Nokia and StarHub Conduct 5G Non-Standalone Network Trial in Singapore

Nokia AirScale base station

Nokia and Singapore-based operator StarHub are conducting live 5G non-standalone (NSA) network trial across Singapore, running until 16 February 2021. By leveraging existing 4G infrastructure, the trial 5G network will allow StarHub to provide higher data bandwidth and reliable connectivity to its subscribers without a major infrastructure overhaul. 

The network utilizes Nokia’s end-to-end core and radio solutions, enabling the efficient use of spectrum to deliver 5G services.The 5G NSA network will enable StarHub customers to get early benefits of 5G, with enhanced coverage and performance to improve user experience at major residential and commercial hubs of Singapore.  

StarHub will progressively expand the 5G NSA network coverage and expects it to reach 70 percent by September 2020. 

This follows StarHub’s recent announcement that it has chosen Nokia as a preferred 5G technology partner for deploying mmWave solution and 5G Standalone (SA) Core network.

Spectrum re-farming was implemented in 900MHz and 2100MHz for LTE anchor layer and 5G operation, respectively.

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