Ericsson has helped Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) in coming out with Taiwan’s first 5G non-standalone (NSA) Multi-Operator Core Network (MOCN). The telco and Ericsson have done this with shared spectrum. It is worth noting that in a mere period of six months, Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) has been able to come out with Taiwan’s first 5G NSA MOCN. It has been largely possible because of Ericsson, one of the finest telecom gear vendors across the world. For the unaware, earlier this year, Ericsson had won the contract of APT for deploying the 5G NSA MOCN and modernising its island-wide 4G LTE networks.
APT Will Offer 5G MOCN Services With Shared Spectrum With FET
Last year, APT had announced a collaboration with FET for offering 5G services to users living in Taiwan with the help of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band with MOCN. Leveraging MOCN, the two core networks from the telcos can share the same bandwidth and RAN technology in 5G.
The main benefit of going ahead with the shared network structure is to bring the technology faster to the people of Taiwan and also offer nationwide coverage without much hassle. The throughout being delivered is also high, and the subscriber experience is significantly enhanced. The APT 5G NSA MOCN has already gone live in August 2021.
Ericsson has replaced the current Radio Access Network (RAN) equipment of APT with its 5G read RAN solutions. With the help of Ericsson’s intelligent 5G solution, APT can operate both 4G and 5G networks dynamically.
Ericsson Taiwan President, Chafic Nassif, said that the company’s partnership with APT has allowed it to deliver the first 5G NSA in the MOCN structure in Taiwan. Nassif further said that with the launch of the 5G MOCN, Ericsson is better able to maximise the effectiveness of the existing network infrastructure of the telco along with increasing 5G availability across Taiwan.