Nokia will supply equipment from its AirScale portfolio helping Net4Mobility to deliver 5G connectivity to its subscribers. The move will enable a range of new use cases across Industry 4.0, entertainment, cloud gaming, transportation, education, and healthcare. Nokia will replace the incumbent vendor with deployment already underway.
The deal will improve legacy 4G performance while increasing capacity with 5G services introduced at the majority of sites within awarded areas.
Net4Mobility will take advantage of the 3.5 GHz spectrum band, ideal for dense urban coverage. Nokia will replace the incumbent vendor’s 4G network and it is expected that a significant number of new sites will be added every year. Nokia’s secure and future-proofed solutions will also ensure Net4Mobility’s network meets industry standards for security.
Net4Mobility, which was formed in 2009 to support the deployment of 2G and 4G networks, is Sweden’s largest RAN network and carries approximately 60 percent of network traffic in the country. Its 4G network covers 90 percent of the country and 99.9 percent of the population.
Nokia has previously been selected by both Tele2 and Telenor for its cloud core network.
Jonas Eden, CTO of Telenor Sweden, said: “We expand our 5G offer to our subscribers in Sweden. 5G is already available in our biggest cities and we aim to offer the service to 99.9% of Sweden’s population by the end of 2023.”
Yogesh Malik, CTIO of Tele2, said: “We can begin the broad rollout of 5G in Sweden. The new generation network will mean a significant improvement for consumers and enable innovation, automation, and higher efficiency for companies.”
Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks at Nokia, said: “This deal demonstrates Nokia’s momentum for both radio and 5G across Scandinavia and the Baltic region. Nokia has broad experience of network sharing and we are thrilled to bring our solutions to the largest network in Sweden and deliver the best possible 5G coverage to their customers.”