Leveraging on Nokia's radio access technology, Danish operator and internet service provider (ISP) Cibicom has agreed to collaborate on implementing a new 450MHz LTE (4G) network to address key mission-critical services throughout the country.
To provide a reliable and secure framework to improve IoT capabilities of utility and transport sector ecosystems across Denmark, the existing Cibicom radio networks will be migrated to a new framework that will enable full 4G data coverage as well as mass-volume IoT connectivity. Building on Cibicom’s 450mHz license, the project will not only allow the company to improve its offering to utility companies but also ensure its strong position to adapt to changing customer requirements and offer new opportunities and application support around 5G 3.5Ghz.
Cibicom is the leading 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, such as the police and ambulance services.
According to the statement, Cibicom currently covers 98 percent of Denmark and the deal will maintain that level of coverage, as well as provide improved connectivity for private households in neighboring Greenland.
Commenting on the collaboration, Mette Slesvig, COO Operations at Cibicom, said, “With IoT and managed services becoming increasingly important to our critical business customers, we need a partner that can not only provide network and service quality support for LTE-M communications but can adapt with us to provide more capacity and be ready for whatever customers need us to provide.”
Meanwhile, Lise Karstensen, Head of Nordics at Nokia, said, “Radio networks supplying waste, water, energy, and transportation services must not only be foundationally sound and built to last but also prioritize security, quality, and reliability. 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.”