Bird & Bird advises Finnish Shared Network Ltd (SYV) in a 5G deal with Nokia

Bird & Bird's team in Finland has advised Finnish Shared Network Ltd (SYV) in a deal in which Nokia was selected as a supplier for SYV’s radio access network (RAN) equipment and managed services.

SYV is a joint operation by DNA Oyj and Telia Finland Oyj.

The deal includes the rollout of 5G RAN equipment and modernization of existing 2G, 3G and 4G sites across northern and eastern Finland. According to the deal, Nokia will be the provider responsible for the network infrastructure upgrade, providing field maintenance, network monitoring and implementation services in over 50 percent of the country area across eastern and northern Finland. The deal will see Nokia replace SYV’s current radio access network equipment, offer digital deployment for faster time to market, and comprehensive managed services over the course of the three-year rollout.

Bird & Bird's team involved Partner Sakari Halonen, Counsel Lasse Riski, Associate Maria Aholainen and Associate Susanna Jokela.

Working with this matter was truly interesting and rewarding for the whole of our team involved. Collaboration with the client is excellent and we are happy to be able to offer them our expertise on telecommunications and 5G technology, says Partner Sakari Halonen, who led the team at Bird & Bird.

The deployment of the new infrastructure will begin in early 2021 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.

Read the parties' press release on the deal:

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