Telecom equipment maker Nokia has bagged a 3-year deal from Togolese telecom company Togocom to deploy 5G across the country. The 5G mobile broadband network has already been launched in Lomé, the capital city of Togo.
Under the deal, the Finnish telecommunications company would also modernize legacy 2G, 3G, and 4G networks to future-proof Togocom’s network infrastructure for the next-gen of digital services.
Nokia will also provide equipment from its AirScale portfolio. It must be the company already supplies its AirScale Micro Remote Radio Head solution to meet the demand for capacity and reliable coverage both indoors and outdoors. Togocom also deploys the Nokia AirFrame data center solution.
Nokia will also deploy data management, 5G monetization as well as Digital Operations software solutions to enable the telecom service provider to explore new revenue streams.
The provided solutions also consist of Policy Controller, Subscriber Data Management, Signaling, Nokia Mediation, Session Management, NetAct network management system, and Archive Cloud to automate the backup of network data.
The company will also provide optimization, and technical support services to enable the telecom company in boosting the network capacity quickly while meeting users’ demands. While Togocom will use the improved capacity of its new 5G network to connect fixed subscribers.
“Nokia’s technology helps us to modernize our existing nationwide network and enable us to offer subscribers access to cutting-edge 5G services. We are proud to be the first country in West Africa to offer 5G’s incredible connectivity, which will be a game-changer in supporting Togolese citizens with a range of new services and opportunities,” said Paulin Alazard, CEO at Togocom.
Earlier, Nokia also bagged a 4G, 5G network modernization deal from Airtel Kenya.