Nokia has deployed its 5G Standalone (SA) Core network for Telia Finland, the vendor has announced, saying the development will allow the operator to deliver new advanced 5G services like slicing, provide stronger and more reliable network performance, and more readily monetise its network assets. In a press release regarding the development, Nokia noted that the rollout included its cloud packet core and registers, which allow subscriber data to be consolidated into a common repository using a distributed and flexible architecture. Telia Finland is also reportedly using Nokia’s RAN. Meanwhile, its own press release Telia Finland’s parent company, Telia Company, noted that initially the new infrastructure is available ‘in some 20 geographical areas across Finland’, while adding that ‘further rollout will follow’.
Commenting, Jari Collin, Telia Finland’s CTO, said: ‘We are now taking the most significant step forward since the launch of 5G, as SA enables all the revolutionary features of 5G. Thanks to our cooperation with our trusted partner Nokia, Finland will keep its position as a leading mobile country in the world.’ Allison Kirkby, Telia Company President & CEO, added: ‘With 5G SA we can offer both enterprise and public sector customers new opportunities such as private networks, remote control and automation. At the same time, we will offer our residential customers guaranteed broadband speeds and lower latencies for improved streaming and gaming experiences.’