Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has selected Nokia as the sole supplier of its 5G network. The 3-year framework deal is worth EUR 400 million, Nokia also said. The initial phase of the deal, which includes 5G RAN, 5G Core and 5G IMS, begins this month with the deployment of 5G non-standalone with the aim of migrating to 5G standalone within a 3-year period.
Under the terms of the deal, Nokia will provide its 5G RAN portfolio including its Nokia AirScale Radio Access products. Nokia will also provide its AirScale Micro Remote Radio Head (RRH) service to allow TWM to meet the demand for capacity and coverage both indoors and outdoors. Nokia will also provide digital design and deployment, as well as optimization and technical support services.
Taiwan Mobile will use several Nokia Software services, spanning cloud and security services, as well as network optimization and management for 5G RAN, 5G Core and 5G IMS. Network functions and applications will be deployed on top of Nokia’s CloudBand Infrastructure Software and Application Manager and Network Director cloud management products; Radio network optimization will be managed with EdenNet Self-Organizing Networks and Nokia Performance Manager. NetAct Network Management is being deployed to operate the infrastructure, and Archive Cloud will be deployed to support business continuity requirements.
5G standalone core network functions selected by TWM include Unified Data Management, Signalling and network functions provided by Nokia’s Cloud Packet Core portfolio, including the Access and Mobility Management Function, User Plane Function, Session Management Function, Network Function Repository Function and the Network Slice Selection Function and Policy Control Function. Nokia is providing its Traffica analytics solution for 5GC. Network Exposure function is also included for future 5G application innovation and business mode evolution.