25 October 2021 | Saf Malik
Nokia has deployed its 5G standalone (SA) core network for Taiwan Mobile.
The deployment will allow Taiwan Mobile to offer advanced 5G applications to enterprises and businesses while strengthening its network services and performance.
With the addition of a 5G SA network, Taiwan Mobile can readily provide services such as network slicing and smart city solutions that require ultra-low latency and reliability.
The partnership includes Nokia’s voice core, cloud packet core, subscriber data management, signalling, network expose, policy controller, cloud infrastructure and security management for radio transport.
Tom Koh, senior vice president and COO of Taiwan Mobile’s technology group said: “Introducing SA to unleash the full potential of 5G beyond high-speed to further realise innovative use cases enabled by ultra-low latency and massive IoT is our strategic mission in the 5G era.
“The SA technology is built from cloud architecture, infrastructure-agnostic by design, which paves a critical step to a full software agile virtualisation network.
“It unlocks the use cases with distributed cloud for low latency service with local breakout needed. Taiwan Mobile’s true 5G network will become the innovative engine for consumers to experience as well as verticals to deploy applications without limits.”
Nokia and Taiwan Mobile are long-standing partners with Nokia supporting the telco’s ‘Super 5G strategy’ which focuses on sustainability and digital transformation.
Susanna Patja, head of cloud and network services for Nokia in Greater China, said: “We are very pleased that the Nokia 5G Standalone Core network is now up and running, on schedule, for Taiwan Mobile.
“This provides Taiwan Mobile with exceptional capabilities in terms of machine-to-machine communication, extreme automation, and reliability that enables critical 5G uses for enterprises; and does so with the knowledge that this standalone network will continue to function seamlessly with non-standalone networks.”