PLDT wireless arm, Smart Communications(Smart) and Nokia have signed an MoU to pilot the deployment of 5G wireless broadband technologies and services in schools.
PLDT, Smart and Nokia will collaborate in identifying innovative real world and enterprise-led 5G standalone (5G SA) solutions, such as artificial intelligence, drones, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications, for use in schools, colleges and universities. This will be done through the combined capabilities of the PLDT-Smart 5G Technolab in Makati and the Nokia Technology Center in Quezon City.
5G SA relies solely on 5G for data transmission, and allows the full benefit of 5G capabilities to be tested and demonstrated. In contrast, 5G NSA (non-standalone) combines the use of 5G and existing 4G/LTE resources to transmit data.
The MoU also covers deploying 5G SA technologies and innovative products and services, such as 5G handsets and applications, for example.