Finnish telecom equipment manufacturer Nokia announced that it has been selected by Taiwanese mobile operator Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) as the only 5G (NSA/SA) supplier.
APT plans to launch 5G services later this year and plans to provide cloud gaming, virtual reality, augmented reality and streaming services to its subscribers.
It is reported that Nokia will support Asia Pacific Telecom to achieve its ambitious 5G goals, specifically providing it with a 5G radio access network (RAN) and core solutions.
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Previously, Nokia has stated that it is the only supplier in the world with an end-to-end product portfolio that covers all 5G network elements, including radio, core, cloud and transmission, as well as management, automation and security. In March this year, the company announced that it had filed 3,000 5G patents with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).
At present, the company is in fierce competition with Ericsson and Huawei for 5G market share. It is reported that the company has signed 5G public agreements with operators such as T-Mobile, Telia and SoftBank.
In June this year, it was reported that the Finnish company had become a partner of China Unicom’s 5G core network products. Allegedly China Unicom themselves chose Nokia to support the construction of its 5G SA core network in China.
In May of this year, more reports came in that Nokia was selected as the 5G network provider by Taiwan Star Telecom (TST). Nokia said the company is the only supplier in the transaction.