Tele2 selects Nokia for Standalone 5G Core and Voice over 5G

Tele2 has selected Nokia to deploy Standalone (SA) 5G Core and Voice over 5G (Vo5G) to enhance its cloud infrastructure and improve data and voice connectivity for subscribers in Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
Tele2 CTO Thomas HelboNokia, a leading telecom network supplier based in Finland, said will start the deployment of Standalone (SA) 5G Core and Voice over 5G (Vo5G) in 2021.

Nokia said its core offers near zero-touch automation capabilities that drive greater scale and reliability, allowing Tele2 to cost-effectively lay the foundation for 5G and enable faster time to market with new services.

Nokia’s open architecture provides the flexibility to be responsive to market demands while controlling costs at a time of growing network complexity.

Nokia will deploy its Cloud Packet Core products to support both 4G and 5G core network functions and enhance network scale, performance and reliability.

Nokia will deliver Vo5G services to support connectivity and reduce operating expenses for both 5G and 4G.

Nokia is leading the market in CSP core network deployments with 25 of the top 40 service providers relying on Nokia Core Network products, Raghav Sahgal, president of Nokia Cloud and Network Services, said.

Tele2 CTO Thomas Helbo said: “With Nokia handling the integration and their ability to leverage years of experience, our team is able to concentrate on enabling new services for our customers, while running a smart and reliable network.”