Nokia inks €400m 5G deal with Taiwan Mobile

Nokia inks €400m 5G deal with Taiwan Mobile

29 June 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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Nokia has been selected by Taiwan Mobile (TWM) as its 5G network supplier as part of a three-year framework deal worth approximately €400 million.

The first phase of the deal begins this June and includes 5G RAN, 5G Core and 5G IMS, and starts with the deployment of 5G non-standalone with the aim of migrating to 5G standalone within three years.

The news builds upon Nokia’s long-standing partnership with TWM and will support the company as it aims to execute its Super 5G strategy, which is focused on sustainability and digital transformation. 

“We have enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Taiwan Mobile, supporting them in the delivery of 2G, 3G, 4G networks and we look forward to continuing this in the 5G era as their sole supplier,” said Tommi Uitto (pictured), president of mobile networks at Nokia.

“Our end-to-end portfolio, global reach and commitment to a more sustainable world will help Taiwan Mobile execute its ambitious 5G strategy and plans for a fast roll-out.”

Under the terms of the collaboration, Nokia will deliver its 5G RAN portfolio including its Nokia AirScale Radio Access products that will enable TWM to deliver 5G experiences to subscribers with ultra-low latency, connectivity and capacity.

Nokia will also provide its AirScale Micro Remote Radio Head (RRH) solution, which will enable TWM to meet the demand for capacity and reliable coverage where it is needed both indoors and outdoors with the lowest total cost of ownership.

Lastly, Nokia will also provide digital design and deployment for a faster time to market as well as optimisation and technical support services.

Specifically, Taiwan Mobile will use various Nokia Software solutions including cloud and security services, as well as network optimisation and management for 5G RAN, 5G Core and 5G IMS.

Network functions and applications will be deployed on top of Nokia’s CloudBand Infrastructure Software and Application Manager and Network Director cloud management products; Radio network optimisation will be managed with EdenNet Self-Organising Networks and Nokia Performance Manager.

NetAct Network Management is being deployed to operate the infrastructure, and Archive Cloud will be rolled out to support business continuity requirements.

“We are pleased to join forces with Nokia again in the 5G era,” added Jamie Lin, president at Taiwan Mobile. “After the successful launch of 5G, both sides will continue to advance deployment and provide the best coverage and connectivity experiences in the market. ”

“More importantly, the two companies will work together to promote our Super 5G Strategy, which integrates multiple vertical applications including smart e-commerce, smart stadium, smart healthcare and smart manufacturing. This approach is designed to build a thriving ecosystem that will create new possibilities for every user and enterprise in the 5G era.”