Nokia has announced an agreement with the Danish operator and Internet service provider (ISP) Cibicom for the implementation of a new 450 MHz LTE (4G) network. The deal is to replace existing Cibicom radio networks and migrate them to a new framework that will allow full 4G data coverage across Denmark, as well as mass IoT connectivity.
Building on the company’s 450mHz license acquisition in June, the project will not only allow Cibicom to improve its offering to utility companies but also ensures that the service provider is in a strong position to adapt to changing customer requirements and offer new opportunities and application support around 5G 3.5Ghz.
This deployment will enhance Cibicom’s credentials as the leading supplier of critical and business-critical infrastructure, such as waste, water, energy, and transportation. Smart grids and remote managed petrol stations are just some of the areas where these systems will be needed, as well as “blue light” emergency services, such as the police and ambulance services.
Lise Karstensen, Head of Nordics at Nokia: “Radio networks supplying waste, water, energy, and transportation services must not only be foundationally sound and built to last but also prioritize security, quality, and reliability. In addition, these sectors are also witnessing a growing need for IoT-powered remote monitoring and management solutions, increasing the focus on network and service quality, as well as uptime. This technology upgrade will make Cibicom’s network ready for current and future demand.”
Currently, Cibicom covers 98 percent of Denmark and the deal will maintain that level of coverage, as well as provide improved connectivity for private households in neighboring Greenland.
Mette Slesvig, COO Operations at Cibicom: 'Our decision to choose Nokia was based not only on their radio access technology, but also on their ability to provide reliable, robust and secure service. This deployment will strengthen Cibicom's credentials as the main supplier of infrastructure for the company."