Connectivity has tremendous potential for economic and social empowerment for any individual, and society. The development of technologies such as 5G and IoT is expected to help to realize smart innovations in cities and homes, access to digital health, information, education and economic opportunities, as well as greater public safety.
Through our end-to-end portfolio, our technology can connect the unconnected, connect people and things, and increase efficiency and productivity, thus creating shared value and driving greater economic growth. The widespread deployment of 5G networks will bring high capacity and low-latency (low delay) which will provide the foundation for the digital infrastructure of the future.
We are working with communication service providers and other stakeholders around the world to create the basis of this digital future with 5G.
Read more on the potential of 5G.
Read more on Radio Access.
Leveraging the ultra-low latency, high-bandwidth capabilities of 5G to support time-critical applications and enhance production and efficiency in a manufacturing environment
Nokia, Finnish operator Telia and Intel have successfully conducted an industrial trial leveraging the ultra-low latency, high-bandwidth capabilities of 5G to support time-critical applications and enhance production and efficiency in a manufacturing environment.
5G allows operators and businesses to connect assets and take advantage of new flexibilities and capabilities such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and widespread automation to efficiently transform operations.
The trial, which took place at the end of March, represents one of the first real-world applications of 'Industry 4.0', the industrial trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. Nokia and Telia worked with Intel and Finnish software startup Finwe at the Nokia base station Conscious Factory in Oulu using a trial 5G radio access network operating in the 28 GHz frequency band.
An enhanced voice and mobile broadband experience coming to subscribers in Lebanon
Alfa, Lebanon's first mobile operator managed by Orascom Telecom, Media and Technology, will partner with Nokia on deploying a 3G and LTE-Advanced Pro network using Nokia AirScale equipment which shall provide an enhanced voice and mobile broadband experience to Alfa's subscribers in Lebanon. This is the first deployment of Nokia's 5G-ready AirScale base station in Lebanon.
In addition, the two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Mobile World Congress (MWC) to further evolve Alfa's network by applying the Nokia AirScale system across 3G, 4G and 5G radio technologies, including CAT16 use cases. The MoU also aims to leverage Internet of Things (IoT), small cells and automation solutions, as well as Nokia's latest network optimization services, innovations and analytical tools to pave the way for next-generation mobile broadband services which Alfa will pioneer in Lebanon.
Planning for commercial 5G service by 2020 in Japan with NTT DoCoMo
Nokia has signed an agreement with NTT DOCOMO, Japan's largest mobile operator, to supply 5G baseband products for aiming to deploy in a 5G mobile network planned to be in commercial service by 2020.
Nokia will support NTT DOCOMO's commercial 5G operation in Japan by further enhancing existing baseband units and integrating its 5G New Radio (5G NR)-based AirScale hardware in the network, which will provide NTT DOCOMO's mobile customers with a unique experience fueled by 5G's extreme high speed, superior capacity and ultra-low latency. With NTT DOCOMO looking to get its 5G commercial service by 2020, Nokia's solution will provide a natural evolution to existing 4G/LTE deployments and also successful integration into the existing operational environment.
MoU with Vodacom in South Africa to trial 5G to drive digitalization for the benefit of businesses and individuals in South Africa
Nokia and Vodacom have signed an MoU under which the companies will trial Nokia 5G technology to accelerate the launch of the new technology and enable Vodacom to drive digitalization for the benefit of businesses and individuals in South Africa.
Nokia has a 5G portfolio that will allow operators to gain an early-to-market advantage in the delivery of ultra-fast mobile broadband services that leverage multi-Gigabit speeds and ultra-low latency. Working with Vodacom in a series of workshops and trials, Nokia will share its latest 5G innovations including massive MIMO Adaptive Antennas, AirScale Radio Access, AirGile Cloud-native Core, Multi-Access Edge Computing, and end-to-end Mobile Anyhaul transport networks to test how they can be used to meet ever-changing demand in the country.
Initially the companies will focus on the delivery of Ultra-HD and virtual reality video services, leveraging the enhanced mobile broadband and ultra-low latency capabilities of 5G. Vodacom and Nokia will also collaborate to understand how 5G can drive continued economic growth in vertical industries important to South Africa including manufacturing, mining, healthcare, media, energy and transportation.
Connecting INET's two datacenters in the capital city Bangkok to a site in Saraburi in Thailand
Nokia has provided its DCI solution for Internet Thailand Public Company Ltd. (INET), marking one of the first long-haul DCI solutions in the country. Nokia's Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology will connect INET's two datacenters in the capital city Bangkok to a site in Saraburi.
In keeping with the trend of Big Data, where major global customers are expanding their data hosting plans, INET has seen its datacenter business grow significantly over the past few years. The ICT solutions provider invested in multiple datacenter sites to support this growing demand, necessitating massive data connection requirements between sites to keep customer data secured and managed, with a better total cost of ownership (TCO).
Nokia has deployed its DCI solution in conjunction with reseller Teohong Silom Co. Ltd., helping INET introduce multiple types of datacenter interfaces and data rates to existing and new customers, thus assuring a highly reliable network. The solution is based on the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) and managed by the Network Services Platform. The 1830 PSS is a high-performance Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) platform that delivers the capacity, security and control required for long-haul data center networks.
Helping to get connectivity to everyone in Australia, with nbn
One of the first things you notice visiting Australia is how diverse the landscapes are and how far apart things are. Coming from a small European country where everyone lives close together, it’s impossible not to think of the ways Australia must approach the delivery of new essential services like ultra-broadband.
Of course, we all know about the famous landmarks and postcard attractions spread across thousands of kilometers of desert, forest and grassland. These remote areas with such small and dispersed populations are in themselves a unique case.
But when you get up close in the mainly coastal and metropolitan regions where most Australians live, it’s easy to find a whole range of unique conditions in just a single local area. It can be beautiful, but also a headache to deploy infrastructure.
Connect the unconnected
More than half of the world’s population remain unconnected to the online digital world, around four billion people. Connecting the unconnected will bring access to opportunity, education, and information as well as inclusion and awareness, to improve the lives of people. Connecting the unconnected still remains one of the biggest challenges for the digital world. It requires the concerted efforts of all stakeholders to ensure nobody is left behind in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Connectivity is the great enabler of our time. We have helped our customers connect the unconnected and rural communities in Cambodia, Bangladesh, China, Nepal, Thailand, Poland, Nigeria, Jordan, Indonesia, Rwanda, India, Brazil, Malaysia, and Vietnam, amongst others. Below are just a few examples.
We announced Smartpur project that aims to develop 500 digitally integrated and sustainable villages across India in line with government's vision of Digital India
Nokia announced Smartpur project that aims to develop 500 digitally integrated and sustainable villages across India in line with government's vision of Digital India. In phase 1 of the project, a pilot has been rolled out in Haryana and Tamil Nadu with Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) as the implementation partner to develop 10 such villages in each state. The pilot in Tain village in Mewat district in Haryana was inaugurated today by Ambassador of Finland, Ms. Nina Vaskunlahti.
According to the International Telecom Union ICT Facts and Figures, 20% of households in developed countries and as many as 66% of households in developing countries do not have internet access, leaving almost 4 billion people from developing countries offline.* Nearly a billion of these unconnected people live in India, and mostly in rural India. As a telecommunications technology leader, Nokia is committed to improving people's lives through connectivity. With the Smartpur project, Nokia aims to create a sustainable ecosystem where community members can leverage digital tools to bring efficiency in daily lives, transparency in governance, economic prosperity for households and ease of access to various government services and information. The project will work under the five key areas of development - health, education, livelihood, governance and finance - to build a holistic, digitally integrated village.
Seven African countries to modernize in preparation for the launch of 4G services, thanks to Orange Middle East & Africa
Nokia and Orange Middle East & Africa are rolling out a Nokia single radio access network and network management technology across seven African countries in a three-year modernization project to prepare for the launch of 4G services. To facilitate the deployment Nokia has set up a dedicated West and Central Africa Support Center for Orange.
In one of the largest LTE rollouts in Africa, Nokia will modernize around 11,000 radio sites in Egypt, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Senegal, Mali, Guinea-Bissau and Niger. Leveraging Nokia's Single RAN technology and modernization services, Orange will be able to support existing 2G and 3G subscribers while enhancing speeds and coverage as it launches 4G services.
With deployment underway, Orange has already lowered operational costs and launched new 4G services in Egypt, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Mali, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. The company is also enhancing 3G service with an average 85-percent increase in throughput, and is experiencing a 90-percent increase in traffic across the seven countries.
Spectra to meet customer demand for high-performance broadband services in Bangalore
Spectra has selected Nokia's IP/MPLS routing and GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) fiber solutions to build out its network to meet customer demand for high-performance broadband services. Spectra will be the first ISP in Bangalore to offer 1 Gbps services with unlimited bandwidth at a competitive price for both residential and enterprise customers.
Spectra is one of the fastest growing Indian ISPs and its aggressive broadband offer is changing the competitive landscape in Bangalore. Its customers, many of whom are demanding more bandwidth, are being offered a 'step jump' in bandwidth, service quality and reach, at very competitive price points This has significantly changed how broadband is consumed in the region, contributing to the Indian government's goal of making India one of the top ten countries worldwide for broadband. A testament to this is the fact that Spectra continues to lead the Netflix ISP SpeedIndex for India over other legacy providers.
WorldLink deploy Nepal’s largest fiber to the home (FTTH) network connecting more than 1 million homes by 2019
WorldLink, the largest operator in Nepal, and Nokia will deploy the country's largest fiber to the home (FTTH) network connecting more than 1 million homes by 2019. Nokia's fiber access solutions will provide the technology and network backbone needed to support bandwidth-hungry entertainment and enterprise services across the country.
WorldLink has 160,000 residential broadband subscribers and 5,000 enterprise broadband circuits, and is adding 12,000 residential subscribers to its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service every month, requiring the operator to meet surging demand for network capacity. Using Nokia's leading fiber platform, WorldLink will be able to evolve and scale its network in line with residential demands in a cost-efficient way.
Nokia's fiber solution will also significantly increase current broadband speeds in Nepal Once deployed, the new FTTH network will provide existing WorldLink subscribers with the option to upgrade their current bandwidth up to 100Mbps and experience ultra-broadband and HD IPTV services. Expanding beyond the metropolitan area of Kathmandu, the new fiber network will also enable WorldLink to more effectively address underserved areas across Nepal and further increase broadband penetration.
China Unicom to deploy in 31 provinces in China bringing new flexibility to busy cities and enhance performance in suburban and rural locations
Nokia and China Unicom are to offer Nokia Flexi Zone small cells and an AirScale low power radio head for deployment in 31 provinces in China. This will give China Unicom's subsidiaries new flexibility as they densify busy city 3G and 4G LTE networks and further enhance performance in suburban and rural locations.
Initial small cell deployments will allow China Unicom subsidiaries to extend coverage and capacity to meet growing subscriber mobile data demands. According to China Unicom's most recent operating report, the company has seen the number of 4G subscribers on its network increase during 2017 by approximately 55 million to reach a total of over 160 million.
By deploying the Nokia Flexi Zone portfolio, China Unicom will be able to densify the network where it isn't possible to add a macro base station because of space or cost constraints. Small cells can also be used to extend coverage and capacity inside offices and homes, as well as in high-traffic locations such as train stations and shopping malls.
Making ultra-broadband and triple-play services available to thousands of homes and businesses across Jordan as demand for e-services, e-commerce, e-health, and e-education services grows
Nokia and Orange Jordan are deploying a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network that will bring new ultra-broadband access and triple-play services to thousands of homes and businesses across Jordan besides Orange Jordan's existing ADSL (Asymmetric digital subscriber line) technology. Using a combination of Nokia's GPON (gigabit passive optical network) technology, fixed network professional services, as well as Nokia Applications and Analytics advanced network and device management software, Orange Jordan will be able to quickly deliver over 200 Mbps services needed to meet surging demand for high-speed residential and commercial services.
Today, broadband penetration in Jordan is predominantly wireless-based. Only five percent of the population accesses the internet via a fixed connection, a fraction of the six million total broadband subscribers, according to 2017 report concerning ICT in Jordan. However, as demand for e-services, e-commerce, e-health, and e-education services grows across the Kingdom, the Jordanian government is focused on enhancing its fixed access infrastructure to ensure higher speed internet access is more broadly available. As the first operator to launch a FTTH service in 2016, Orange Jordan is applying its global expertise to initiate and maintain digital transformation in the Kingdom. These ambitions are in line with the Orange Group's five-year corporate strategy, Essentials 2020, which focuses on connecting people to all that is essential to them.
Helping the government of Poland to design, build and operate advanced fiber optic networks to deliver broadband service to residences and schools in 12 under-served regions
Nokia and Infracapital, the infrastructure arm of M&G Investments, have won a tender from the government of Poland to design, build and operate advanced fiber optic networks to deliver broadband service to residences and schools in 12 under-served regions mostly in the northern and central parts of the country. The companies expect to sign an agreement for a 13th region in July.
These networks, based on Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) technology, will deliver speeds of 100 megabits per second (Mbps) to more than 400 000 homes and approximately 2 500 schools in the largely rural voivodships (or provinces) of Lodzkie, Swietokrzyskie, Kujawsko-Pomorskie and Warminsko-Mazurskie. Capital expenditure for the project is expected to be approximately 300 million.
The networks will be built and operated as wholesale open access networks, with services to be marketed and delivered by retail service providers. This transformational initiative has been driven by Poland's Ministry of Digitalization and subsidized in part by grants from the EU under its EU Digital Agenda 2020 program. This program targets the delivery of fast broadband services with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps to all EU citizens, and at least 100 Mbps to 50 percent of EU citizens, by 2020.
Connecting people and things
We are enabling the infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things to transform the human experience. We like to say Nokia creates the technology to connect the world. But for us, this is much more than a slogan. It is a mission statement, an expression of the intrinsic value that our work creates. It is our core belief that technology’s greatest social benefits stem from its power to make life better, to give people more time and freedom to connect with each other and the things they enjoy. Below are just some examples of how we are doing this.
Indonesia goes Nokia Cloud Packet Core to help meet rapid data growth in the Indonesian market
PT Hutchison 3 Indonesia (H3I) has chosen the Nokia Cloud Packet Core solution to help meet rapid data growth in the Indonesian market. Nokia's solution enables H3I to provide a highly scalable platform to profitably deliver enhanced mobile broadband and move towards future innovative services.
A leader in providing data services, especially to the all-important millennial market, H3I has chosen Nokia to evolve its mobile packet core to a cloud-based architecture. This move is part of H3I's digital transformation for superior customer experience and preparations to deliver future services. Part of Nokia's AirGile portfolio, the cloud-native design allows H3I to lower costs and substantially accelerate time-to-market for innovative new services.
Nokia's industry-leading and field-proven Cloud Packet Core solution includes its Cloud Mobility Manager and Cloud Mobile Gateway. Providing reliability, scalability, flexibility and performance, the Nokia Cloud Packet Core anchors multi-technology access across wireless licensed, shared, unlicensed spectrum and fixed network technologies, enabling H3I to support a greater variety of devices and deliver a broader range of services over multiple access technologies.
Enabling transformation to customer-centric operations and improving the experience for end users in Nigeria
Nokia has been selected to help MTN Nigeria drive its transformation from network- to customer-centric operations and improve the experience for its 52 million customers.
Nokia's Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions deliver automation and intelligence to help service providers operate more efficiently and seize new business opportunities, while ensuring subscribers receive the maximum benefit from their services.
MTN Nigeria is the first service provider in the region to deploy Nokia Cognitive Analytics for Customer Insight (formerly CEM on Demand) with Nokia Service Quality Manager (SQM) software. Powered by machine learning algorithms, Nokia Cognitive Analytics for Customer Insight software provides a complete view of customer satisfaction, revenue, and device and network performance. When combined with Nokia SQM, which provides a holistic picture of service behavior and performance, MTN Nigeria will be able to speed the identification of service issues, like poor voice call and data session quality, and prioritize improvements based on customer and business impact.
Driving IoT momentum in Singapore through new use cases and applications in connected living, connected vehicles and connected buildings
Nokia today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with StarHub to jointly drive IoT momentum in Singapore.
The two companies plan to develop new IoT use cases and applications in the areas of connected living, connected vehicles and connected buildings, with plans to offer commercial services to customers the first quarter of 2018. The alliance between Nokia and StarHub to enable easier and more rapid development of IoT services will help enterprises discover and capitalize on Smart Nation opportunities and capabilities to propel their business.
Nokia will support StarHub and its partners in the development of use cases such as for smart parking, environmental sensors and video analytics. Nokia will also help StarHub promote the benefits of IoT technology through various activities, including developer outreach programs and participation in IoT-related events. Nokia Bell Labs will provide added consultancy services to StarHub and its enterprise customers to accelerate Singapore's IoT market momentum.
Demonstrating 5G in China and its potential to transform emergency hospital patient care and drive new practices
Nokia and China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC) are to demonstrate how 5G enable support for new services such as telehealth, potentially transforming emergency hospital patient care and driving new practices.
5G will enable the use of discrete network "slicing" techniques, allowing operators to serve multiple end users with a variety of services meeting different demands for latency, speed and capacity over a common 5G network infrastructure. In a demonstration at China Mobile's booth at Mobile World Congress Shanghai this week, Nokia and China Mobile will show how 5G network slicing will support the high-reliability needs of critical applications such as telehealth.
The demonstration will use technology based on the Nokia 5G FIRST solution, including the Next Generation Core to replicate communications between ambulance and hospital staff as an emergency patient is being transported. 5G network slicing can enable the rapid and reliable transmission of high-bandwidth images, such as patient X-rays and video, in real-time, to the hospital. This will save vital time, allowing doctors to begin diagnosis of a patient's condition and make initial preparations while the patient is still in transit.
Working together to developing 5G and define a clear path toward building the next-generation ultra-broadband networks in Saudi Arabia
Nokia and Zain KSA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on developing 5G and define a clear path toward building the next-generation ultra-broadband networks in Saudi Arabia. The companies will combine their expertise to develop use cases, requirements and deployment scenarios for 5G technologies. The MoU was signed at Mobile World Congress 2017 by Peter Kaliaropoulos, Chief Executive Officer of Zain Saudi Arabia and Ashish Chowdhary, Chief Customer Operations Officer of Nokia.
The ultra-low latency and high reliability of 5G technology will enable connectivity for billions of devices in IoT. IoT use cases including connected mobility, industrial networking, smart factories and offices, remote healthcare, virtual reality and Ultra High Definition video services will help many sectors grow exponentially. While Nokia and Zain Saudi Arabia already started working together to transform Jeddah into a smart city, further collaboration through the new agreement will take that to the next level towards smart, safe and sustainable cities across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.