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Nokia and MEO Sign Multi-year 5G RAN Contract

• Agreement covers network modernization, including the replacement of existing 2G, 4G, and 5G infrastructure.
• MEO selects Nokia's industry-leading AirScale portfolio for superior performance and reliability in its next-generation network.

ESPOO - Nokia and MEO announced that they have signed a multi-year contract to modernize MEO’s existing radio access network (RAN) infrastructure and enhance its 5G capabilities. This collaboration aims to deliver unmatched performance and reliability, enabling the development of advanced 5G solutions for consumer and enterprise customers, a press release stated by Nokia. 

Under the contract, Nokia will supply equipment from its 5G AirScale portfolio powered by its energy-efficient ReefShark System-on-Chip technology, including Massive MIMO, baseband, and remote radio head solutions for both indoor and outdoor scenarios. MEO will also utilize Nokia’s MantaRay SON, the Self-Organizing Networks solution, for optimization and network assurance.

Furthermore, MEO will leverage Nokia's Global Delivery Center in Portugal for complete project delivery and support services. This collaboration will tap into a highly skilled talent pool, cutting-edge tools, and operational capabilities. Additionally, MEO will benefit from Nokia's 5G research and development center in Portugal, fostering innovation for 5G and future technologies.

José Pedro Nascimento, Chief Technology Officer of MEO, said: "As a market leader, we are committed to continuously improving our network and always providing the best experience for our customers. Our partnership with Nokia has already resulted in impressive projects, and we are excited to continue working together to fully realize the potential of 5G technology. This modernization will enable us to bring in exciting possibilities and generate new value for both individuals and businesses.”

Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks at Nokia, said: "MEO is a leading telecommunications operator in Portugal, known for delivering innovative solutions to its customers. We are thrilled to strengthen our partnership with this important and long-standing customer through this significant agreement. Together, we aim to unlock the potential of 5G to support the digital transformation of industries and redefine customer experiences."