Telenor selects NEC and Cisco to deploy 5G xHaul transport networks

Telenor has selected NEC Corporation and Cisco to deploy 5G xHaul transport networks in Norway and Denmark.
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In April, NEC and Cisco entered a Global System Integrator Agreement (GSIA) to expand their partnership for accelerating the deployment of innovative 5G IP transport network solutions.

NEC said this project is an extension of a global frame agreement signed in 2016 for Telenor’s 4G IP / Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network in Scandinavia, to deliver next-generation networks to the operator.

Cisco will supply its NCS 540 series as the cell site router and NEC will provide value added services built on its expertise both in the IT and network domain to implement an architecture that enables flexible and highly scalable end-to-end IP/MPLS networks with bandwidth that can support the high-capacity and low-latency communication required by 5G.

“As a One-stop Network Integrator, NEC takes a customer-first approach, providing optimal solutions that match individual requirements based on our best-of-breed ecosystem, consisting of NEC’s own products and those from industry-leading partners such as Cisco,” said MayukoTatewaki, General Manager, Service Provider Solutions Division, NEC Corporation.

“Through our partnership with NEC, we help Telenor connect more people in Norway and Denmark and provide the automation and orchestration necessary to meet future demands on the network,” Shaun McCarthy, Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Mass Infrastructure Group, Cisco, said.