Although reports have confirmed that coronavirus has disrupted global technology supply chains and will curb the progress of 5G deployment plans in many countries across the world, some countries remain defiant and unperturbed by the challenges ahead. Taiwan appears to be amplifying efforts to nurture their digital economy.
In Taiwan where advanced fixed broadband market is served by a diversity of technology platforms, the government of Taiwan has developed an active telecommunication industry defined by high quality infrastructure and a competitive mobile market. The government has also invested 20.5 billion dollars to encourage development of 5G services and apps.
Taiwan Star Telecom (TST) has selected Nokia as its sole provider of solutions for its 5G network implementation. The 4G network will be migrated to 5G services using Nokia’s AirScale BTS and AirScale Radio Access solutions to deliver high-performance coverage and capacity to end-users.
The agreement includes numerous Nokia products, while Nokia’s NetAct mobile network management system will deliver optimal tools for troubleshooting, administration, software management and configuration management.
Cliff Lai, President of Taiwan Star Telecom said, “Everything that Taiwan Star has achieved in this dynamic market is the result of its core values that outline what a unique mobile service provider could be.” He added, “we are proud to continue working with Nokia who will support us and help us to realize our ambition and deliver 5G services to our subscribers, country-wide.”
Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks at Nokia, commented: “We are delighted to have reached this significant milestone with our long-standing partner Taiwan Star, demonstrating its confidence in our global end-to-end portfolio. I look forward to working closely with Taiwan Star Telecom to help upgrade its network and deliver incredible 5G experiences to its subscribers across the country. “