Nokia has been selected to roll out what it describes as the first Standalone (SA) 5G RAN deployment in South East Asia. The contract has been awarded by Antina, a joint venture company (JVCo) formed by mobile network operators M1 and StarHub and will involve the deployment of 5G SA networks across Singapore. Nokia will supply 5G base stations alongside its small cell solution, which will be used for indoor coverage. The network will utilise the 3.5GHz band.
TeleGeography notes that Singaporean regulator the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) issued Antina with a 15-year ‘Licence to Provide Facilities-Based Operations’ on 2 November 2020 following an auction process that concluded in June that year.