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Decoding the technology driving innovation

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    When telecom fiber can sense

    Buried in the seabed and in trenches or laid in ducts under city streets and buildings, fiber optic cables not only enable the immense communication of people, devices, and computers but can also potentially act as senors.


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    UNICEF and Nokia boost healthcare access in Indonesia

    When COVID-19 hit Indonesia, using funding from Nokia, UNICEF was able to leverage existing internet and mobile connectivity to provide vital healthcare services to the needy.


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    Laying the tracks for digital railways

    Over the past decade, rail modernization has progressed at a rapid pace but despite that, to remain competitive, complete digitalization of the whole infrastructure is imperative.


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    Digitalization reshaping green energy

    Renewable energy is in the cusp of transformational changes and digital connectivity will play a key role in helping the industry step up to replace fossil-fuel based power generation.


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    Employing smart agriculture to feed 10 billion mouths

    As the global population continues to rise steadily, mankind has been confronted with a challenge of epic proportions. How to feed a projected 10 billion people on the planet in 2050?


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    Driving new revenue in stadiums with 5G

    Hosting a major international football match is no small task but following the deployment of a 4G LTE and 5G network, Bloomfield stadium in Tel Aviv was successfully able to meet the connectivity expectations of thousands of fans.


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    The time for airports to digitalize is now

    Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, passenger and cargo volumes are going to increase in the future and airports will have to step up and reinvigorate infrastructure and improve efficiency.


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    Securing industrial infrastructure in a digital world

    In their bid to gain efficiency and optimum production levels, industries have shown keenness to adopt the latest advancements in connectivity but what weighs on their minds is the aspect of security.


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    Autonomous systems: the next frontier in cutting-edge technology

    The world is on the cusp of unprecedented technological breakthroughs and among the new crop of intuitive machines are autonomous systems.


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    Can digital ID create a more equal world?

    At a time when personal identification is fast emerging as a prerequisite for social and economic empowerment, the shift towards digital ID, could prove to be a gamechanger.


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    Augmented reality HUD: The next step-up for smart vehicles

    The fusion of Augmented reality (AR) along with the latest innovation in head-up display (HUD) is set to revolutionize the motoring experience by setting new standards in safety and comfort.


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    Including the visually impaired in smart cities – a personal view

    Telecom analyst Chris Lewis explains why the connected city is a game-changer for him.


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    Nokia extends broadband to remote Native American tribes in the US

    At an age when high-speed internet is taken for granted, remote tribal nations in the United States have struggled with slow, unreliable connectivity for years.


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    25G PON gets closer

    AT&T and other leading communications companies have this week joined the group responsible for defining the specifications for 25 Gigabit Symmetric Passive Optical Network technology.


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    How to undertake a structured CSP to DSP transition

    The difficulties faced by communication service providers (CSPs) in recent times have been myriad. Nokia believes that the solution lies in CSPs reinventing themselves as digital service providers (DSPs).

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    Know, Now. Technology, business and societal trends impacting telecommunications in 2021

    Nokia has published six signals to watch in 2021 related to new forms of connectivity, new applications and platforms, and new ways of living.

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    Drones: Blazing a new flight path

    The 21st century has been witness to a number of disruptive technologies that not only had profound impact but paved the way for further innovation. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) figure high on that list.


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    Cybercrime in the wake of COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has not only triggered a global healthcare crisis, but it has also disrupted societies in unprecedented ways. A slew of lockdowns and restrictions on the freedom of movement have forced us to revisit the way we work and live.

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    Nokia aims for the Moon with LTE/4G

    Humanity’s relentless endeavor to push the boundaries of space exploration is well-documented. From manned missions to probes speeding their way to the farthest corners of the solar system and beyond, the thirst to discover the secrets of the Universe has never been so resolutely demonstrated as it is now.

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    Digital learning gains prominence amid COVID-19

    As COVID-19 disrupts societies and irrevocably changes certain aspects of daily life, the education sector has been particularly hard-hit by the fall-out of the pandemic.


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    Inspiring telco operators to thrive through and beyond the pandemic

    Nokia held its inaugural Real Talk 2020 event on Tuesday, 10 November. Hackers, futurists, technologists and other experts shared their views on what Communication Service Providers’ (CSPs) customers want and need to move through and beyond the pandemic.


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    Becoming an ecosystem player: Are you ready?

    Communications service providers (CSPs) keep being told that, to capture new revenues in the 5G era, they need to turn their networks into “digital ecosystems”: open platforms for collaborative value creation. But opening up requires letting go of some control over the end-to-end customer offering — and living with a bit of uncertainty about commercial outcomes.


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    IoT: unlocking the potential of precision farming

    Hailed as one of the most transformative chapters in the history of wireless communications, the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to unleash a wave of disruptive technologies.

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    Fiber Optic Networks explained

    Fiber optic networks are based on the use of glass strands that can transmit information with practically no limits on distance, or capacity.


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    What is IP Routing?

    IP routing is the application of routing methodologies and transporting the digital bits across an IP network.


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    What is MPLS?

    Multiprotocol Label Switching is a networking technology that directs data from one node to the next using labels rather than a network address.


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    5G-Advanced explained

    5G-Advanced is set to evolve 5G networks to their fullest capabilities and inject intelligence into the network like never before while placing energy-efficiency at its heart.


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    Update: Open RAN explained

    The introduction of Open RAN, is the final piece of the unbundling puzzle that enables mobile network operators to use equipment from multiple vendors and still ensure interoperability.

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    Making sense of the data deluge with edge computing

    Conventional computing architectures premised on a centralized data center are getting overwhelmed by the deluge of real-time data. The answer lies in edge computing which processes data almost at the source.


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    Explaining SaaS for communication service providers and enterprise

    While a mainstream concept in many industries, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is in its early days for communication service providers (CSPs) and enterprises but that is set to change.


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    6G explained

    With every generation of communications technology, the focus of the network changes. In the 6G era, the digital, physical and human world will seamlessly fuse to trigger extrasensory experiences. 


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    Network Slicing explained

    5G brings a quantum leap in speed and throughput of data to the network along with low latency and ultra reliability.

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    5G reduces emissions, explained

    Hear from the Grantham Institute, the World Economic Forum and GSMA how 5G will play a major role in cutting emissions [video].


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    Automation explained

    The world is at a key inflection point whereby intelligent technology is taking over the bulk of the tasks from humans. In such times, the need for networks to scale up is essential and automation can be an important facilitator in that journey.


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    5G and Private Wireless, the technology enabling Industry 4.0

    We all know 5G will bring lightning-fast mobile broadband. But the phone is the least exciting piece of the story. 5G will provide the connectivity for the fourth industrial revolution which will completely alter the way we live, work and play. 5G will also make it a sustainable revolution.

  • Explaining the rapid uptake of 5G and its real potential

    Explaining the rapid uptake of 5G and its real potential

    5G is rolling out faster than any previous generation of mobile networks and nearly 3 x faster than 4G

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    Spectrum explained

    In January 2021 telco operators committed USD 80.9 billion for the C-Band auction in the U.S. But what is ‘C-Band’, and where does it fit into the wider topic of 5G spectrum auctions?

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    Private Wireless Explained

    The third industrial revolution (IR) transformed services businesses. The fourth IR will do the same for asset-heavy industries, with private wireless providing the connectivity to power digitalization and automation which increases business efficiency, safety and agility, and shrinks environmental footprint.


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    Private Wireless, 5G and the introduction of Supply Chain 4.0

    Five mega trends are impacting the logistics industry. First, there has been major consolidation over the last decade driven by cost pressures, customer expectation for reduced deliver times and improved quality of service.

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    Update: Open RAN explained

    The introduction of Open RAN, is the final piece of the unbundling puzzle that enables mobile network operators to use equipment from multiple vendors and still ensure interoperability.

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