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Nokia’s new partner supports 5G deployment for 2019

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Jenna Delport
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Nokia’s new partner supports 5G deployment for 2019
Nokia’s new partner supports 5G deployment for 2019. (Image sourced from AIthority)

Nokia announced on Wednesday, 10 July 2019, that China Unicom has chosen the Nokia optical fronthaul solution to power its 4G and 5G networks in Beijing.

This partnership aligns with the network operator’s commitment to deliver 5G by 2019. As part of the Nokia end-to-end 5G portfolio, this collaboration aims to accelerate the deployment of 4G and 5G base stations and reduce operational costs.  

China Unicom has said that it requires a fronthaul solution that will speedily deploy 4G/5G radios and simplify the installation and management of the network in order to meet its 2019 5G goals. The Nokia 1830 Versatile WDM Module (VWM) provides multiservice WDM optical transport, making it suited to the performance needs of advanced 4G and 5G fronthaul.

Gao Bo, Head of the China Unicom CBT, says “we share China Unicom’s vision and commitment to creating this world-leading 5G service for its customers. The Nokia Anyhaul solutions are a key element in faster network deployment, simpler management and lower operational costs. The optical fronthaul solution will be key to providing top-notch performance for China Unicom’s 4G/5G subscribers.”

Edited by Jenna Cook

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