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Just in! DITO selects Nokia to deploy 5G in Mindanao, Philippines

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Finnish multinational telecommunications giant Nokia earlier announced that the company has been selected by DITO Telecommunity Corporation (DITO) to deploy 5G services in Mindanao, Philippines. Mindanao is the country's second-largest island.
Just in! DITO selects Nokia to deploy 5G in Mindanao, Philippines
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DITO's 5G services in Mindanao will be powered by Nokia's infra

According to a press release, the deployment will allow DITO to complete its ambitious strategy of building a high-quality 5G network throughout the country.

It added that with this deal, Nokia is helping DITO deliver 5G services to its customers with "superior" speeds, capacity, and lower latency while reducing complexity and driving down costs through increased energy efficiencies.

Nokia will be providing DITO with equipment from its comprehensive massive MIMO, multi-band, Single RAN AirScale portfolio to build the Radio Access Network (RAN) for the 5G infrastructure across Mindanao to achieve its desired network performance.

DITO is also said to utilize Nokia's NetAct solution for network management and seamless daily network operations, including configuration management, monitoring, and software management. It noted that Nokia provided digital design and deployment for a faster time to market as well as optimization and technical support services.

To recap, DITO is the newest telecommunications provider in the Philippines challenging Globe and PLDT. It was formed through a joint venture between Udenna Group and China Telecom. Nokia has been an existing 4G LTE radio partner of the company since 2020.

Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks, Nokia, commented: 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.

DITO formally went live in the country last March 28, 2021.

Source: PR Newswire
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