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2016-10-24

NOKIA: Nokia enables Globe Telecom's move to Cloud and IoT-ready networks using 4.5G Pro, Carrier SDN, IP and Optical technologies

* Deployment in the Philippines of 5G-ready Nokia AirScale radio access with
4.5G Pro, IP, Optical and carrier SDN technologies to transform Globe
Telecom's fixed and mobile networks
* Frame agreements to enable Globe Telecom to meet consumer and IoT demands
and expand services to new enterprise customers as it prepares for 5G
* Deal further consolidates Nokia's position as Globe Telecom's premier
provider of end-to-end technology solutions

24 October, 2016

Beijing
, China
- Nokia and
Globe Telecom, a leading telecom operator in the Philippines,
have signed
two
Memoranda of Confirmation frame agreements - one for wireless technologies and
the other for IP, Optical and SDN technologies - under which Nokia will
transform
Globe Telecom's current fixed and mobile networks into a more robust network
that will help Globe meet the country's burgeoning and future digital demands
.

Under the agreements, Globe Telecom will transition to a flexible cloud-based
network infrastructure, with Nokia's 5G-ready AirScale radio access and IP,
optical and carrier SDN technology solutions providing seamless connectivity
to consumers and enterprise customers as the operator prepares for IoT and
5G.The modernized Globe network will also allow it to support the Philippine
government's initiative to further expand the availability of broadband
services in the country.

The mobile network frame agreement between Nokia and Globe Telecom follows the
operator's recent access to new LTE spectrum. Nokia will deploy its 4.5G Pro
technology using the 5G-ready AirScale Base Station and Flexi Zone small
cells, managed byNetAct, in the Visayas and Mindanao regions, providing
broadband access to some areas in these regions for the first time. Globe
will also be enabled to useMobile Edge Computingand advanced carrier
aggregation techniques to deliver virtually unlimited scalability and
dramatic improvements in speeds and capacity that will deliver compelling new
services. The technology will also enable lower power consumption, reduced
operating costs, more network automation and enhanced network performance as
it transforms Globe Telecom's customer experience for a subscriber base
growing at 10 percent annually, as well as meeting increasing demand from IoT
devices.

In the second frame agreement, Nokia will deliver its integrated IP and
optical networking and carrier SDN technologies across the Philippines to
enhance the agility, quality, performance, coverage and capacity of Globe
Telecom's enterprise data services network. This will allow Globe to deliver
coverage to more regions including in the ARMM, such as Lanao del Sur,
Maguindanao, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi. Using Nokia's carrier SDN platform,
Globe will also be able to provide flexible data services such as
bandwidth-on-demand nationwide, and expand its offer to thousands of
enterprise customers, global service providers and local government agencies
as well as those serving the Information Technology-Business Process
Outsourcing (IT-BPO), hospitality, education, manufacturing, retail,
healthcare, logistics and finance industries.

The agreements were signed during the State Visit of the Philippine President
to China by Globe Telecom's Director Fernando Zobel de Ayala and President
and Chief Executive Officer Ernest L. Cu , and for Nokia by Chen Yuhua,
Executive Vice President of the joint management team in China. Philippine
President Rodrigo Duterte witnessed the signing.

About the technologies included in the frame agreements

* NokiaAirScale Base Station
* Nokia Flexi Zone Small Cells
* Nokia NetAct
* Nokia 7950 Extensible Routing System (XRS)
* Nokia 7750 Service Routers
* Nokia 1830 Photonic Service Switch
* IP/optical automation, optimization and assurance with Nokia's Carrier SDN
software, theNokia Network Services Platform
* Nokia will provide services including project management, design,
engineering and planning, installation, commissioning and testing and
integration services

Ernest L. Cu, president and CEO of Globe Telecom, said:
"As the Philippines' leading fixed and mobile service provider, we are devoted
to improving people's connected lives day-by-day. With Nokia's innovative
technologies, we are confident to lead the 5G and cloud network evolution."

Mike Wang, head of the joint management team in China at
Nokia, said
: "This is a significant agreement with a longstanding technology partner, and
strengthens Nokia's position as Globe Telecom's premier provider of
end-to-end technology solutions. We are committed to delivering technologies
that allow operators to transition smoothly to intelligent, future-proof
networks, offering seamless connectivity and changing how people communicate
and connect."

Did you know

Nokia has defined a path to 5G that allows leading operators to take advantage
of major increases in speed and capacity where and when they need it
using4.5G, 4.5G Pro and 4.9G technologies.

About
Nokia

Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things.
Powered by the innovation of Nokia Bell Labs and Nokia Technologies, the
company is at the forefront of creating and licensing the technologies that
are increasingly at the heart of our connected lives.

With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network,
Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers,
governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud
and the Internet of Things.http://nokia.com

Media Enquiries:

Ling Yi
Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell
Phone: +86 21 38436561
Email :yi.a.ling@alcatel-sbell.com.cn

Nokia
Communications
Phone: +358 10 448 4900
Email: press.services@nokia.com

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