Telenor has selected Nokia to replace its existing optical core network in Norway and Sweden as it looks to boost bandwidth capacity.

The new network features Nokia's coherent optical transmission technology, including advanced wavelength routing and software-defined networking capabilities.

The Finland-based vendor will replace a network that connects 200 nodes in total.

It claimed the new network would support Telenor’s evolution to 5G, growing consumer demand for online video and internet usage, and the increasing use of cloud applications.

Nicolas Almendro, Head of Europe and MEA Optics Business Development at Nokia, said: "We are excited to be chosen for this multi-year turnkey project.

“This highly resilient and secure optical backbone will play a critical role in deploying next-generation services to Telenor customers in Norway and Sweden, and help the customer prepare for the demands of 5G."

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but the news is a boost to Nokia as it looks to get back on track.

The company saw revenues decline four percent to €16.5 billion in the first nine months of 2017, with CEO Rajeev Suri warning that pain within its core mobile networks business is set to stretch into this year.

Telenor also saw revenues decline over the period, registering a one percent fall to NOK92.7 billion (€9.6 billion), but registered a record high EBITDA margin in Q3.

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