In addition to announcing the end of 2G and 3G in 2026 and 2028, SFR is unveiling a partnership with Nokia to develop its 5G Stand Alone (SA) core network. The agreement will also cover the deployment of private 5G networks.
The cloud-native 5G core network will be deployed in 2023 and will enable new uses for businesses and consumers in the years to come, with advanced ultra-high-speed 5G services.
Nokia will also support SFR in the deployment of a 5G private mobile network, through the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) 5G end-to-end solution. This solution will allow customers wishing to work in a closed mobile environment (from radio access to the 5G core network), to benefit from a network independent of the SFR mobile network. With this architecture, which SFR’s 5G Showroom will soon be equipped with, the entire network will be autonomous and dedicated to the customer.
The operator with the red logo also announces a “Hybrid” private mobile network solution (Hybrid Private Network) for customers wishing to benefit from both an isolated architecture (high latency, speed or security requirements), and a virtual architecture for the needs of employees who would like national coverage.