Nokia and M1 partner with 5G standalone Core to drive Singapore’s 5G ecosystem

Nokia and M1 partner with 5G standalone Core to drive Singapore’s 5G ecosystem

  • Nokia and M1 building highly secure, containerized and cloud-native 5G standalone Core to enhance M1 network resilience and performance
  • Supporting Singapore’s digital transformation geared towards new 5G use cases for consumers and enterprises
  • Helping M1 to develop strategic partnerships with government agencies, universities and leading enterprises

13 January 2021

Espoo, Finland – Nokia and M1 have signed a partnership agreement to deploy Nokia’s cloud-native Core software in order to drive Singapore’s 5G standalone network launch in 2021.

Nokia 5G standalone Core, developed with open-source and licensed software components, and consisting mainly of 5G cloud-native Core and Cloud Packet Core software, will offer M1 the reliability, scalability, flexibility and performance needed to efficiently deliver network capabilities like cloud gaming and immersive experience applications for Singaporean 5G customers.

With enhanced machine learning and artificial intelligence, Nokia’s 5G standalone Core with Nokia Network Services Platform (NSP) allows operators to design and automate network slices in order to drive the development of industrial uses cases like unmanned aerial or road vehicles, remote operations, wireless e-health, digital banking and smart manufacturing.

Nokia’s professional services teams will also deploy Network Exposure Function to enable application developers to connect to the 5G standalone Core and Communication and Security Edge Protection Proxy Function to enhance 5G roaming.

Nokia 5G standalone Core software Components will be hosted on Keppel Corporation’s (Keppel) data center infrastructure powered with Nokia’s Airframe servers and spine leaf switches. They will be interconnected through Nokia’s high-performance 7750 Service Routers equipped with the Nokia FP4 chipset. Several critical cyber-security solutions like firewall and certification management from Nokia NetGuard suite will fully secure the 5G Core infrastructure.