Taiwan APT chooses Ericsson to modernize its national network

Ericsson has signed an agreement with Asia-Pacific Telecom Co Ltd (APT) to modernize the Taiwanese operator’s national network and support the availability of the 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) multi-operator core network (NSA), the Swedish telecom giant said Friday. .

As part of the partnership, Ericsson will provide high performance Radio Access Network (RAN) solutions from its portfolio of 5G-ready Ericsson radio systems and 5G NSA licenses to build 5G multi-operator core networks (MOCNs) that allow two or more core networks to share the same RAN and bandwidth.

The collaboration will also see the implementation of Ericsson Network Manager which enables seamless and efficient operation across networks and network layers, as well as a set of unified applications and tools to securely manage radio access, transport and core networks. , allowing APT to operate dynamically between 4G and 5G networks.

In September 2020, Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) and APT partnered to deliver 5G services on Taiwan’s 3.5GHz frequency band through the nation’s first MOCN. Now under the new agreement, the Ericsson base bands currently installed will be modernized to the latest 5G technology standard to match the quality of the FET network and maximize the user experience.

The Ericsson-APT agreement also includes migration to the latest version of the Ericsson Network Manager OSS and upgrade.

Commenting on the collaboration, Chafic Nassif, President of Ericsson Taiwan, said: “Ericsson continues to accelerate the overall progress of 5G development in Taiwan, supporting both APT and FET to rapidly roll out new services to market and provide Taiwanese consumers and businesses. the highest quality communications services. Our enhanced 5G platform provides the technology backbone for the nation’s first multi-operator core network and we will continue to support both service providers with their successful integration and partnership. “

News Highlights:

  • In September 2020, Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) and APT partnered to deliver 5G services on Taiwan’s 3.5GHz frequency band through the nation’s first MOCN. Now under the new agreement, the Ericsson base bands currently installed will be modernized to the latest 5G technology standard to match the quality of the FET network and maximize the user experience.
  • Taiwan APT chooses Ericsson to modernize its national network