Nokia wins 5G network deal from Taiwan Star Telecom

Nokia has won a 5G network deal from Taiwan Star Telecom (TST). Financial details were not disclosed.
Nokia 5G base stationNokia will supply AirScale Radio Access network helping the Taiwanese mobile operator to launch 5G non-standalone (NSA) networks that will lay the foundations for 5G standalone (SA) in the future.

Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks at Nokia, said it is the only telecom network supplier in this deal.

Nokia previously installed TST’s LTE network, which will now be migrated to 5G services utilizing Nokia’s AirScale BTS and AirScale Radio Access solutions to deliver excellent coverage and capacity to users.

Nokia’s AirScale massive MIMO solution will be supplied, offering coverage. Nokia Global Services will execute rollouts, network design and optimization along with technical software and hardware support using digital and automated services delivery.

TST recently secured 40 MHz of bandwidth and is already underway with the initial phase of network deployment. TST’s 5G network coverage will reach 126 districts and retail zones in Q320 with 80 percent of metropolitan areas by 2023, Cliff Lai, president of Taiwan Star, said.

Nokia’s NetAct mobile network management system will deliver tools for troubleshooting, administration, software management and configuration management.

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 digital services.

TST will deploy Nokia’s Subscriber Data Management (SDM).