Nokia to supply Cibicom with mission-critical LTE network

11 May 2021

Nokia has partnered with Danish operator and internet service provider (ISP)  Cibicom  to implement a new 450MHz LTE (4G) network.

The project will ensure that key mission-critical services throughout the Nordic nation have access to highly reliable and secure connectivity as well as building preparedness for mass volume IoT adoption.

This deal means replacing the existing Cibicom radio networks and migrating them to a new framework that will enable full 4G data coverage across Denmark, as well as mass-volume IoT connectivity. Building on the company’s 450mHz license acquisition in June, the project will allow Cibicom to improve its offering to utility companies and ensures that the service provider is in a strong position to adapt to changing customer requirements and offer new opportunities and application support around 5G 3.5Ghz.

“Radio networks supplying waste, water, energy, and transportation services must not only be foundationally sound and built to last but also prioritise security, quality, and reliability,” said Lise Karstensen, head of Nordics at Nokia. “In addition, these sectors are also witnessing a growing need for IoT-powered remote monitoring and management solutions, increasing the focus on network and service quality, as well as uptime. This technology upgrade will make Cibicom’s network ready for current and future demand.”

Furthermore, this deployment will enhance Cibicom’s credentials as the supplier of critical and business-critical infrastructure, such as waste, water, energy, and transportation. Smart grids and remote managed petrol stations are just some of the areas where these systems will be needed, as well as “blue light” emergency services,.

Currently, Cibicom covers 98% of Denmark and the deal will maintain that level of coverage, as well as provide improved connectivity for private households in neighbouring Greenland.