Nokia selected by Union Wireless to upgrade Radio Access Network

Finnish telecom and consumer electronics company, Nokia has recently been chosen by Union Wireless for replacing its current RAN equipment with the AirScale 4G/5G radio range to revolutionize its network while complying with Secure and Trusted Telecommunications Act.

Initially, Union Wireless will be installing a 4G service with a possibility to offer 5G services for its users. Nokia will deliver all the integration and deployment services, including tower and groundwork, commissioning, installation, and RF design and cluster optimization apart from supplying radios.

Union Wireless’ Chief Technical and Operations Officer, Eric Woody commented: As their firm was choosing a vendor to swap out its existing RAN equipment, it had a competitive look at the industry. Only Nokia stepped up out of all the vendors that responded to offer the services that Union Wireless required. Also, Nokia was keen to back its statements for defending Union’s interests.

Mr. Woody added that the ability of Nokia to offer state-of-the-art radio equipment and turnkey services were some of the major factors contributing towards its selection. Union Wireless looks forward to bringing 4G and 5G services together to users working and living in the most rural regions in the continental U.S.

Nokia’s Senior V.P. of US Majors Accounts, Charles Marsh said: Nokia is delighted to be chosen as a trusted partner by Union Wireless for migrating its network. This is a challenging task as it will affect most of Union Wireless’s cellular network.

Nokia is highly reducing the risk of Union Wireless schedule by deploying field-proven software-enabled equipment to meet 5G and O-RAN Alliance standards. With Nokia’s team of design and deployment experts in the U.S., the firm will assist Union Wireless in meeting all its equipment and services needs as required by the Secure Networks Act.

As soon as the migration is done, Union Wireless will enable rural communities to access the world via secure and reliable mobile connectivity, added Mr. Charles.

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