Nokia has won yet another great deal in the networking business. The Finns will supply and integrate a 5G network for Vodafone, New Zealand. The network is expected to be up and running in late 2019. The cities where New Zeland’s first 5G network will be operational are Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown.
To launch a 5G network is not simple, and because if that Nokia created a great end-to-end portfolio that includes Nokia’s AirScale radio access network, cloud-native core, and design services. This way the operator will deliver with ease 5G services to its consumers and enterprises. Moreover, Nokia’s networks have the necessary flexibility and capability to do that, so Vodafone can provide a stable network to its clients.
Nokia is doing great lately in the networking business, which has reflected well on its financial report. This is expected since 2019 is the beginning of 5G implementation, and when all the big carriers launch the network of the future in their homelands, the rest of the world will follow. Brazil is going to be the next major market where the biggest auction for 5G spectrum is expected next year. Nokia already signed a deal with TIM Brazil to expand edge cloud capability which will be powered by Nokia AirFrame servers and new Intel processors. TIM will be using 1000 state-of-the-art AirFrame servers, virtualizing network functions to ensure its customers a better experience. This also shows that TIM Brazil has ambitions to move quickly toward the 5G since the cloud core is the evolution of network activities.