Swedish telecoms company and Nokia have announced that they have signed a cooperation agreement to accelerate the network evolution path to 5G. The aim is to secure early introduction of commercial 5G services to Sonera customers by leveraging on both companies advanced network development and Sonera’s deep customer knowledge.
Sonera has reached a 4G population coverage of 97 %. With the advance of technology, and is committed to continue as the forerunner in the next wave of the mobility evolution.
“Telia Company is committed to continuously innovate to provide the best network and services for our customers in the digitalized society. We know that 5G will create completely new innovations, ecosystems and great services to our customers. Together with Nokia we are now looking forward to see what we can offer our customers and society at large when it comes to future solutions based on 5G,” said Mats Svärdh, VP Head of Network & Infrastructure at Telia.
“Nokia is proud to cooperate with our longstanding customer Telia Company on making 5G a commercial reality. 5G will be a key enabler of the next industrial revolution, expanding the human possibilities of technology to make the world a safer, cleaner, and more efficient place to live in.”
Nokia’s new and expanded portfolio covering mobile, fixed and IP networking will help secure offers Telia Company’s the ideal opportunity to secure early 5G readiness to support its customers, both consumers and enterprises,” said Jan Lindgren, head of Telia Company Business Team for Nokia. Telia Company has also signed cooperation agreements for 5G development with Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia.