Nokia, a leading telecom group, has announced that it has signed a deal with Orange Jordan to supply 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) equipment throughout the Kingdom of Jordan. The agreement will enable Orange Jordan to provide enhanced connectivity and capacity to its customers, while also supporting the digital transformation of the country and economy. Nokia will supply 5G RAN equipment from its AirScale portfolio, which is powered by its energy-efficient ReefShark System on Chip (SoC) technology and will replace Orange Jordan’s entire existing RAN network.
Under the terms of the deal, Nokia will supply 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. Nokia’s Single RAN solution will also be included, allowing one base station to run 5G, 4G, 3G and 2G technologies simultaneously, thereby achieving more efficient site solutions across Orange Jordan’s network.
Orange Jordan aims to provide 5G services to 50% of the population within four years followed by five percent year-on-year growth. In addition, Nokia will provide its NetAct network management system to enable a consolidated network view for improved network monitoring and management. Nokia will also provide digital design, deployment and technical support services.