SoftBank selects Nokia for 5G in Japan


Japanese telecom behemoth SoftBank has selected Nokia as a strategic partner to drive its commercial 5G offering with the Nokia AirScale solution, said the Finnish company in a statement.

Nokia’s 5G AirScale will be deployed across Japan, bringing consumers a 5G enhanced Mobile BroadBand (eMBB) service, with 5G Ultra Reliable Low Latency Connectivity (URLLC) and enhanced Machine Type Communication (eMTC), according to Nokia.

Nokia now has 38 5G commercial contracts, including 20 with named customers, says the company.

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