Nokia’s 5G Core to serve APT in Taiwan

26 October 2021 | Saf Malik

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Nokia has announced that its 5G Core is serving Asia Pacific Telecom’s (APT) live 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) and VoLTE service.

APT launched 5G services on Taiwan’s 3.5GHz frequency band by using Nokia’s 5G NSA Core in mid-August – which is the first of its kind in the country. 

The new offering will be supported by Nokia Cloud Packet Core, signalling, policy, charging, cloud infrastructure, NetGuard security and NetAct network management and with this Nokia says the telco can now launch their 5G new services “at ease”. 

Nan-Ren Huang, president of Asia Pacific Telecom, said: “We are pleased to work with our long-term strategic partner Nokia on launching 5G services by utilising their 5G NSA Core this year.

“With this roll-out, we are now serving reliable 5G and VoLTE connection, new services, and premium 5G experience to our subscribers across the island, powered by Nokia’s Core and software solutions.”

Nokia says it leads the market in core network deployments, with 25 of the top 40 communication service providers relying on its core network products.

This development builds on the existing relationship between the companies and will power the first 5G service across the island using the Multi-Operator Core network.

Fran Heeran, SVP and head of core networks, cloud and network services at Nokia said: “With Nokia’s advanced, open and flexible 5G Core, APT can deploy 5G service across its network, quickly and reliably, to meet the growing demands of its customer base.

“Our customers, like APT, want to be able to deploy their next-generation networks in an open and flexible manner, without being locked into proprietary infrastructure and software; and this, along with the strength of our technology, is why Nokia’s Core software continues to be the best placed in the market.”

Nokia’s presence in Taiwan continues to grow. Yesterday the company had announced that it had deployed its 5G SA network for Taiwan Mobile that would offer advanced 5G applications to enterprises and businesses.