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Nokia upgrades Orange’s African network to 4G in seven countries

Nokia is upgrading much of Orange’s African footprint to LTE using its SingleRAN architecture, in one of the continent’s largest 4G roll-outs, covering 60m subscribers in seven countries. SingleRAN replaces legacy 2G and 3G systems with a unified 2G/3G/4G network that also comes with Nokia NetAct network management software plus services, designed to streamline overall network operations. To support this three-year modernization project, Nokia has set up a dedicated West and Central Africa Support Center for Orange in Ivorian capital, Abidjan. It will modernize about 11,000 radio sites in Egypt, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Senegal, Mali, Guinea-Bissau and Niger. Orange says it has already lowered operational costs and started to offer 4G services in all the countries except Niger, and it…

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