Nokia in multi-year deal with Zain to provide 5G RAN equipment throughout Jordan

Nokia has announced a multi-year deal with Zain Jordan to provide 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) equipment throughout Jordan. The contract is aimed at supporting the digital transformation of the country by offering advanced 5G services with improved connectivity and capacity to customers.

As part of the agreement, Nokia will deploy the latest generation of its AirScale Baseband, Massive MIMO radios, and Remote Radio Head products to over 3,000 sites nationwide. These latest generation products are all powered by Nokia’s energy-efficient ReefShark System on Chip (SoC) technology and are designed to provide superior coverage and capacity.

In addition to deploying 5G, Nokia will also upgrade Zain’s existing 4G infrastructure. The deployment of 5G is expected to accelerate the growth of new technologies and industries in Jordan, contributing to the country’s economic growth and development.

Nokia has a longstanding partnership with Zain across several territories, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The deal is expected to be completed during 2023, with the majority of the deployment scheduled to take place during the year.

Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks at Nokia, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Zain Jordan on this project to modernize their complete Radio Access Network and introduce 5G technology, and by doing so, support the Jordanian Government’s digital transformation objectives. The deployment of 5G is expected to stimulate the incubation and growth of new technologies and industries.”

Resources and additional information:
5G Radio Access Networks (RAN)
AirScale Radio Access
Nokia 5G


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2 thoughts on “Nokia in multi-year deal with Zain to provide 5G RAN equipment throughout Jordan

  1. How will the upgrade of Zain’s existing 4G infrastructure contribute to the growth of new technologies and industries in Jordan?

    1. Zain has not stated what aspects of their 4G infrastructure will be upgraded by Nokia. However, Zain’s existing 4G-LTE infrastructure faced challenge of 4G Congestion and QoS. Following launch of 4G, increased data usage leading to congestion and challenging quality of service (QoS) issues. Zain’s response was to acquire new spectrum in 2100 MHz band to enhance QoS and capacity.

      It is highly unlikely that a 4G upgrade will result in new technologies or new industries in Jordan as 5G is the technology of choice and has been for several years.

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