Orange Jordan has chosen Nokia’s 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) equipment for its nationwide deployment.
The deal will enable Orange Jordan to provide enhanced connectivity and capacity to its customers as well as to lay the foundations supporting the digital transformation of the country and economy.
Nokia will supply 5G RAN equipment from its comprehensive AirScale portfolio powered by its energy-efficient ReefShark System on Chip (SoC) technology, and will replace Orange Jordan’s entire existing RAN network. Orange Jordan aims to provide 5G services to 50% of the population within four years followed by 5% year-on-year growth.
The deal includes the latest generation massive MIMO radios with support for high RF bandwidth as well as AirScale Baseband and Dual-band Remote Radio Head (RRH) products. In addition, Nokia will supply its Single RAN solution that enables one base station to run 5G, 4G, 3G, and 2G technologies simultaneously, helping Orange Jordan achieve more efficient site solutions across their network.
Orange Jordan will utilise Nokia’s NetAct network management system to enable a consolidated network view for improved network monitoring and management. Nokia will also provide digital design, deployment as well as technical support services.
Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks at Nokia, said: “5G technology will have an evolutionary impact on the Kingdom of Jordan, stimulating growth and enabling advanced services for the benefit of both industries and consumers.”
This is Nokia's second 5G RAN win in as many months in Jordan; last month, the vendor signed a deal with Orange's competitor Zain Jordan to supply its 5G RAN equipment.