Nokia, NOW Telecom and USTDA accelerate 5G in the Philippines

Nokia's Bell Labs Consulting will create 5G network design and Proof of Concept (POC) for NOW Telecom to support the development of digital infrastructure. #pressrelease

January 25, 2023

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MANILA, Philippines – Nokia today announced that NOW Telecom has selected Bell Labs Consulting, part of Nokia to create a nationwide network design for 5G Standalone (SA) and design and planning for a national broadband network. As part of the agreement, Nokia will also design and implement a pilot 5G network at multiple sites in Metro Manila. This initiative is facilitated by the grant received by NOW Telecom from the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to support the development of 5G mobile and fixed wireless networks in the country. While the consulting work will start next month, the POC will be carried out in July this year.

The network planning and design by Nokia will help NOW Telecom acquire investment to deploy the country's first 5G Standalone (SA) network and provide differentiated services.

With Nokia's support in network designing and planning, as well as its automation software to manage the operation of the network, NOW Telecom will be able to address the growing demand for reliable and secure digital services from both household and enterprise customers. NOW Telecom plans to offer Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) and enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) 5G services to connect the unconnected and provide superior network speed and latency improvement.

Read the full press release here.


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