Iliad has entered into a strategic agreement with Nokia – Europe's leading network equipment maker– for the rollout of the Group's 5G networks in France and Italy.
Nokia – which has been an lliad partner since 2010 for the deployment of its 3G/4G mobile networks – will work with the Group on its 5G rollouts in France and Italy. By deciding to team up with Nokia, the Group has made a clear choice for European technology and strategic independence.
Iliad is currently preparing for the deployment of 5G, which will start in 2020, and in line with the Group’s objectives will bring the best mobile connectivity to its some 17 million mobile subscribers in France and Italy.
With the right frequencies, 5G will enable Iliad to connect more customers, support the exponential growth of usages, and meet the needs of companies following the launch of its B2B operations in France in the near future.
Iliad has a latest-generation mobile network stretching across France, which, thanks to the constant densification and almost systematic use of fiber to backhaul sites, will be ready for 5G as soon as the new frequencies are made available.
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