5G SA services and supports Singapore’s digital economy.
Antina the joint venture by mobile network operators M1 and StarHub, has selected Nokia for 5G standalone (“SA”) Radio Access Network (“RAN”) Sharing network in South East Asia.
The commercial deployment of a 5G SA network will cater for the growing data demand in the country, putting Singapore at the forefront of 5G standalone technology in the region.
The partnership will enable Antina’s customers – M1, StarHub and other mobile service providers on wholesale arrangements – to benefit from a game-changing ultra-high speed, low-latency and highly secure 5G SA network that will reduce complexity and increase cost efficiencies.
It will also enable new use cases across entertainment, cloud gaming, transportation, education, and healthcare.
Nokia will provide equipment from its comprehensive AirScale portfolio and CloudRAN solution to build the Radio Access Network (RAN) for the 5G SA infrastructure, utilizing the 3.5GHz spectrum band.
The provider will also supply 5G base stations and its small cells solution for indoor coverage, as well as other radio access products.
Nokia’s 5G SA technology will provide Singaporean enterprises with the opportunity to explore multiple new use cases due to the network’s higher bandwidth, higher uplink speeds and lower-latency.
Nokia CloudRAN solution is designed to enable Antina to build a more agile business, meet new traffic demands, make better use of spectrum as well as optimise performance and mitigate costs. Nokia’s CloudRAN technology is expected to provide Antina with the flexibility to meet customer demands in the evolving 5G era. Nokia’s NetAct network management, CloudBand Application Manager and CloudBand Infrastructure Software will streamline operations and securely manage Antina’s networks.
The commercial launch of this 5G SA network in Singapore will underpin the infrastructure for a vibrant 5G ecosystem.