M1 selects Nokia to deploy 5G standalone network in 2021

M1 has selected Nokia to deploy Nokia’s cloud-native Core software in order to drive Singapore’s 5G standalone network launch in 2021.
M1 mobile shop SingaporeNokia 5G standalone Core is consisting mainly of 5G cloud-native Core and Cloud Packet Core software. Nokia’s 5G standalone Core with Nokia Network Services Platform (NSP) allows operators to design and automate network slices in order to drive the development of industrial uses cases like unmanned aerial or road vehicles, remote operations, wireless e-health, digital banking and smart manufacturing.

Nokia’s services teams will deploy Network Exposure Function to enable application developers to connect to the 5G standalone Core and Communication and Security Edge Protection Proxy Function to enhance 5G roaming.

Nokia 5G standalone Core software Components will be hosted on Keppel Corporation’s data center infrastructure powered with Nokia’s Airframe servers and spine leaf switches. They will be interconnected through Nokia’s 7750 Service Routers equipped with the Nokia FP4 chipset. Several cyber-security solutions like firewall and certification management from Nokia NetGuard suite will secure the 5G Core infrastructure.

Manjot Singh Mann, chief executive officer of M1, said: “With Nokia’s 5G standalone Core integrated into our 5G network, we are well positioned to harness the endless possibilities that 5G standalone can bring about.”

Raghav Sahgal, president of Cloud and Network Services at Nokia, said: “With Nokia 5G standalone Core, we are expanding our partnership with M1, enabling Singapore’s transformation to 5G by providing a host of new capabilities.”