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US Cellular selects Nokia for 5G SA core network

September 10, 2021

Finnish vendor Nokia has been selected by US Cellular for the deployment of the latter’s Standalone 5G core network.

The European vendor said that the 5G SA deployment is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

The new 5G SA network infrastructure will enable the U.S. operator to deliver the high speeds and low latencies that will power new applications such as virtual and augmented reality, Nokia said.

US Cellular’s deployment of Nokia’s 5G core adds to its existing support for the Radio Access Network (RAN) where Nokia is supplying its AirScale radios for both low-band and mmWave 5G.

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