Nokia has announced its selection by Taiwan Mobile (TWM) to enhance the latter’s 5G coverage across Taiwan. In a press release detailing the development, the Finnish vendor said that under the deal it would provide its latest energy-efficient AirScale portfolio supporting TWM’s commitment to reaching 100% renewable energy by 2040. Further, Nokia claimed the work it will undertake will also provide a smooth network evolution path following the completion of TWM’s proposed merger with Taiwan Star.
Nokia will provide equipment from its AirScale portfolio, including base stations and massive MIMO antennas to boost network performance and capacity. The deal also covers the introduction of 4G/5G dynamic spectrum sharing to maximise the advantages of TWM’s spectrum assets, which include 700MHz and 2100MHz bands. Nokia will also help the operator to modernise its LTE infrastructure, as well as consolidate the network management and optimisation under a centralised tool for a superior 4G/5G RAN network performance. Further, it will expand its existing 5G Standalone Core at TWM to enable the operator to provide advanced 5G applications, such as network slicing for enterprises and businesses and Edge Cloud deployments for low-latency services. The deployment will include Nokia AirFrame server hardware with Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) capabilities, IMS Voice Core capacity expansion, and Voice over New Radio (VoNR).