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Nokia selected to run Danish mobile radio network

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Telenor and Telia have signed a managed services contract with Nokia which will see the vendor run their joint mobile radio network in Denmark.

As part of the agreement, Nokia will take over all operational and development tasks of the radio access network from October. This will include network planning and optimization, network implementation, and network operations, for more than 4000 mobile sites around the country.

The agreement will also grant Nokia the power expand network capacity, play around with the customer experience and also test out new technologies. Financials of the agreement were not released, but it is certainly a nice little win in the infrastructure giants battle considering Huawei and ZTE are also prominent in the managed services space.

“Telia and Telenor are focused on exceeding the requirements of their customers,” said Igor Leprince, President of Global Services at Nokia. “In selecting their new managed services provider, the operators highlighted the need for experience, quality, capacity and, not least, security. Nokia will provide the two operators services that will allow them to deliver the best experience to their customers.”

“The combination of Telia and Telenor’s network has been a historic business,” said Henrik Kofod, CTO of Telia Denmark. “Today we have a world-class mobile network, and this step to have Nokia manage it for us will ensure we also have the best network in five or ten years. Therefore, I am pleased that we have concluded a solid agreement with one of the world’s most powerful network providers.”

“We have reached a point where we need to take the TT network to a new level, and Nokia will help us do that,” said Peter Nødbak, Network Director at Telenor Denmark. “They have the necessary expertise, capacity and know-how in the area that will ensure the most optimal operation and making our network ready for the future.”

It’s been a busy couple of months for the joint venture. Back in June, a new management team was put in place, including CEO Carsten Bryder, to take it to ‘the next phase’.

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