BNamericas – Vivo selects Nokia as strategic partner…

This is a machine translation of the original Telefônica Brasil press release

São Paulo, May 6, 2022 – Vivo selects Nokia as the provider of signaling and control functions in its new independent 5G core network (5G SA). With the partnership, Vivo will increase scalability and performance in its 5G SA deployments, with a high standard of reliability and meeting the highest security standards.

The signaling and control elements, defined by the 3GPP standard (NRF, SCP, NSSF, SEPP as a signaling layer and AMF as part of the 5G core) will be part of the authentication process, user mobility, and will also be responsible for ensuring that The connection between the network and mobile devices works in the best conditions of latency and bandwidth, such as:

– Very high capacity bandwidth, with transmission speeds much higher than those provided by previous technology (5G Non Standalone – NSA);

– Low latency in communication, which allows providing new services to companies and consumers, such as connected and autonomous vehicles, telemedicine services, security systems, intelligent industry, among many other applications;

– Mass communication between machines (M2M), including Internet of Things (IoT).

The agreement also allows Vivo to continue with the strategy of separation between the control plane and the user plane that aligns with the strategy of using multiple providers for the large-scale deployment of 5G.

Nokia’s 5G SA solution is born in a cloud environment and its functions are implemented in containers, being able to be established in an agnostic way in any infrastructure, with flexibility and scalability.

“With Nokia’s 5G signaling, Vivo will have the flexibility and scalability to enable robust growth of its 5G network and offer new services to its millions of customers. We are proud to be able to carry out such important joint work to bring 5G to Brazil,” said Ailton Santos, director of Nokia Brazil, about the partnership.

For Elmo Matos, Head of Network Planning and Technology at Vivo, “The agreement with Nokia is key in Vivo’s strategy of building a virtualized network core made up of more than one provider. We will have a more innovative 5G network, which will take Vivo into the future by offering new and better services to our customers.”

About Nokia

At Nokia, we create technology that helps the world act together. We are trusted partners for critical networks and are committed to innovation and technology leadership in mobile, fixed and cloud networks. We create value with long-term research and intellectual property, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs.

Following the highest standards of integrity and security, we act to develop the necessary capacities for a more productive, sustainable and inclusive world.

About Alive

Vivo is the brand of Telefónica Brazil, the leading telecommunications company in the country, with 98.8 million accesses (4Q21) and its goal is to “Digitalize to Get Closer”. Vivo is a digital hub, facilitating its customers’ access to services in different areas, such as entertainment, sports, digital security, finance, health and education.

It operates in the provision of fixed and mobile telecommunications services throughout the national territory and has a complete and convergent product portfolio for B2C and B2B clients.

The company is present in 4,900 cities with a 3G network, more than 4,400 with 4G – a segment in which it is the market share leader – and 2,900 cities with a 4.5G network. In the mobile segment, Vivo has 83.9 million accesses and has the largest market share in the segment (33%) in the country, according to the results of the quarterly balance (4Q21).

Guided by constant innovation and the high quality of its services, Vivo is at the center of a Digital Transformation, which expands the autonomy, personalization and real-time options of its customers, putting them in charge of their digital life, with security. and reliability. .

Telefônica Brasil is part of the Telefónica Group, one of the largest communications conglomerates in the world, with 369 million accesses.

Aware of its responsibility to reward society for the trust it receives in the use of its services, the company trusts the Fundación Telefónica Vivo. In Brazil for 23 years, Fundação Telefônica Vivo has been one of the main pillars of social responsibility in Vivo’s ESG concept. With a focus on education in public schools, it contributes to the development and digital inclusion of students

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BNamericas – Vivo selects Nokia as strategic partner…

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