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Taiwan Star Telecom choses Nokia as 5G provider

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Taiwanese telecoms provider, Taiwan Star Telecom (TST) has selected Nokia as its sole provider of solutions for its 5G networks.

Specifically, Nokia supply TST with its end-to-end AirScale Radio Access network portfolio helping the operator to launch 5G non-standalone (NSA) networks that will also lay the foundations for the future deployment of 5G standalone (SA).

“Everything that Taiwan Star has achieved in this dynamic market is the result of our company core values that outline what a unique mobile service provider could be,” said Cliff Lai, president of Taiwan Star.

“We are proud to continue working with Nokia who will support us and help us to realize our ambition and deliver 5G services to our subscribers’ country-wide.”

The partnership builds on a previous collaboration between the two with Nokia having installed TST’s LTE network.

This 4G network will now be migrated to 5G services using Nokia’s AirScale BTS and AirScale Radio Access solutions to deliver excellent coverage and capacity to end-users. Nokia will also supply its AirScale massive MIMO solution, delivering expanded coverage.

Nokia Global Services will execute rollouts, network design and optimisation along with technical software and hardware support using digital and automated services delivery.

Nokia’s end-to-end 5G solution ensures a simple migration path and a fast deployment for TST to support its requirements.

 “We are delighted to have reached this significant milestone with our long-standing partner Taiwan Star, demonstrating its confidence in our global end-to-end portfolio,” said Tommi Uitto, president of mobile networks at Nokia.

“I look forward to working closely with Taiwan Star Telecom to help upgrade its network and deliver incredible 5G experiences to its subscribers across the country.”

In addition, the deal also includes various other Nokia Software products such as its NetAct mobile network management system that will deliver tools for troubleshooting, administration, software management and configuration management.

There is also Nokia’s Smart Plan Suite, designed as a cloud-native solution for the needs of 5G and IoT, will provide policy control and converged charging capabilities as well as enabling the creation of innovative digital services with the agility and flexibility required to react quickly to changing market conditions.

Additionally, TST will deploy Nokia’s Subscriber Data Management (SDM), a critical function in telecommunication networks.

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