Following the call for tenders launched in 2019 for the selection of its 5G equipment supplier in Luxembourg, Orange has chosen Nokia. This agreement includes the equipment itself (antennas and routers) as well as launch and maintenance services.
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For Orange, the launch of 5G is a necessary and indispensable step forward in today’s world. It is one of the major challenges of its strategic plan Commitment 2025. After a positive result in the 5G auction conducted by the Institut Luxembourgeois de Régulation (I.L.R) last July – Orange had obtained the maximum available frequencies for the 5th generation of mobile communication: 2×10 on the 700 MHz band, 1×110 on the 3.6 GHz band.
Nokia was selected based on technological innovation, operational, and financial criteria. The equipment manufacturer will provide a set of products and services enabling the launch of the 5G network throughout the territory. The agreement includes antennas as well as associated professional services.
“With 5G, we confirm our commitment to offer the best in fixed and mobile connectivity to our customers and to support startups and companies in their innovation projects”.
On the mobile network, the European equipment manufacturer has, for several years, demonstrated the quality of its products, support and commitment to the quality of the customer experience. It is a long-standing industrial partner of the Orange Group. Tommi Uitto President of Nokia Mobile Networks said: “We are proud to support Orange in the launch of its state-of-the-art 5G network in Luxembourg. As the only radio supplier for this 5G network moving to stand-alone mode, we are supplying Nokia’s AirScale radio which covers the entire 3.5 GHz spectrum and offers high speed broadband to Orange subscribers. »
“We are delighted to be working with Nokia to launch this powerful, innovative and autonomous new network,” says Corinne Lozé, CEO of Orange Luxembourg. “We also continue to invest in our 4G network as network quality and customer experience are the pillars of sustainable evolution. With 5G, we confirm our commitment to offer the best in fixed and mobile connectivity to our customers and to support startups* and companies in their innovation projects”.
* Orange Fab is a startup accelerator that supports and enables the launch of innovative solutions within the Orange Group and its subsidiaries.