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Innovations for your next generation network and services

Nokia has an industry-leading portfolio of cellular Standard Essential Patents (SEPs), comprising of over 6,000 patent families declared as essential to 5G with more to follow.

Some of our patented innovations are so fundamental that they cut across multiple generations of communications – from 2G to 5G – and define the way we all communicate today.

We continue to invest heavily in research and development together with Nokia Bell Labs.

Discover our 5G technology patent portfolio

Nokia and Nokia Bell Labs have contributed key technologies to enable 5G, including those shown below.

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LTE-NR Dual Connectivity

This is the core technology of non-standalone (NSA) 5G. It accelerates 5G roll-out and provides resilient connectivity as users roam between overlapping coverage areas.

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5G radio stack design

This allows the maximum reuse of 4G silicon, low implementation complexity, and minimal draw on handset battery lifetimes.

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LDPC channel coding

Our inventions in low density parity check (LDPC) coding enable power-efficient multi-gigabit per second transport with low complexity implementations.

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Power saving

Patented inventions by Nokia enhance battery life in the 5G network. These inventions include DRX (Discontinuous Reception) to better align sleep/wake cycles with diverse use cases.

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Enhanced Voice Service (EVS)

This new audio codec enhances the audio quality compared to earlier AMR-wideband technology, offering up to 20kHz audio bandwidth. It has high robustness to delay, jitter, and packet loss.

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Massive MIMO beam management

Nokia Bell Labs innovations for a flexible sector-less approach yield optimal capacity and maximum mobility, for a wide variety of deployment scenarios.

Nokia innovation is powering 5G today

Nokia is leading the way in enabling 5G services, with extensive commercial 5G engagements and many 5G networks already live using Nokia technologies. As 5G matures, our 5G technology patent portfolio will enable a wide range of use cases, including immersive experiences connected vehicles and cloud robotics.

Build on our 5G patents

Our 5G technology patent portfolio is available for licensing, according to our licensing terms. Please contact us to find out more and discuss licensing Nokia 5G patents for your devices.