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Nokia completes 5G standalone call on live network with China Unicom

Thursday 30 July 2020 | 16:56 CET | News
Nokia reports it has completed its first 5G standalone (SA) call on a live network with China Unicom, and is expected to achieve full deployment of numerous software services with the operator several weeks ahead of schedule. Nokia also says the data and voice calls, which marked firsts for Nokia on a 5G SA network, were completed earlier than planned. By bypassing non-standalone (NSA) 5G core deployments entirely, Nokia was able to deliver 5G SA core for China Unicom and enable network functions, such as network slicing capabilities. 

Nokia deployed its Unified Data Management, Shared Data Layer (5G Unified Data Repository), and Cloud Mobile Gateway (from its Cloud Packet Core portfolio) for the 5G Session Management Function and User Plane Function. This was complemented by Data Refinery charging and NetAct network management, with all products deployed in the cloud using the Nokia CloudBand cloud infrastructure and management service.



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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: China Unicom / Nokia
Countries: China
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