January 11, 2018

Nokia to help Telenor prepare for the future

The development paves the way for a SDN-ready platform and supports the evolution of 5G.
The development paves the way for a SDN-ready platform and supports the evolution of 5G.
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Finnish telecommunications giant Nokia has been chosen by Telenor as the sole supplier of its legacy optical backbone network in Norway and Sweden.

Nokia’s solution will provide much-needed multi-terabit bandwidth capacity to the two Nordic countries. Telenor is preparing its network infrastructure for the upcoming transformation to 5G mobile, along with growing demand for online video and internet usage, and increased use of cloud applications.

The optical backbone will feature Nokia’s state-of-the-art coherent optical transmission technology, which provides Telenor with the tools for more efficient automation, optimisation and assurance of network services.

“We are excited to be chosen for this multi-year turnkey project,” says Nicolas Almendro, head of Europe & MEA Optics Business Development at Nokia. “This highly resilient and secure optical backbone will play a critical role in deploying next-generation services to Telenor customers in Norway and Sweden, and help the customer prepare for the demands of 5G.”

Nokia’s optical backbone network will become an essential part of the Norwegian and Swedish national infrastructure, and will entail the replacement of existing infrastructure connecting 200 Telenor nodes in the two countries.

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