On June 29th, Nokia won a 5G contract worth about 400 million euros from Taiwan Mobile. It will become Taiwan’s sole supplier of 5G network equipment to build the 5G network. Both sides will start a framework contract for a period of 3 years. The procurement will include 5G radio access networks (5G Radio Access Networks, 5G RAN ), 5G Core Network (5G Core) and 5G IMS and other devices.
Taiwan Mobile 5G will adopt an NSA non-independent architecture in the early stages and will begin deployment this month. It is expected to evolve to an SA independent architecture within 3 years.
Nokia will provide 5G wireless products including the AirScale Radio Access solution (Nokia AirScale Radio Access) to assist Taiwan Mobile to provide users with ultra-low latency, large-scale connectivity and high-capacity 5G experience.
In addition, Nokia will also provide the AirScale Micro Remote Radio Head solution to allow Taiwan Mobile to take into account both indoor and outdoor capacity and coverage needs in the most cost-effective way.
It is reported that Nokia is a long-term partner of Taiwan’s Mobile University, providing 2G, 3G and 4G mobile network devices for it, and has established a large-area 5G experimental network at Xinzhuang Baseball Stadium in New Taipei City.
In addition to Taiwan Mobile, Nokia also has cooperation with Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Star and Asia Pacific Telecom in 5G deployment. Earlier this month, Nokia picked up 5G contracts from Canada’s Bell Canada and Telus, along with an order from a Singapore telecom operator.
However, Nokia did not win any 5G radio contracts from Chinese telecom companies – China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom – in recent bidding rounds, excluding a part of China Unicom’s 5G core network contract.