SP Telecom taps Nokia for 5G fixed network deployment in Singapore

SP Telecom today announced the selection of Nokia to support 5G-ready deployment in Singapore.
Nokia 5G base station
SP Telecom will use Nokia’s FP4-based Service Router, optical transport and cloud software solutions, together with its service automation and network orchestration application suite for its 5G-ready network.

The intelligent data fibre network will enable both fixed and 5G carriers to deploy Cloud-based Virtual Private Network (VPN) and 5G offerings for their government and enterprise customers.

Nokia said 5G carriers will also have the option of leveraging SP Telecom’s pervasive hubs around the island as locations for their 5G base stations, enabling computing and analysis at the edge of the network and delivering improved latency and network performance for end users.

“SP Telecom constantly looks for new ways to bring the latest technologies and best-in-class partners together, developing solutions that can generate new and positive changes in the industry,” said Titus Yong, CEO of SP Telecom.

“The Nokia solutions deliver a highly scalable network for Cloud, Ultra-Broadband and IoT services in our partnership with SP Telecom,” said Stuart Hendry, head of Transport, Energy and Public Sector for Asia Pacific and Japan, Nokia.

A showcase of SP Telecom’s intelligent data fibre network Proof of Concept and how it can enable 5G deployment will be available at ConnecTech Asia 2019 at Marina Bay Sands from 18 to 20 June 2019.