Latvian cellco Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT) has selected Nokia to provide its 5G Standalone (SA) Core which the vendor claims will allow LMT to deliver more advanced 5G services such as network slicing. 5G SA Core will also enable LMT to launch low-latency applications for enterprise customers, as well as to build new capabilities within the network. Nokia notes that the development builds on an existing relationship with LMT, which already uses a range of products and services from the Finnish vendor, including its Cloud Packet Core, Subscriber Data Management (SDM) system and software solutions for 5G signalling and cloud management.
LMT VP of Technology Gunars Danbergs was quoted as saying of the deal: ‘To better monetise our network assets and strengthen our network agility and reliability, it is crucial that LMT deploy 5G SA Core. With our strong existing partnership, Nokia 5G SA Core gives us the best tools and functions to move the LMT customer experience to another level; and allow us to manage our network more predictably.’