Now Telecom picks Bell Labs Consulting for 5G digital infrastructure development

27 January 2023

Now Telecom picks Bell Labs Consulting

Now Telecom picks Bell Labs Consulting

Now Telecom has chosen Nokia’s R&D arm Bell Labs Consulting to assist in developing its digital infrastructure, part of a wider goal to accelerate 5G rollout in the Philippines.

Bell Labs Consulting will create a nationwide standalone (SA) 5G network design and proof-of-concept for Now Telecom, along with planning for a fixed wireless access broadband service. Bell Labs Consulting will also implement a pilot 5G network at multiple sites in Manila.

Consulting work is scheduled to begin in February and the proof-of-concept in July.

Now Telecom has employed a grant from the US Trade and Development Agency for the moves.

Now Telecom chair and CEO Mel Velasco Velarde said that a “reliable 5G network will play a crucial role in promoting social and financial mobility and spurring economic growth.”