Nokia and StarHub Complete First 5G New Radio Pilot in Singapore

Nokia along with local communications company, StarHub, has completed the first outdoor pilot of 5G NR using the 3.5 GHz frequency band in Singapore. The companies demonstrated industrial and consumer applications to staff, industry partners and enterprise customers using Nokia's 5G cells and core network technology at StarHub's headquarters in Singapore.

One industrial application replicated a manufacturing environment, featuring how businesses can use 5G-enabled video analytics to enhance efficiency and minimize production errors. Another demonstration showed how sports fans can turn to virtual reality headsets to enjoy 'live' events virtually lag-free over 5G.

The over-the-air pilot with third party devices showcased the capabilities of a 5G non-standalone network architecture (Nokia 5G radio technology interworking with StarHub's 4G core network) to deliver the speeds, capacity and latency required to support enhanced mobile broadband services. Nokia deployed AirScale Radio Access technology with 5G New Radio 3GPP-compliant software and the Nokia AirFrame Data Center Solution, leveraging its services expertise to optimize deployment.

Nokia offers customers such as StarHub a pre-integrated and ultra-optimized network using its 5G Future X end-to-end architecture to accelerate the launch of 5G. Leveraging this technology, customers can achieve greater operational efficiencies and higher performance as they begin to deliver enhanced mobile broadband services.

Highlights of the pilot network:

  • Nokia AirScale Radio Access network with 5G NR 3GPP-compliant software operating on 3.5 GHz frequency band
  • Nokia Massive MIMO with beamforming
  • Nokia AirFrame data center solution
  • Third party virtual reality user equipment
  • Nokia Services including project and technical management and installation services

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