Nokia bags five-year 5G deal with Elisa Estonia
09:03, 20 December 2021
Nokia has won a five-year 5G deal with Elisa Estonia as sole Radio Access Network (RAN) vendor.
The telecoms giant’s deal includes the replacement of the existing 4G infrastructure.
Under the terms of the deal, Nokia will provide equipment from its latest ReefShark System on chip-powered AirScale equipment portfolio covering Elisa's nationwide radio network across the country.
Nokia’s AirScale RAN portfolio is designed for simple ‘plug-in’ deployment and reduced power consumption. It is suitable for dense-urban environments as well as coverage in wide-expanse rural areas.
Sustainable 5G business
Andrus Hiiepuu, CEO at Elisa Estonia, commented on the agreement: “We have huge ambitions for providing state-of-the-art entertainment and communications services to our customers, underpinned by a 5G network.”
He added: “Nokia is our trusted partner for this and will help us to deliver a sustainable 5G business. Their technology and innovation will help us to differentiate in the market and I look forward to working closely with them on this project.”
Tommi Uitto, president of mobile networks at Nokia, said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Elisa Estonia in this deal and for their trust in our technology leadership. Our AirScale portfolio will deliver cutting-edge connectivity to their customers, and I look forward to working closely with them on this project and beyond.”
City watchers will be keen to see if the New York-listed Nokia stock (also listed in Helsinki) moves when the market opens later today.