Home5G & BeyondNokia wins 5 year 5G Ice Norway deal

    Nokia wins 5 year 5G Ice Norway deal


    Installations have started and will run until 2026

    Nokia has won a five-year contract to develop the 4G and 5G radio network infrastructure of Norwegian mobile operator Ice across the vast terrain of the Scandinavian nation. Nokia will supply equipment from its smorgasbord of energy-efficient AirScale systems including Single RAN, AirScale base stations and high-capacity 5G Massive MIMO antennas to support different spectrum bands.

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    Around 3200 base stations will be modernised and 3900 new base stations added, covering both dense-urban areas to wide-area coverage. Nokia’s systems will significantly expand Ice’s broadcasting spectrum and boost the potency of its 4G and 5G signalling. The attendant network management challenges presents by this rise in traffic will be handled by NetAct, a police manager. This find and fixes radio network problems instant and can improve Ice’s daily network operations, optimise performance and lower the technical support burden, the equipment vendor claims. “Nokia has been our technology partner from the very beginning and its technology gives us the flexibility to utilize our spectrum assets to their full capacity,” said Eivind Helgaker, Ice CEO.

    Lyse and statistics

    Ice’s owner, Lyse, owns fibre broadband provider Altibox and collectively they manage the digital infrastructure and mobile frequencies 4G and 5G services in Norway. Under this new arrangement, Ice and Altibox can add new services to their competitive fixed and mobile offer, such as 5G Fixed Wireless Access. Ice has 700,000 customers and its 4G and 5G networks covers 95 percent of the population in Norway. “This is a particularly exciting phase for Ice as 5G is picking up pace in Norway and our AirScale portfolio supports Ice’s commitments to sustainability,” said Tommi Uitto, Nokia’s President of Mobile Networks.