SP Telecom, Singapore’s network and fibre infrastructure provider, stated on June 17 that it is joining force with Finnish telecommunications company Nokia to enable the deployment of Singapore’s first 5G-ready software defined network.
SP Telecom addressed that Nokia’s FP4-based Service Router, optical transport and cloud software solutions, service automation and network orchestration application suite will be incorporated into SP Telecom’s high-performance infrastructure.
Expected to be ready in 2020, the intelligent data fibre network will enable both Fixed and 5G carriers to deploy Cloud-based Virtual Private Network (VPN) and 5G offerings for their government and enterprise customers.
In addition, the company said 5G carriers will be able to use SP Telecom’s pervasive hubs around the island as locations for their 5G base stations, enabling computing and analysis at the edge of the network and delivering improved latency and network performance for end users.
“SP Telecom constantly looks for new ways to bring the latest technologies and best-in-class partners together, developing solutions that can generate new and positive changes in the industry,” said Titus Yong, CEO of SP Telecom.
“We are well poised to facilitate the rollout of 5G in Singapore, working closely with our technology partners to deliver a reliable, high-performance and seamless network for 5G players and their customers.”
“Nokia is proud to be the technology partner with SP Telecom to embark on the digital journey to becoming a digital service provider. The Nokia solutions deliver a dynamic, highly scalable network for Cloud, Ultra-Broadband and IoT services in our partnership with SP Telecom,” said Stuart Hendry, Head of Transport, Energy and Public Sector for Asia Pacific and Japan, Nokia.