Nokia scored another key 5G win in Asia Pacific, securing a contract covering the standalone (SA) core network for Singaporean operator M1, which plans to launch services this year.
In a statement, Nokia said the combination of the SA core with its Network Services Platform will enable M1 to design and automate network slicing, a feature it noted enabled development of a host of industrial use cases.
The vendor’s professional services team will also deploy Nokia’s Network Exposure Function to enable application developers to connect to the 5G core, and a communication and security edge protection proxy function to improve 5G roaming.
Singaporean conglomerate Keppel Corp will host the SA core software components on its data centres: it holds a 19 per cent stake in M1.
M1 CEO Manjot Singh Mann said the deal positions it to “harness the endless possibilities” SA 5G offers.Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back