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Vodaphone Cook Islands to deliver 4G + networks using with SES O3b mPOWER in 2014 to deliver 3G / 4G services to the remote nation . With Mobile Backhaul on O3b mPOWER , Vodafone Cook Islands will be able to better support its customers with high-throughput , low-latency connectivity .

O3b mPOWER offers more than 100 times the throughput of GEO solutions , making it a performant solution capable of accelerating the transformation of the Cook Islands into a digitally empowered economy .

Customers of Vodafone Cook Islands will be able to experience 4G + networks and high-performance Internet connectivity across the outer islands due to a new O3b mPOWER agreement signed with SES .

O3b mPOWER is SES ’ s second-generation medium earth orbit ( MEO ) system . Vodafone Cook Islands will leverage SES ’ s Mobile Backhaul mPOWERED service
– enabled by O3b mPOWER satellites – to deliver increased access to online services in health , education and banking . This expanded partnership is also part of Vodafone ’ s plan to extend the same level of services to the outer islands .
Vodafone Cook Islands was the first customer in the region to use SES ’ s currentgeneration O3b satellite system at MEO
“ The new agreement with Vodafone Cook Islands is our latest win in bridging the digital divide for remote communities across the world ,” said John Turnbull , Fixed Data Director for Pacific , SES .
“ We are glad to continue partnering with SES to bring the second-generation MEO satellite constellation O3b mPOWER to the Cook Islands ,’’ said Phillip Henderson , CEO , Vodafone Cook Islands .

Nokia wins new 10-year 5G deal with Antina in Singapore

Nokia is to deploy a new standalone 5G network enhancing existing network infrastructure throughout Singapore .

The 10-year win , following a competitive tender process , is an extension to Nokia ’ s existing nationwide 5G network deal with Antina , the joint venture formed by mobile network operators M1 and StarHub in Singapore .
Nokia will deploy a 5G standalone indoor / outdoor network as well as expand the existing network utilizing Antina ’ s 3.5GHz spectrum holdings .
Under the deal , Nokia will equip new buildings throughout the city-state with its AirScale indoor Radio ( ASiR ) small cell solution for indoor coverage .
Nokia will also provide equipment from its latest AirScale portfolio including 5G base stations and adaptive antennas .
Antina will utilize its spectrum in the 2.1 GHz ( n1 ) and 3.5 GHz ( n78 ) band which provides a good combination of capacity and coverage .
All of these solutions are pitched as delivering an enhanced 5G user experience .
Danny Tan , CEO , Antina , said : “ We are building a game-changing 5G network in
Singapore , delivering state-of-the-art 5G experiences to our customers across the country .”
Tommi Uitto , President of Mobile Networks , Nokia , said : “ Singapore is creating a world-class 5G environment and we are proud to work alongside Antina in this important project .”
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