Nokia signs 5G deal with Thai mobile operator

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<p>Nokia Corp. said on Monday it had reached an agreement in Thailand with mobile operator dtac to provide 5G services in the north and northeast of the country.

The telecom equipment maker said that as part of the deal, which is an extension of Nokia’s partnership with Thailand’s dtac, it will ensure that the operator’s network performance is 5G ready and enables a faster deployment of 5G services.

The deal is expected to last for three years and rollout of services is expected to be completed in 2022, the company said.

Nokia will also provide dtac with its AirScale radio access solutions for 4G and 5G networks, which aim to improve the overall performance of the network, he said.

As part of the deal, the Thai telecommunications company will also use Nokia’s network management system, the company said.

Write to Cecilia Butini at cecilia.butini@wsj.com