Taiwan Star Telecom expands LTE services and prepares for 5G migration with Nokia end-to-end portfolio

05.07.2019 klo 10:00 Taiwan Star Telecom expands LTE services and prepares for 5G migration with Nokia end-to-end portfolio

  * As part of its continuous investment in improved customer services, TST is
    expanding the capacity and coverage of its LTE network and preparing for
    narrowband IoT services and migration to 5G
  * The solution is part of the Nokia end-to-end 5G portfolio, with
    consistently-proven performance and low-risk, flexible deployment options
    for improved OPEX, reliability and speed to market
  * Nokia sole supplier chosen to make TST network 5G-ready

5 July, 2019

Espoo, Finland- Nokia today announced that TST (Taiwan Star Telecom) has chosen
the Nokia end-to-end (E2E) solution to expand the coverage and capacity of its
LTE network to support subscriber growth. The new solution will also enable TST
to offer narrowband Internet of Things (IoT) services, as well as prepare TST to
migrate to 5G services in the future. The expansion will enhance network quality
and improve the user experience.

With their open and transparent mobile rates and highest price-to-performance
scores, TST continuously invests in the performance of their mobile network in
order to enhance the customer experience and support the fast growth of their
subscriber base. With this upgrade, using the Nokia end-to-end 5G-ready
portfolio, they will expand their coverage in the 900MHz/2600Mhz band

The Nokia 5G-ready solutions selected by TST include:

  * 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 deployment options
    include macro, mini-macro 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,
    high capacity, and 5G compatibility.
  * The Smart Plan Suite (SPS), which provides a full policy and charging
    solution and paves the way for 5G monetization.

Cliff Lai, CEO of Taiwan Star Telecom, said: "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."

Jason Liu, Head of Market Unit Taiwan Nokia, said: "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."

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