Nokia Wins Exclusive Taiwan Mobile 5G Deal
Nokia has been selected by Taiwan Mobile (TWM) as the sole supplier of its 5G network in a three-year framework deal worth approximately €400 million. The initial phase of the deal, which includes 5G RAN, 5G Core and 5G IMS, begins with the deployment of 5G non-standalone with the aim of migrating to 5G standalone within a three-year period. Nokia is a long-standing partner of TWM and will support the company in its efforts to execute its ‘Super 5G strategy’ which is focused on sustainability and digital transformation.
The deal will see Nokia provide its 5G RAN portfolio including its AirScale Radio Access products that will enable TWM to deliver 5G experiences to subscribers with ultra-low latency, connectivity and capacity. Taiwan Mobile will utilize several Nokia Software solutions spanning cloud and security services, as well as network optimization and management for 5G RAN, 5G Core and 5G IMS. Nokia’s 5G Core portfolio will provide TWM with a solid foundation to run at scale within dynamic cloud environments, with a sharp focus on scalability, automation and performance to quickly deliver new digital services that leverage the capabilities of 5G.
“We are pleased to join forces with Nokia again in the 5G era. After the successful launch of 5G, both sides will continue to advance deployment and provide the best coverage and connectivity experiences in the market. More importantly, the two companies will work together to promote our Super 5G Strategy, which integrates multiple vertical applications including smart e-commerce, smart stadium, smart healthcare and smart manufacturing,” said Jamie Lin, President at Taiwan Mobile.
“We have enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Taiwan Mobile, supporting them in the delivery of 2G, 3G, 4G networks and we look forward to continuing this in the 5G era as their sole supplier. Our end-to-end portfolio, global reach and commitment to a more sustainable world will help Taiwan Mobile execute its ambitious 5G strategy and plans for a fast roll-out,” said Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks at Nokia.