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Nokia wins 5G radio and core contract with A1 Austria

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It will include the commercial implementation of 4G and 5G network slicing following a successful pilot.

A1 Austria has signed a multi-year contract with Nokia for 5G coverage across the country which continues the long-standing partnership between the two.

Nokia will supply 5G radio access and core network services, and the deployment of products and services is underway, with the core element scheduled for roll out in the first half of 2021.

4G/5G slicing

Nokia will supply A1 with its AirScale portfolio including 5G RAN, AirScale base stations, and Nokia AirScale radio access products.
 
A1 will also launch 4G and 5G network slicing commercially after a successful pilot. The solution will support connectivity from 4G and 5G devices over the sliced network to applications running in private and public clouds.

The slicing continuity between the networks allows operators to maximize their network coverage for new mobile connectivity services and deliver new value and business opportunities.  
 
Nokia's partnership with the operator has included the expansion of 3G and 4G  networks and the rollout of Austria's largest fibre infrastructure.

They have also deployed private wireless campus networks in Austria, including installations at Magna Steyr, Vienna Airport, and 5G Playground Carinthia.

Picture credit: A1 Austria