In yet another big break, technology giant Finnish telecoms gear maker Nokia has cracked a 5G network optimization deal with French telecom major Orange under which it will supply its Self-Organizing Networks (SON) technology across Orange's market across France and Spain.
Nokia in a statement on Monday announced that its SON technology will enable Orange to automate radio network configuration and optimization processes for its 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G networks, as well as improve network performance.
“As a long-term partner, Nokia was a natural choice to help us automate our mobile networks in different geographies. The complexity of radio optimization is growing with 5G beamforming and Nokia's flexible, automated and multi-vendor platform enables us to maintain our exemplary network quality and customer satisfaction in the 5G era,” Arnaud Vamparys, Senior VP Radio Networks and 5G at Orange said.
Meanwhile, as part of the joint venture, Nokia looks to bring better solutions to technology major Orange by optimising its multi-vendor networks. “5G deployments and rollouts look much simpler on paper than they do in the real world. We appreciate and understand that our CSP customers have a technology stack that spans multiple vendors, which can lead to inefficiencies and complexity. Working with Orange and its global affiliates to optimize and simplify their multi-vendor networks is a challenge we relish and are proud to be part of,” Mark Atkinson, Head of RAN at Nokia said.