02 Aug 2017

Nokia to expand development and deployment of 5G FIRST

Meeting growing customer interest in 5G, Nokia is broadening its focus into multiple areas of early 5G mobility use cases, including enhanced mobile broadband and ultra-reliable, ultra-low latency communications.

Nokia will push for accelerated 3GPP industry standardization while building on early customer experiences with its Nokia 5G FIRST end-to-end solution.

With clear interest for 5G mobility applications already emerging from operators, notably in markets like the U.S., China, Japan and South Korea, Nokia will implement early 5G specifications, enhancing 5G FIRST with the 3GPP 5G Phase I protocol. This 5G NR (New Radio) air interface standard, which is due at the beginning of 2018, is designed to support a wide variety of 5G devices and services.

Nokia will continue to evolve and expand 5G FIRST as an end-to-end solution, designed to drive broader market adoption of 5G, via both mobility and fixed applications, as well as testing multiple 5G use cases. The company is building on extensive field experience already gained with Nokia 5G FIRST, which has generated valuable insights into areas such as:

  • Use of radio propagation in higher frequencies

  • Massive MIMO and beamforming

  • Integration with existing networks versus standalone implementations

  • The use of small cells in 5G deployments

  • The importance of cloud native core and cloud RAN technologies

These and many other of the key elements of 3GPP-based 5G implementation will enable Nokia to extend the scope of interoperability testing with a variety of devices. Nokia will also continue its application of technologies, such as chipset and radio frequency innovations, in its end-to-end 5G strategy.

Marc Rouanne, president of Mobile Networks at Nokia said: "There should be no doubt about the huge potential of 5G. Through 5G FIRST, Nokia is evolving its 5G strategy to drive the industry rapidly towards the adoption of standards-based commercial applications - as early as 2019. Doing so will require broad cross-industry support, and we call upon regulators and governments to free up and enable the use of spectrum at low-, mid- and high-frequency bands for trials. This will allow robust evaluation of 5G to take place, so that collectively, we can deliver one of the most important new technologies in history, one that will truly drive the Fourth Industrial Revolution."

Leveraging Nokia's end-to-end network capabilities, 5G FIRST also incorporates the multi-access Nokia Cloud Packet Core and the Nokia Shared Data Layer as part of a cloud-native core architecture to deliver the flexibility, massive scalability and performance operators need to rapidly and cost-effectively deliver 5G services. A comprehensive 'anyhaul' mobile transport offer from Nokia incorporates microwave, IP, optical and fixed access technologies to address the critical capacity, reliability and latency requirements of the 5G era.

Most popular news in Cellular telecoms

FCC moves to relax regulations on cell siting
Alfa and Nokia sign MoU for network evolution toward 5G
MACOM expands 5G optical connectivity portfolio
Enterprise Session Border Controller delivers unparalleled security
Qorvo & NI demonstrate 5G RF front-end module

All news in this channel | All news

Share this page

Want more like this? Register for our newsletter

Securing wireless data transport Bernd Hantsche | Rutronik
Securing wireless data transport
Wireless communication is part of the critical infrastructure of our lives, enabling services as diverse as TV and radio, smartphones, remote monitoring, garage-door openers and a rapidly expanding family of Internet of Things devices.
Online - Fundamentals of Modern RF and Wireless Communications Engineering
This on-line course enables you to quickly get up-to-speed & understand key concepts of modern radio frequency, RF & wireless communications systems

More training courses

Forthcoming Events

    . . . . More Events

Radio-Electronics.com is operated and owned by Adrio Communications Ltd and edited by Ian Poole. All information is © Adrio Communications Ltd and may not be copied except for individual personal use. This includes copying material in whatever form into website pages. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on Radio-Electronics.com, no liability is accepted for any consequences of using it. This site uses cookies. By using this site, these terms including the use of cookies are accepted. More explanation can be found in our Privacy Policy