Telenor/Telia trial 5G MOCN feature in partnership with Nokia

4 Mar 2020

Danish telcos Telenor and Telia have deployed what they claim is ‘the world’s most advanced shared wireless network supporting a Multi-Operator Core Network (MOCN) feature, enabled for wireless technologies spanning 2G to 5G’, in partnership with Nokia. The 5G MOCN feature was rolled out on a trial network in Denmark and verified with successful end-to-end test calls; the live trial utilised Nokia’s end-to-end 5G technology, including 5G RAN and 5G cloud core. Nokia says that this is the first network to include live MOCN capabilities for 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G simultaneously. Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks at Nokia, said: ‘Deploying 5G networks independently can be an expensive undertaking for mobile operators in the most competitive markets. This trial highlights that through network sharing, operators can drive efficiencies, lower costs and bring the myriad benefits of 5G to businesses and consumers quickly. We hope that this trial demonstrates to operators around the world that there are multiple options open to them to get their 5G networks up and running quickly and at the lowest possible cost.’