Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia has announced that it has been selected as the only 5G (NSA/SA) supplier by Asia Pacific Telecom (APT), Taiwan’s mobile operator. Asia Pacific telecoms plans to launch 5G services later this year and plans to provide cloud games, virtual reality, augmented reality and streaming services to its subscribers.
Nokia is expected to support Asia Pacific Telecom to achieve ambitious 5G targets, specifically to provide 5G wireless access network (RAN) and core solutions.
Previously, Nokia said it was the only supplier in the world with an end-to-end product portfolio that covered all 5G network elements, including radio, core, cloud and transmission, as well as management, automation and security. In March, the company announced that it had filed 3,000 5G patents with the European Telecommunications Standards Association (ETSI).
The company is currently competing fiercely with Ericsson and Huawei for 5G market share. The company is understood to have signed 5G public agreements with operators such as T-Mobile, Telia and SoftBank.
In June,media reported that Nokia had become a partner in China Unicom’s 5G core network products. It is reported that China Unicom chose Nokia to support the construction of its 5G SA core network in China.
In May,media reported that Nokia had been selected as a 5G network provider by Taiwan Star Telecom. Nokia said it was the sole supplier of the deal.