On 5 July 2019 in Espoo, Finland, Nokia announced that Taiwan Star Telecom (TST) has selected the Nokia end-to-end (E2E) solution in order to expand the capacity and coverage of its LTE network. This is said to support subscriber growth. This solution will also enable TST to deliver narrowband Internet of Things (IoT) services in addition to preparing TST to migrate to 5G services sometime in the future. The expansion aims to improve network quality and user experience. TST, by using the Nokia end-to-end 5G-ready portfolio, aims to expand their coverage in the 900MHz/2600Mhz band nationwide.
The Nokia 5G-ready solutions that were selected by TST are comprised of:
- The AirScale eNodeB solution, which introduces the Nokia AirScale Remote Radio Head (RRH). This will help TST to cost-effectively create the capacity they need with more flexible cell sizes. The diverse employment options include macro, mini-micro and small cells for dense urban spots, grey/white spots, indoor and stadium coverage.
- The 7750 Mobile Gateway (MG) and Cloud Mobility Manager (CMM) for expansion of the packet core.
- The 7750 Service Router for IP backbone expansion, due to its reliability, 5G compatibility and high capacity.
- The Smart Plan Suite (SPS), which provides a full policy and charging solution and paves the way for 5G monetization.
“We are always striving to provide our customers with better, more reliable services at the best price point. Nokia shares our vision for how to best meet the future needs of our customers with the expansion of our LTE coverage and the eventual migration to 5G services,” said Cliff Lai, CEO of Taiwan Star Telecom.
“We have been especially pleased to be chosen as the sole supplier to TST for their LTE expansion. Working closely with TST to understand their vision and commitment to their customers has helped us to refine our approach and together build better solutions for LTE today and 5G tomorrow,” said Jason Liu, Head of Market Unit Taiwan Nokia.
Edited by Kojo Essah
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