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Nokia bags 5G deal with Dito Telecommunity

Aika Rey
Nokia bags 5G deal with Dito Telecommunity
Nokia will provide equipment needed for Dito Telecommunity's planned 5G rollout

Telecommunications equipment maker Nokia was selected by Dito Telecommunity, the Philippines’ third major telco, to deploy its 5G services in Mindanao.

In a statement on Wednesday, May 26, Nokia said it will provide equipment from its comprehensive massive MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output), multi-band, Single RAN (radio access network) AirScale portfolio for the planned 5G infrastructure in Mindanao.

The equipment is expected to help Dito deliver 5G services with “superior speeds, capacity, and lower latencies” while at the same time reducing costs through an energy-efficient network.

Nokia said its partnership with Dito will help the latter “complete its ambitious strategy of building a high-quality 5G network throughout the country.”

“We are proud to continue our partnership with Dito into the 5G era and help deliver its ambitious plans for 5G connectivity. We are also delighted that Dito has selected our industry-leading 5G RAN solutions to underpin its new network which will deliver incredible connectivity experiences for businesses and people,” said Nokia mobile networks president Tommi Uitto.

Nokia has been Dito’s 4G-LTE radio partner since 2020. Dito has also been using Nokia’s solutions for network management and daily network operation.

Dito is expected to deliver a minimum speed of 51 megabits per second in its second year of operations. The telco’s executives have said that they are eyeing to roll out 5G services to achieve the committed speed.

Dito’s second technical audit will be in July. – Rappler.com

Aika Rey

Aika Rey is a business reporter for Rappler. She covered the Senate of the Philippines before fully diving into numbers and companies. Got tips? Find her on Twitter at @reyaika or shoot her an email at aika.rey@rappler.com.