Taiwan Mobile currently has about 1 million subscribers in the 5G segment
Nokia has announced that it has been selected by Taiwan Mobile to expand its next 5G coverage across the country in an expansion agreement.
Under the terms of the agreement, Nokia will provide its energy-efficient airscale portfolio that supports Telecom’s RE100 commitment and will reach 100% renewable power by 2040. Nokia said.
Nokia will provide radio kits with base stations and huge MIMO antennas to enhance network performance and capabilities. The agreement also covers the introduction of 4G / 5G dynamic spectrum sharing to maximize the benefits of TWM’s spectrum resources, including the 700 MHz and 2100 MHz bands.
Nokia has previously provided 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile networks in Taiwan Mobile, including RAN, Packet Core, and Voice Core. The Finnish vendor further noted that it has made several important contributions to the 5G development of Taiwan Mobile, including smart stadiums, smart transport and smart logistics projects.
Nokia will expand its existing 5G standalone core to Taiwan Mobile to enable operators to deliver advanced 5G applications, such as network slicing for enterprise and business and Edge Cloud deployment for low latency services. Installations include Nokia AirFrame server hardware with multi-access edge computing (MEC) capabilities, IMS voice core capability expansion, and Voice over New Radio (VoNR).
Jamie Lin, President of Taiwan Mobile, said: “Nokia has been our partner for over two decades and their performance so far in the 5G era has been nothing but brilliant. By doubling their state-of-the-art technologies with this new award-winning order, we aim to upgrade and expand our 5G network to provide our customers and enterprises with equally resilient connectivity and extended coverage while simultaneously accelerating and contributing to our sustainable green world. “
“This new extended coverage agreement is a testament to the tremendous progress we have made as our long-time partner in establishing 5G services in Taiwan, the sole provider of Taiwan Mobile,” said Tommy Vitto, President of Nokia Mobile Networks. .
Taiwan Mobile currently has about 1 million subscribers in the 5G segment.
In January, Taiwan Mobile announced that it had officially signed a merger agreement with rival operator Taiwan Star Telecom.
Taiwan Mobile, which ended with 7.3 million subscribers in 2021, noted that it plans to issue 282 million new shares for the stock-for-stock merger. The Board of Operators approved the agreement on December 30, 2021.
Following the integration process, Taiwan Mobile will emerge in the 3.5GHz band with 100MHz block spectrum. It will also have 11,000 3.5GHz 5G base stations that will provide 5G services to 90% of the population and cover 95% of Taiwan’s communication traffic.
The Taiwan Star has spectrum in the 900MHz, 2.6GHz and 3.5GHz bands, while the Taiwan Mobile holdings include frequencies in the 700MHz, 1.8GHz, 2.1GHz, 3.5GHz and 28GHz bands.