Nokia eyes upgrading 4G networks across the country

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Nokia is expressing interest in working with the Ethiopian government on world-class telecommunication services and advanced technologies including 4G.
Daniel Jaeger, Head of the Central East and West Africa Market Unit at Nokia, told Capital that Nokia wants to work on Ethiopia’s network expansion.
According to Daniel, Nokia has shifted to research and development and has the world-renowned Nokia Bell Labs that are leading the way to adopting end-to-end 5G networks that are faster, more secure and capable of revolutionizing lives, economies and societies.
Ethio-telecom plans to increase 4G network coverage to smaller towns in Ethiopia soon.
“Based on data traffic growth and demand, 4G network capacity will be rolled out in regional capitals to improve the quality of services and service accessibility,” said Frehiwot Tameru CEO of ethio-telecom.
As part of this effort, ethio-telecom also plans to install more than 5 Million additional mobile network capacities in Addis Ababa and regions to improve network coverage and capacity. Furthermore, to accommodate growing data usage, international gateway capacity will be doubled.
Nokia also signed an agreement to work with Ethiopian technology and science students to reach our goals in technology. Through this collaboration, the students will have access to a world leader with proven expertise in the fields of information and communications technologies.”
”We look forward to helping students acquire the necessary skills in the latest technologies, such as 4G,5G, cloud computing and data analytics.” said Daniel Jaeger.
Nokia create the technology to connect the world and deliver the industry’s only end-to-end portfolio of network equipment, software, services and licensing that is available globally.
“We are excited to as the response of the government to support their objectives to play a leading role in setting standards in the quality of engineering education, research, innovation and business incubation,” Daniel Jaeger adds.
In Ethiopia three multinational telecom companies are working to install network infrastructure. Chinese telecom companies Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and ZTE Corp. and the Swedish giant Ericsson have been working on a vast mobile network expansion project.
Nokia is a Finnish telecom company that provides customers communications service whose combined networks support 6.1 billion subscriptions, as well as enterprises in the private and public sector that use our network portfolio to increase productivity and enrich lives.
‘Nokia adheres to the highest ethical business standards as we create technology with a social purpose, quality and integrity that has been undertaking mobile network expansion project in various parts of the globe, said Daniel.