Finland-based gear maker Nokia and Singaporean operator M1 have signed a partnership agreement to deploy the former’s cloud-native Core software in order to drive Singapore’s 5G standalone (SA) network launch in 2021. In a press release, Nokia claimed that building the containerised and cloud-native 5G SA Core will enhance the operator’s network resilience and performance by offering the reliability, scalability and flexibility needed to efficiently deliver network capabilities like cloud gaming and immersive experience applications for 5G customers in the city-state.
Under the agreement, the vendor’s 5G SA Core software components will be hosted on Keppel Corporation’s data centre infrastructure powered with Nokia’s Airframe servers and spine leaf switches. ‘They will be interconnected through Nokia’s high-performance 7750 Service Routers equipped with the Nokia FP4 chipset. Several critical cyber-security solutions like firewall and certification management from Nokia NetGuard suite will fully secure the 5G Core infrastructure,’ the statement read.