Africell to deploy 5G network with Nokia in Angola

Africell picked Nokia as the supplier of the network equipment for a planned entry into Angola in H2 being made to broaden its footprint across the African continent.

The collaboration between Africell and Nokia will provide it with the latest cloud technologies, deliver cost-efficiency through shared infrastructure and enable it to provide highly differentiated products and services.
Africell will deploy Nokia’s AirScale Single Radio Access Network (S-RAN) at up to 700 sites to create a network supporting voice and data services on 2G, 3G and 4G. The network will also be “5G-ready” through a software update.

Africell CTO Younes Chaaban said the company needs “reliable partners” such as Nokia to be able to provide “superior voice and data services” while it looks to expand its footprint in Africa.