Nokia wins 5G deal with Elisa Estonia as sole RAN vendor

Nokia has been selected by Elisa Estonia for a 5G RAN deployment as well as to replace the existing 4G infrastructure in a five-year deal.
Nokia AirScaleNokia will be the sole provider, replacing the incumbent vendor. Deployment is expected to roll out next year following the completion of Estonia’s spectrum auction in early 2022.

Nokia will provide equipment from its latest ReefShark System on Chip-powered AirScale equipment portfolio covering Elisa’s radio network across the country. Nokia’s AirScale RAN portfolio is designed for seamless, simple, and efficient deployment and reduced power consumption. It covers all deployment scenarios including dense-urban environments and wide-area coverage.

Elisa Corporation selected Nokia as a nationwide supplier of 5G RAN last year supporting their efforts to digitize Finland and make it a leading global 5G market.

“Nokia is our trusted partner for this and will help us to deliver a sustainable 5G business. Technology and innovation of Nokia will help us to differentiate in the market and I look forward to working closely with them on this project,” Andrus Hiiepuu, CEO at Elisa Estonia, said.