Nokia enters private 5G network partnership with A1 in Austria

A1 Austria.
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Nokia has announced a three-year deal to deploy its Industrial-grade private wireless technology and services for A1 Telekom Austria Group, which will be rolled out across the company’s campus network for A1’s enterprise customers.

As European unit of América Móvil, one of the largest wireless service providers in the world, A1 is headquartered in Vienna, and provides communications solutions around the world. 

“We can be a really exciting partner for start-ups,” explained Mario Mayerthaler, head of the A1 Start Up Campus. “If cooperation works well and there is genuine added value for our customers, the start-ups have access not just to non-cash contributions but to our sales network and our contacts as well – theoretically across the entire Telekom Austria Group footprint and even including America Movil.”

Leaders in private 5G networks

As part of this new partnership, Nokia will provide operational support and care for all existing A1 campus networks, ensuring support for new 5G use cases, and adherence to service level agreements (SLAs) and quality of services (QoS) requirements. 

"This deal will further position both companies as leaders in the private LTE and 5G domain."

Friedrich Trawöger, Nokia.

“As operators like A1 Austria diversify their portfolios with new services and business innovation to digitalize industries, Nokia is in place to deliver proven expertise in the deployment and operation of business-critical private network solutions,” said Friedrich Trawöger, head of operate and managed services at Nokia. “We have had significant success on a number of executed projects with A1 in Austria and this deal will further position both companies as leaders in the private LTE and 5G domain.”

A1 and Nokia have already successfully deployed a number of private wireless campus networks in Austria, including Vienna Airport and 5G Playground Carinthia.

“This deal reinforces the long-standing collaboration between A1 and Nokia, including an agreement to expand next-generation 5G mobile communications in Austria,” said Alexander Stock, CTO at A1 Austria. “A1 is now a clear leader in enterprise in Austria and, together with Nokia as its technology partner, we are looking forward to quickly rolling out new deployments.”

Nokia is now the technology partner of A1 Austria, and will provide 4.9G/LTE 5G private wireless network solutions to the company.  

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