Rwanda: ORN selects Nokia Networks as sole supplier of LTE network

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Olleh Rwanda Networks (ORN), a joint venture between the Rwandan government and KT Corp of South Korea, has selected Finnish equipment vendor Nokia Networks (formerly NSN) as the sole supplier of the country’s first open-access commercial Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. Nokia Networks will deliver its scalable Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station and Evolved Packet Core (EPC), while also housing the radio system modules in a centralised base station hotel, with the related radio frequency (RF) units distributed into the antenna sites. Further, the company’s consolidated NetAct network management system will manage, monitor and optimise ORN’s network, with Nokia Networks also providing a full suite of managed services such as network implementation, planning and optimisation, systems integration and network operations.

ORN’s CEO Peter Jeon commented: ‘This is a defining moment for Rwanda and its citizens. In addition to opening up a whole new world of data services, this LTE network will also be a strong proof point of our commitment to enabling and empowering the people of this country.’

Source; Telegeography  11 Septmeber 2014