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Nokia has announced details of a new 5G deal with Taiwan Star Telecom (TST). The deal will see Nokia supply TST with its end-to-end AirScale Radio Access network portfolio helping the operator to launch 5G non-standalone (NSA) networks that will lay the foundations for 5G standalone (SA) in the future. Nokia is the only supplier in this deal.

Read more: Nokia, TST introduce new 5G agreement to boost operator networks

Nokia and Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”) announced a multi-year agreement to deploy Nokia’s SRAN solution across 9 circles in India, helping Airtel to enhance the network capacity of its networks, in particular 4G, and improve customer experience. The rollout, which will also lay the foundation for providing 5G connectivity in the future, will see approximately 300,000 radio units deployed across several spectrum bands, including 900 Mhz, 1800 Mhz, 2100 Mhz and 2300 Mhz, and is expected to be completed by 2022.

Read more: Airtel, Nokia deal will enrich customer experience and enhance connectivity

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and the Internet Association of Australia (IAA), a leading non-profit organization operating Australia’s largest Internet exchange network, today announced their API interconnect and bilateral collaboration.

Read more: PCCW Global, IAA venture will provide superior network access to customers

The broadband access divide still exists after years of broadband development

Restricted by the factors such as policy, cost, geographic environment, and fiber resource, the divide still exists in the home broadband market although broadband access has developed rapidly around the world. Some homes are able to enjoy stable and reliable 100M, multi-100M and even Gigabit broadband services over the fibers connected to their homes, while other homes are not served with broadband due to the lack of infrastructures. It is estimated that approximately one billion homes will be unable to access fixed broadband in the next two to three years.

Read more: Connecting 5G homes to copper enhanced FWA

Nokia has announced that it is working with one of the biggest operators in the world to upgrade its IP transport for 5G services. Nokia will help Korean operator LG Uplus automate its IP transport and core networks, allowing the operator to launch 5G services faster while providing subscribers higher speed and unprecedented quality, reliability and security.

Read more: Nokia, LG Uplus collaborate on network automation project

Responding to the constantly evolving needs of its end users who require seemingly endless amounts of bandwidth to continually support web-scale demand for content, video and gaming applications, Southern Cross Cable Limited (“Southern Cross”) has once again demonstrated the adaptive nature of its network, connecting the first single-wavelength 800G across a live production network using Ciena’s (NYSE: CIEN) WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e) coherent optics.

Read more: Southern Cross enhances network solutions using Ciena’s WL5e

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