Sudatel to trial next-generation broadband technologies with Nokia

Nokia says it will provide fiber to the home (FTTH) and 4.5G and 5G mobile technology for a series of trials Sudatel plans to conduct in Sudan’s capital city of Khartoum. Sudatel will conduct the lab and field trials as part of its preparations to enact its 2020 Strategy, which will see significant upgrades in its fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure.

Nokia says it will provide fiber to the home (FTTH) and 4.5G and 5G mobile technology for a series of trials Sudatel plans to conduct in Sudan’s capital city of Khartoum. Sudatel will conduct the lab and field trials as part of its preparations to enact its2020 Strategy, which will see significant upgrades in its fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure.

The FTTH trials will see PON technology used to provide high-speed broadband to trial participants in Khartoum this month.

“Sudatel is pleased to sign this strategic technology partnership with Nokia for the development of leading ultra-broadband services in Sudan and contribute to enhancing the Broadband Development Index,” said Tarig Zain El Abdein, president and CEO of the Sudatel Telecom Group. “Bringing Nokia's technology expertise and innovations to Sudan is very strategic for us in the execution of our vision of becoming the most admired ICT provider in Africa."

The mobile technology evaluations will leverage Nokia’sAirScale radio access portfolio.

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