuity between the networks permits operators to maximise their community protection for brand spanking new cell connectivity providers and ship new worth and enterprise alternatives.
“Our ambition is to make sure Austria enters the digital period with the perfect connectivity underpinned by our 5G community,” mentioned A1 Austria CEO Marcus Grausam. “With Nokia as our accomplice, we’ve already labored side-by-side on many profitable tasks and we had no hesitation in persevering with our collaboration to make sure that we realise the complete potential of 5G know-how.”
Tommi Uitto, president of cell networks at Nokia, added: “We’re delighted to increase our longstanding partnership with A1 Austria into the 5G period by supplying our RAN and core know-how. We have now already labored collaboratively with A1 on plenty of thrilling tasks and we take this growth undertaking as affirmation that our know-how is best-in-class. We sit up for embarking on this subsequent journey as their trusted accomplice.”