APT and Nokia launch live 5G service over shared wireless network

26 Oct 2021

Finnish vendor Nokia has announced that its 5G Core is serving Asia Pacific Telecom (APT’s) live 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) and VoLTE service, using the Multi-Operator Core Networks (MOCN) capability to share the 5G RAN. In a press release regarding the development, the vendor claimed that – supported by Nokia Cloud Packet Core, Registers, Signaling, Policy, Charging, cloud infrastructure, NetGuard security and NetAct network management – APT ‘can now launch their 5G new services at ease’.

According to Nokia, the 3GPP standard complied Nokia Core network software provides APT smooth integration with the shared radio network and unlocks full MOCN capabilities. Meanwhile, the full cloud-based solution will reportedly pave the way towards zero-touch automation capabilities that drive greater scale and reliability.

APT’s president, Nan-Ren Huang, said of the matter: ‘We are pleased to work with our long-term strategic partner Nokia on launching 5G services by utilising their 5G NSA Core this year. With this rollout, we are now serving reliable 5G and VoLTE connection, new services, and premium 5G experience to our subscribers across the island, powered by Nokia’s Core and software solutions.’

Taiwan, Asia Pacific Telecom (APT), Nokia