Proximus selects Nokia for 5G network in Luxembourg

Nokia announced it has been selected by Proximus Luxembourg in a 7-year deal to supply 5G coverage nationwide.
Nokia 5G base station
The network deal consolidates Nokia’s existing partnership with Proximus Luxembourg and the Proximus Group, following Nokia’s recent appointment by Proximus Belgium for 5G.

The project will support Proximus Luxembourg’s efforts to deliver on the Luxembourg government’s strategy of digitizing the country and driving innovation underpinned by 5G networks.

Nokia will replace the incumbent radio vendor in the deal with deployment expected to commence next year.

Nokia will supply AirScale Single RAN (S-RAN) portfolio for both indoor and outdoor coverage, including 5G RAN, AirScale base stations and Nokia AirScale radio access products.

Proximus Luxembourg has been awarded spectrum in the 700Mhz band for ultra-reliable, low-latency communication and the 3.5Ghz band for dense urban coverage.

These solutions will enable Proximus Luxembourg to build on its existing mobile network leadership and deliver connectivity and capacity benefits to consumers, as well as reducing complexity and increasing cost efficiencies.

Nokia Software’s NetAct network management solution will securely manage Proximus Luxembourg’s networks.

Gerard Hoffmann, CEO of Proximus Luxembourg, said: “Luxembourg is a dynamic and competitive market that represents many opportunities in the 5G era across a range of verticals.”