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5G Press Releases

15 Oct 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced its market-leading Smart Node portfolio of All-in-One base stations for 5G indoor use will be powered by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.’s unique chipsets. The product, which leverages the industry-leading Qualcomm 5G RAN platform for small cells, is designed to deliver ubiquitous indoor 5G coverage for residential and enterprise networks. The new 5G Smart Node complements Nokia’s portfolio of 5G Small Cells such as the AirScale Micro Remote Radio Head and AirScale Indoor Radio, which are commercially deployed by many operator networks globally to boost 5G capacity and coverage. It is expected to be available from Q1 2021. Read more


Nokia and Nextlink Internet bring 5G-ready wireless internet to rural Americans

14 Oct 2020

Dallas, Texas and Hudson Oaks, Texas – Nokia and Nextlink Internet today announced they are building and upgrading networks with Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum and Nokia’s Airscale 4G LTE RAN. Nextlink’s CBRS networks will deliver high-bandwith internet to subscribers in the Central U.S. who previously have had limited or no access to broadband services. Read more


Nokia and Spark New Zealand bring 5G to Auckland

14 Oct 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia and New Zealand operator Spark have launched 5G services in the Auckland Viaduct area to bring high-speed wireless connectivity to a major international sailing event.

The 5G network will leverage Nokia’s AirScale radio portfolio to deliver ultra-fast data speeds with low-latency. The upgraded network allows Spark’s customers to experience new interactive applications while making existing ones more efficient, even under the significant traffic demands of a major sporting event. Read more


Nokia wins Chunghwa Telecom 5G small cells deal in Taiwan

13 Oct 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it will provide Taiwanese mobile operator, Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) with a range of products from its innovative small cells portfolio to support CHT’s initiative to deliver comprehensive 5G coverage. CHT is the first operator in Taiwan to deploy a 5G non-standalone (NSA) small cells solution enabling instant 5G coverage in specific areas such as business as well as tourist districts. Nokia has already commenced deployment and has installed 140 5G small cells to date. Read more


Nokia: 5G set to add $8trn to global GDP by 2030

12 Oct 2020

Espoo, Finland – 5G-enabled industries have the potential to deliver $8trn* in value to the global economy by 2030 according to new research from Nokia and Nokia Bell Labs. The 5G Business Readiness Report surveys** 5G adoption among businesses around the world, providing a cross-sector view of the path to full 5G deployment.

This landmark report from Nokia underlines the potential for 5G to drive sustainable economic growth and define the next decade of innovation. The COVID-19 pandemic is forecast to further increase the value creation potential of 5G in the medium and long-term by accelerating digitization, particularly among the least digitally advanced industries. Read more


Nokia SDM software selected by Telefónica UK to support existing networks, 5G services

09 Oct 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that its cloud-native Subscriber Data Management (SDM) software has been chosen by Telefónica UK to enhance the security and reliability of the operator’s networks, and to drive 5G services innovation.

As the heart of Telefónica UK’s converged mobile core, Nokia’s SDM will securely oversee pivotal functionality for all Telefónica UK networks and services, including 5G. By controlling network data in a centralized hub and utilizing containerized micro services that have only what is required by an application to efficiently and autonomously manage all subscriber data and services, SDM increases both reliability and operational efficiencies. Read more


Nokia launches world’s first self-optimizing mesh Wi-Fi 6 solution for CSPs

09 Oct 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia has today launched a new portfolio of Wi-Fi 6 solutions with higher throughput, lower latency and better performance that gives customers flawless Wi-Fi connectivity in every corner of the home. Nokia Wi-Fi 6 solutions offer a unique combination of local intelligence in the home network and cloud-based intelligence across Wi-Fi access points to ensure optimal performance for every customer. Read more


Nokia publishes call to action to deliver an ethical and sustainable 5G future

08 Oct 2020

Espoo, Finland –  Nokia has outlined a vision of a 5G-enabled world that delivers economic prosperity, opportunity for all people and a healthier planet. The company has outlined its commitments but calls on individuals, business and government to work together to achieve the vision.

Flash forward: Life in 2030. How 5G will transform our lives over the next decade” reveals that global decisions on the implementation of 5G and how it powers the 4th Industrial Revolution are too vast for any single company, industry or government to make or enact alone. It says what we do today will determine whether the 5G future fulfills its promise and calls civil society, academia, industry, government, multilateral organizations, politicians to act and Read more


Equinix adds Nokia IP to its global interconnect network to support customers moving to 5G

07 Oct 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that Equinix will deploy a new Nokia IP/MPLS network infrastructure to support its global interconnection services. As one of the largest data center and colocation providers, Equinix currently runs services on multiple networks from multiple vendors. With the new network, Equinix will be able to consolidate into one, efficient webscale infrastructure to provide FP4-powered connectivity to all data centers – laying the groundwork for customers to deploy 5G networks and services.

Equinix currently provides metro, national and international interconnectivity and cloud services to its customers to distribute content that delivers the best user experience. As 5G rollouts continue, a fundamental shift in network design is critical to support 5G service capabilities such as ultra-low latency, high capacity and the power to connect multiple devices and systems into one, seamless and automated whole. Read more


Nokia and Finland’s Tampere University join forces to develop 5G chipsets

06 Oct 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it has joined forces with Tampere University to establish a ‘Center of Excellence’ to enhance the development of System-on-Chip (SoC) custom processors for its ReefShark chipset portfolio.

The partnership, which will be based at the University campus, aims to accelerate the introduction of the technology into Nokia’s ReefShark chipset portfolio. It will also enhance Nokia’s silicon capabilities and development of proprietary SoCs. The Center of Excellence is expected to open in November this year. Read more


Nokia reaches 100 5G deals and 160 commercial 5G engagements

02 Oct 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it has signed 17 new 5G commercial deals since Q2 earnings announcement. With these wins, the company now has 100 commercial 5G deals with individual customers and a total of 160 commercial 5G engagements, including paid trials.

Nokia is present in all 5G early adopter markets, with deals with the top four US CSPs and the top three in both Japan and Korea. Just this week, Nokia signed a new 5G deal with BT in the UK and a renewed 5G deal with Elisa in Finland. Read more


Nokia offers world’s first automated 4G/5G network slicing within RAN, transport and core domains

01 Oct 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced it is the first vendor to offer extreme automation of 4G and 5G network slicing across all network domains, including RAN, transport and core. The company introduces new network management, controller and orchestration capabilities to its solution, enabling mobile operators for the first time to rapidly deliver and assure network slicing services within minutes instead of hours or days. Read more


Nokia selected as nationwide supplier of 5G RAN by Elisa Finland

30 Sep 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it has been selected by leading Finnish mobile operator Elisa as the nationwide supplier of 5G RAN. Nokia, which will provide its AirScale 5G RAN portfolio, will deliver enhanced ultra-fast, low-latency mobile broadband services to both consumer and enterprise customers. The deal continues Nokia’s long-standing partnership with Elisa into the 5G era and will focus on Elisa’s efforts to digitize Finland and make it a leading global 5G market. Deployment is expected to begin immediately. Read more


Nokia signs 5G deal to become BT’s largest infrastructure partner

29 Sep 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it has extended its long-term strategic relationship with BT into the 5G arena, following its selection as a 5G RAN vendor for the UK operator. As part of the deal, which will make Nokia BT’s largest equipment provider, Nokia will provide equipment and services at BT radio sites across the UK, helping to evolve BT’s radio access network to 5G and supporting its goal of maintaining the UK’s best network. Read more


Nokia digitalizes 100 percent of global 5G network deployments

16 Sep 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced it has digitalized 100 percent of its 5G network deployments around the world, bringing high-quality, agility and transparency to customers globally. Through the use of digitalization, machine learning and automation, Nokia is simplifying the deployment of the network infrastructure, accelerating both time-to-market and return on the 5G investment (ROI) for operators. Read more


Nokia introduces upgraded cognitive Self-Organizing Networks software to drive zero-touch operations for 5G

15 Sep 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today has launched its upgraded cognitive Self-Organizing Network software to provide communication service providers with the promise of zero-touch network automation for 5G and increased operational efficiencies. Read more


Nokia introduces upgraded cognitive Self-Organizing Networks software to drive zero-touch operations for 5G

15 Sep 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today has launched its upgraded cognitive Self-Organizing Network software to provide communication service providers with the promise of zero-touch network automation for 5G and increased operational efficiencies. Read more


DISH chooses Nokia cloud-native, 5G standalone Core software to build U.S. 5G network with scale, performance, and efficiency

14 Sep 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that DISH Network has chosen Nokia’s cloud-native, standalone Core software products to help it build the most advanced, disruptive, fully-automated, cloud-native 5G network in the U.S. with high-level scale, performance, and efficiency. Read more


Nokia to support Telefónica’s 5G deployment across Spain

10 Sep 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it is set to support Telefónica in its efforts to deploy 5G services to 75 percent of the Spanish population by the end of the year. The move will mean that Nokia will continue its long-standing partnership with Telefónica as the only vendor to supply 5G radio technology to all of its 5G operations across Europe. Read more


Nokia announces new advanced qualification in industry’s premier end-to-end 5G certification program

1 Sep 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it is launching the first in a series of professional level certifications to train and certify industry professionals on end-to-end 5G networks, from network access to application management. Read more


5G could deliver up to $3.3 trillion of economic and social value in Latin America by 2035

28 Aug 2020

  • Omdia and Nokia publish an in depth report “Why 5G in Latin America”
  • The report finds 5G is essential to Latin America, facilitating digital transformation, GDP growth and a $9 trillion revolution in productivity

Espoo, Finland – Omdia and Nokia’s “Why 5G in Latin America” report finds 5G will come to Latin America, sooner rather than later. The region lags its peers in productivity and economic growth, both of which will be enhanced by digital transformation. This, in turn, requires significantly enhanced broadband communications, and that leads to 5G which could add $3.3 trillion of value by 2035 and a $9 trillion improvement in productivity. Read more


Nokia and StarHub conduct first live 5G non-standalone network trial in Singapore

20 Aug 2020

  • Nokia and StarHub conduct first live 5G non-standalone network trial in Singapore
  • Higher data speeds will lead to enhanced digital experiences, including gaming, augmented reality and streaming services
  • StarHub expects 5G NSA network coverage to reach 70% by September 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia and Singapore-based operator StarHub are conducting South East Asia’s first live 5G non-standalone (NSA) network trial across Singapore, running until 16 February 2021. With StarHub as the first and early adopter of 5G services in Singapore, long-standing partners StarHub and Nokia have achieved another milestone. Read more


Sunrise deploys Nokia’s Converged Charging software to drive 5G Monetization

18 Aug 2020

  • Sunrise completed the initial live deployment of Nokia’s Converged Charging solution, enabling consumer and enterprise service innovation today and for future use cases
  • Sunrise is at the forefront of the industry to benefit from the cloud-native charging solution designed specifically to address the needs of 4G, 5G and IoT

Espoo, Finland – Sunrise Communications AG, the Swiss operator, has deployed Nokia’s cloud-native converged charging software in order to more rapidly package, price and promote a wide range of consumer and business services and to future enhance the user experience for the company’s 3.5 million customers. Read more


Nokia selected by Asia Pacific Telecom as sole 5G (NSA/SA) vendor

04 Aug 2020

  • Exclusive deal covers both 5G RAN and Core
  • State-of-the-art network software will ensure secure launch and monetization of 5G services
  • Asia Pacific Telecom to deploy 28 GHz mmWave network for ultra-fast broadband

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it has been selected by Taiwanese mobile operator Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) as the single vendor for 5G New Radio (NR) in a deal that also encompasses 5G core (non-standalone and standalone), security and monetization. APT will deploy high-band 28 GHz mmWave in Taiwan to deliver the ultra-fast mobile broadband speeds expected in the 5G era. Read more


Nokia to set up robotics lab at Indian Institute of Science for research on socially relevant use cases based on 5G and emerging technologies

04 Aug 2020

  • Nokia Center of Excellence for Networked Robotics to host an inter-disciplinary laboratory that will research technology solutions enabling socially relevant use cases across emergency management, agriculture and industrial automation
  • Lab will foster engagement between ecosystem partners and start-up community in developing end-to-end use cases
  • Nokia student fellowships to be granted to select students that participate in the development of innovative use cases

New Delhi, India – Nokia has announced a collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), the country’s leading institute and university for research and higher education in science and engineering, to establish the Nokia Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Networked Robotics. The CoE will promote inter-disciplinary research involving robotics, advanced communication technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to develop socially relevant use cases across areas like emergency management, agriculture and industrial automation. The centre will promote engagement and cooperation between academia, start-ups and industry ecosystem partners in research and development of use cases. This centre supports and aligns with the Government initiatives of ‘Start-up India’. Read more


Nokia completes its first 5G standalone call on live network with China Unicom

30 July 2020

  • First call achieved within 25 days of Nokia software deployment, surpassing the performance of other solutions in the market
  • Call underscores the interoperability of Nokia Software products, irrespective of hardware environment

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it has successfully completed its first 5G standalone (SA) call on a live network with China Unicom, and is expected to achieve full deployment of numerous software solutions with the operator several weeks ahead of schedule. Read more


Ooredoo Qatar’s 5G commercial services go live with Nokia cloud-native 5G core network

29 July 2020

  • Nokia cloud-native 5G core network allows Ooredoo Qatar to deliver a wide breadth of commercial 5G services to its retail and enterprise users
  • This milestone reaffirms Ooredoo Qatar’s commitment to transforming network assets to cloud-native technology

Espoo, Finland – Nokia has today announced that Ooredoo Qatar has launched a Nokia-powered cloud-native core network for commercial 5G services, allowing the operator to provide superior mobile broadband services to its roughly two million subscribers in Qatar. Read more


Nokia and U.S. Cellular team up for 5G mmWave to modernize 5G capabilities for enhanced customer experiences

27 July 2020

  • Nokia will deploy its AirScale mmWave radio products with Cloud RAN capabilities to support U.S. Cellular’s customers with 5G and IoT services and to support new business models such as fixed wireless access
  • U.S. Cellular’s enhanced 5G network will meet the growing demand for capacity and speed today and in the future as 5G use cases evolve

Chicago and Dallas – Nokia and U.S. Cellular today announced an agreement to add 5G mmWave capabilities in the 24 GHz and 28 GHz spectrum bands. U.S. Cellular will deploy Nokia’s award-winning AirScale portfolio, with Cloud RAN capabilities, to provide enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) 5G mmWave. Read more


Nokia 5G standalone private wireless network selected by Sandvik to advance digital transformation in mining

21 July 2020

Nokia 5G standalone private wireless network selected by Sandvik to advance digital transformation in mining

  • Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology to deploy Nokia 5G SA private network at its Tampere-based test mine 
  • Deployment enables new voice and video communications capability, mining automation with integrated 4K video 
  • Provides super-fast connectivity to showcase future of digitalized mining operations

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology will deploy a Nokia 5G SA industrial-grade private wireless network at its test mine in Tampere, Finland. Read more


Nokia announces first commercial 5G standalone (SA) private wireless networking solutions for enterprise customers

21 July 2020

Nokia announces first commercial 5G standalone (SA) private wireless networking solutions for enterprise customers

  • Builds on foundation of more than 180 private wireless network customers worldwide
  • Provides ‘direct to 5G’ entry point for high-spec industrial use case validation and ecosystem development
  • Sandvik to deploy 5G SA private network at its Tampere, Finland test mine
  • Nokia 4.9G/LTE private wireless portfolio enhancements available

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced global commercial availability of new 5G SA industrial-grade private wireless networking solutions, providing a roadmap to fulfilling the needs of the most demanding industrial and manufacturing use cases. Read more


Nokia deploys Self-Organizing Network software for Telstra to boost automation across its mobile network and support 5G

20 July 2020

Nokia deploys Self-Organizing Network software for Telstra to boost automation across its mobile network and support 5G

  • Nokia’s Self-Organizing Network (SON) software will boost automation of Telstra’s Australia-wide radio access networks (RAN), better supporting the evolution to 5G
  • The SON software will help Telstra to minimize complexities from multi-technology and multi-layered networks

Espoo, Finland – Nokia has deployed its EdenNet Self-Organizing Network (SON) software for Telstra to help the Australian operator centralize and automate network operations and to support its move to 5G. Read more


Nokia and Thailand's True Group prepare Eastern Economic Corridor for 5G

16 July 2020

Nokia and Thailand's True Group prepare Eastern Economic Corridor for 5G

  • Nokia will deploy an IP/MPLS solution for True that will enable network slicing in the region
  • The new IP/MPLS network is a pre-requisite for robust 5G rollouts  

Bangkok, Thailand – Nokia has won an IP/MPLS network deal with Thailand’s leading complete digital lifestyle enabler, True Group. Nokia’s solution, which will be deployed in the northeastern and eastern areas of the country where the important Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is located, will enable a robust 5G rollout with customized services requirements for throughput, latency and reliability. Read more


Nokia can instantly migrate 5 Million legacy 4G radio units to 5G

14 July 2020

Nokia can instantly migrate 5 Million legacy 4G radio units to 5G 

  • Software upgrade offers seamless transition for installed 4G/LTE radios to 5G/NR
  • Move avoids the need for tower climbs enabling immediate enablement of 5G/NR

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced the availability of a software based upgrade that will enable its 4G/LTE radios to be migrated seamlessly to 5G/NR. These features will have a high value to Nokia’s customers as they provide immediate support for approximately one million radios, reaching 3.1 million by the end of the year and over 5 million in 2021. By upgrading existing radio elements via software, Nokia is helping to streamline the process of refarming 4G/LTE spectrum into 5G/NR. The move will also support existing customers and the installed base by offering a seamless and cost-effective upgrade path to 5G/NR. Read more


Nokia accelerates availability of Open RAN technology to lead the open mobile future

7 July 2020

Nokia accelerates availability of Open RAN technology to lead the open mobile future

  • Nokia Open RAN (O-RAN) solutions will deliver world-class performance and security to the O-RAN ecosystem
  • Availability this year with full suite of O-RAN-defined interfaces expected in 2021.

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it is enhancing its industry leadership in open solutions by rapidly ramping up the adoption of Open RAN (O-RAN) interfaces in its AirScale portfolio. This enhancement to its radio access network (RAN) portfolio aims to enable an open ecosystem of innovation and a robust telecom supply chain, while ensuring world-class network performance and security. Read more


Nokia wins exclusive Taiwan Mobile 5G deal

29 June 2020

Nokia wins exclusive Taiwan Mobile 5G deal

  • Nokia selected as single vendor for 5G RAN, Core and IMS in three-year deal
  • Continues long-standing partnership into 5G era
  • Taiwan Mobile pursuing 5G strategy focused on digital transformation and sustainability

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it has been selected by Taiwan Mobile (TWM) as the sole supplier of its 5G network in a three-year framework deal worth approximately 400 million euros. The initial phase of the deal, which includes 5G RAN, 5G Core and 5G IMS, begins this month with the deployment of 5G non-standalone with the aim of migrating to 5G standalone within a three-year period. Nokia is a long-standing partner of TWM and will support the company in its efforts to execute its ‘Super 5G strategy’ which is focused on sustainability and digital transformation.  Read more


Nokia launches cloud-native Digital Operations Center software to drive 5G monetization

25 June 2020

Nokia launches cloud-native Digital Operations Center software to drive 5G monetization

  • Digital Operations Center is Nokia’s first automated, cross-domain, digital service and network slice management software product
  • Digital Operations Center enables a new slice-based innovation ecosystem and new revenue opportunities by offering Network as a Service capabilities to new industries, or verticals
  • Digital Operations Center is cloud-native, and built on Nokia’s Common Software Foundation to give scale, flexibility, and operational efficiencies

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today introduced its cloud-native Digital Operations Center software solution to give communication service providers (CSPs) new revenue-enhancing opportunities with an automated platform that manages 5G slice-based services securely and cost effectively throughout the entire lifecycle of services. Read more


Nokia selected by SDN Communications to prepare for 5G services by automating its IP and optical networks

23 June 2020

Nokia selected by SDN Communications to prepare for 5G services by automating its IP and optical networks

  • Nokia Network Services Platform to provide comprehensive multi-layer management and control of SDN Communications’ IP and optical network, enabling efficient operations, reduced costs and enhanced service performance and reliability

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – Nokia today announced that its Network Services Platform (NSP) has been selected by SDN Communications, a leading business-to-business broadband service provider in the South Dakota and southern Minnesota region, to provide dynamic control and management of SDN’s services throughout its IP and optical networks. Nokia’s solution will help drive efficient operations and enhanced service quality, using multi-layer coordination to enable SDN to quickly respond to fast-changing customer demands like the eventual rollout of 5G services. Read more


Nokia commercializes next-generation 5G Cloud RAN

23 June 2020

Nokia commercializes next-generation 5G Cloud RAN

  • Nokia’s 5G Airscale Cloud RAN solution helps operators to generate revenue from 5G services, enable flexible end-to-end network slicing and meet IoT technology and business requirements.
  • Announcement follows a series of successful customer trials, including end-to-end 5G data calls over sub-6GHz frequency bands, with fully cloudified base station.

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that its next-generation 5G AirScale Cloud RAN solution based on vRAN2.0 will be commercially available this year with general availability expected in 2021, following a series of successful trials. Nokia’s first-generation 5G AirScale Cloud RAN based on vRAN1.0, which has a virtualized Central Unit (vCU), has been in commercial operation on a mmWave network in the U.S. since early 2019. Read more


Nokia selected by TOYOTA Production Engineering for 5G private wireless network

23 June 2020

Nokia selected by TOYOTA Production Engineering for 5G private wireless network

  • Initiative to assess potential of private wireless in TOYOTA Production Engineering Corporation’s manufacturing sites
  • Private network to support IoT devices, equipment digitization and visualization

Espoo, Finland – Nokia, working with local systems integrator NS Solutions (NSSOL), has been selected by TOYOTA Production Engineering Corporation (TPEC) to deploy an industrial-grade private wireless network at its manufacturing design center in Fukuoka, Japan. Read more


Nokia and AT&T run successful trial of the RAN Intelligent Controller over commercial 5G

18 June 2020

Nokia and AT&T run successful trial of the RAN Intelligent Controller over commercial 5G

  • AT&T and Nokia are co-creating the Radio Access Network (RAN) Intelligent Controller (RIC) based on O-RAN architecture and publishing in open source
  • The limited live trial was performed over AT&T’s commercial 5G mmWave network in New York City
  • In the trial, the RIC ran at the network edge on an Akraino-based Open Cloud Platform

Espoo, Finland – Nokia and AT&T today announced a successful limited live trial of the RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) over AT&T’s commercial 5G mmWave network in New York City. Once fully implemented into the network, the RIC platform will enable increased network optimization capabilities through policy-guided, closed loop automation.  Read more


Nokia expands 5G ReefShark chipset portfolio with Broadcom collaboration

15 June 2020

Nokia expands 5G ReefShark chipset portfolio with Broadcom collaboration

  • Companies to focus on the development of silicon technology, expanding range of ReefShark chipsets

Espoo, Finland – Nokia and Broadcom today announced that they are collaborating on the development of advanced semiconductor technologies, including new custom system-on-chip (SoC) processors, which will be integrated into Nokia’s “5G Powered by ReefShark” portfolio.  Read more


Nokia and Elisa see sustainability leap in world-first 5G liquid cooling deployment

03 Jun 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that its liquid cooling 5G AirScale Base Station solution has helped Finnish mobile operator, Elisa, reduce the potential energy expenses of its base station by 30 percent and CO2 emissions by approximately 80 percent. This is the first time a commercial 5G liquid cooling solution has been deployed anywhere in the world and highlights Nokia’s strong commitment to sustainability and combatting climate change. Read more


Nokia and Vodafone Idea complete world’s largest Dynamic Spectrum Refarming deployment to improve network coverage and enhance connectivity

03 Jun 2020

New Delhi, India – Nokia and Vodafone Idea today announced the successful completion of the 1st phase of world's largest deployment of Dynamic Spectrum Refarming (DSR) in India. The companies also announced that they have deployed the country’s biggest massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (mMIMO) installation. Read more


Nokia launches new WaveFabric Elements optical portfolio for 400G ecosystem to meet surging demands from 5G and cloud

21 May 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced its WaveFabric Elements portfolio of photonic chips, devices and subsystems, including its fifth generation coherent digital signal processor family, the Photonic Service Engine V (PSE-V).
The explosion in video and mobile bandwidth demand over the past decade has been met through the continual advancement of optical and silicon technology. But as fundamental limits of transmission capacity and processing power are approached, network operators will need new ways to continue to scale their networks to meet the surging demands of 5G and cloud networking, while containing cost. Key to this transition is 400 Gigabit Ethernet (400G) technology. Read more


Nokia and KDDI conduct PoC on fully virtualized Cloud RAN to support 5G era

20 May 2020

Tokyo, Japan – Nokia today announced that it is working with Japanese mobile operator, KDDI, in a joint initiative aimed at delivering a fully cloudified RAN solution. The planned lab-based Proof of Concept (PoC) will use Nokia’s AirScale All-in-Cloud BTS solution and enable KDDI to research how flexible, virtualized radio network technology can support the diversifying network performance requirements in the 5G era. KDDI joins an expanding portfolio of global customers using Nokia’s Cloud RAN solutions. Read more


Nokia achieves world-record 5G speeds

19 May 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced it has achieved the world’s fastest 5G speeds in its Over-the-Air (OTA) network in Dallas, Texas. Utilizing 800 MHz of commercial millimeter wave 5G spectrum and Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) functionality, Nokia achieved 5G speeds of up to 4.7 Gbps in tests performed on base station equipment being deployed in major U.S. carriers' commercial networks. This solution will not only provide subscribers with unrivalled mobile broadband speeds, but also enable carriers to sell various latency-sensitive enterprise services, such as network slicing for mission-critical applications. Read more


Nokia selected by Taiwan Star Telecom as 5G network provider

18 May 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced details of a new 5G deal with Taiwan Star Telecom (TST). The deal will see Nokia supply TST with its end-to-end AirScale Radio Access network portfolio helping the operator to launch 5G non-standalone (NSA) networks that will lay the foundations for 5G standalone (SA) in the future. Nokia is the only supplier in this deal. Read more


Nokia and Vodafone Hutchison Australia unlock low-band 5G spectrum

04 May 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) today announced that they are complementing their 3.5Ghz 5G rollout, with the first deployment of low-band NR700Mhz spectrum in a field test environment in a 5G network in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Once live, the use of 700Mhz spectrum will enhance VHA’s 5G network coverage, improve the indoor coverage experience and deliver high-speed 5G connectivity to customers where it is being made available. Combined with its 5G spectrum in the 3.5Ghz band, VHA will be equipped to deliver a compelling combination of speed, capacity and coverage to its customers. Read more


Nokia expands 5G offering with new radio access AirScale solutions

09 April 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it has expanded its AirScale portfolio with a number of new product innovations designed to fulfill the evolving needs of 5G networks and help mobile operators realize the full potential of 5G. This includes the launch of a Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) software upgrade for existing Nokia AirScale base stations and the Nokia AirScale All-in-Cloud base station, boosting network efficiency. Read more


Nokia launches AVA 5G Cognitive Operations to help telcos enter the 5G era

31 March 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia has today announced the launch of a complete AI as a service offering: Nokia AVA 5G Cognitive Operations. The framework and its underlying AI-based solutions enable CSPs to transform their network, service and business operations through the application of AI, automation and cloud scalability. The solution will provide CSPs with insights to assist with slice creation and assurance to meet committed SLAs. Read more


Nokia delivers record 5G capacity gains via software upgrade

24 March 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it hit a milestone in the delivery of enhanced 5G capacity via a software upgrade on Nokia’s commercial AirScale solution. The lab test delivered approximately 3Gbps total downlink cell throughout and was performed using Sprint 5G with a software upgrade of E-UTRAN New Radio - Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) and Multi-User-Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) – the first time this has been achieved. When the service is made commercially available, it will allow operators to vastly increase their network capacity via a software update without having to invest in additional spectrum. Read more


Nokia announces over 3,000 5G patent declarations

24 March 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it has declared more than 3,000 patent families to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) as essential for the 5G standard, reflecting its continuing leadership and strong momentum in cellular technology R&D and standardization. Read more


Nokia and LG Uplus build fully automated IP transport network for 5G services

23 March 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia has announced that it is working with one of the biggest operators in the world to upgrade its IP transport for 5G services. Nokia will help Korean operator LG Uplus automate its IP transport and core networks, allowing the operator to launch 5G services faster while providing subscribers higher speed and unprecedented quality, reliability and security. Read more


Nokia introduces new Wi-Fi 6 mesh router and technology innovations to deliver ultimate gigabit experience in a 5G world

19 March 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced it is adding a new Wi-Fi 6 Beacon to its whole-home WiFi portfolio, helping operators to deliver a powerful user experience. Providing a high-capacity, high-performance in-home solution, the new Beacon 6 uses Wi-Fi 6 to deliver 40 percent faster speeds than previous Wi-Fi generations. Read more


Nokia secures 5G contract with Chunghwa Telecom

18 March 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it has been selected as 5G RAN vendor by Chunghwa Telecom.
As the leading mobile operator in Taiwan, Chunghwa Telecom is ready to address the 5G market with the best band combination for consumers as well as enterprise demand. Supporting Chunghwa Telecom’s ambitious plans, Nokia is responsible for 5G radio network deployment in the Central and Southern Region of Taiwan. Read more


Nokia expands WING with 5G IoT capabilities

17 March 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia has today announced that it is evolving its Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) managed service with 5G and edge capabilities. The upgrade facilitates operators in offering 5G IoT services without having to invest in global infrastructure. WING helps operators capture early IoT market share without having to make investments in infrastructure thanks to the pay-as-you-go business model that allows the scaling of 5G IoT services faster and cost-effectively. With Nokia WING innovations, operators can serve their enterprise customers providing 5G IoT services with ultra-low latency, high security and enhanced throughput. Read more


Nokia Bell Labs’ world records and innovations in fiber optics to enable faster and higher capacity 5G networks of the future

13 March 2020

Murray Hill, N.J. – Nokia Bell Labs today announced that its researchers have set the world record for the highest single carrier bit rate at 1.52 Terabits per second (Tbit/s) over 80 km of standard single mode fiber -- the equivalent of simultaneously streaming 1.5 million YouTube videos – which is four times the market’s current state-of-the-art of approximately 400 Gigabits per second. This world record, along with other optical networking innovations announced today, will further strengthen Nokia’s ability to develop networks for the 5G era that meet the ever-growing data, capacity and latency demands of industrial Internet of Things and consumer applications. Read more


Rakuten Mobile selects Nokia for optical transport for its first 5G cloud-native mobile network

10 March 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced Rakuten Mobile will deploy the Nokia 1830 Photonic Service Switch to power its reconfigurable photonic mesh mobile backhaul network. Rakuten Mobile, Japan’s newest mobile carrier, is set to launch the world’s first end-to-end fully virtualized cloud-native 5G mobile network. The deployment of Nokia’s cutting-edge coherent and optical component technologies will enable Rakuten Mobile to easily and flexibly grow its network bandwidth for the rapid rollout of 4G and 5G services. Read more


Nokia collaborates with Intel on silicon technology innovations for 5G New Radio and cloud infrastructure

5 March 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia announced today that it has collaborated with Intel on technology advancements for its 5G radio portfolio. The companies have worked closely on the new Intel Atom® P5900 processor that combines compute, connectivity and acceleration technologies. The jointly developed custom silicon solutions are included in Nokia’s AirScale radio access products being shipped worldwide as part of its 5G “Powered by ReefShark” portfolio. By adopting ReefShark widely in its AirScale portfolio, Nokia is significantly boosting performance and lowering the energy footprint of 5G network rollouts. In addition, Nokia will continue to adopt the latest general purpose Intel Xeon processor in its AirFrame cloud data center solution. Read more


Nokia and Marvell enter into partnership on silicon technology for 5G

4 March 2020

Espoo, Finland and Santa Clara, Calif. – Nokia and Marvell today announced that they are working together to develop leading 5G multi-RAT (Radio Access Technology) silicon innovations, including multiple generations of custom silicon and infrastructure processors to further expand the range of Nokia ReefShark chipsets available for 5G solutions. Read more


Nokia enhances fiber access portfolio to accelerate 5G

3 March 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced it is expanding its fiber access portfolio to include new solutions and innovations that will enable service providers to deliver a gigabit experience to everyone, sooner. The enhanced portfolio includes a new Lightspan MF access node designed for the 5G era, a new Beacon 6 in-home gateway that supports 5G mobile data offloading and several Nokia Bell Labs innovations that reduce latency to create a seamless 5G experience. By combining the strengths of FTTH and 5G, Nokia is helping operators accelerate 5G deployments and deploy gigabit services in the most cost-effective way. Read more


Nokia deploys 5G private wireless network for Lufthansa Technik virtual inspection trial

27 February 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia and Lufthansa Technik, the leading provider of technical aircraft services, have deployed a 5G industrial-grade private wireless network to accelerate a project that enables remote engine parts inspection for its civil aviation customers. Read more


Nokia launches end-to-end 4G and 5G New Radio slicing

26 February 2020 

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced the launch of new end-to-end slicing network functionality for 4G and 5G New Radio (NR) – the first vendor to offer this capability. The solution will support connectivity from 4G and 5G devices over the sliced network to applications running in private and public clouds and will be available this summer. Read more


Nokia to enable Rakuten Mobile’s implementation of a ‘zero touch’ operational environment for 4G and 5G services

25 February 2020 

Espoo, Finland – Nokia and Japan’s newest mobile network operator Rakuten Mobile are working together to enable the operator’s implementation of a fully automated operations environment for the 5G era. Nokia will operate Rakuten Mobile’s virtualized core network to manage total cost of ownership (TCO). The agreement will allow Rakuten Mobile to focus on developing its portfolio of disruptive services and expanding its service footprint, while developing operational maturity and automation capabilities. Read more


Nokia introduces cloud-native Assurance and Experience software to help CSPs move toward experience-driven and automated 5G network operations

24 February 2020 

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today introduced two new cloud-native software applications that help communication service provider (CSPs) operate their networks more efficiently and effectively, and drive new revenue opportunities. Read more


Ooredoo Qatar to use Nokia AI-powered customer engagement solution towards monetizing 5G and providing improved digital experiences to users

20 February 2020

Doha, Qatar – Nokia has today announced that Ooredoo Qatar will soon complete the deployment of Nokia's customer engagement solution to improve digital experiences by using analytics to better understand customer needs and to recommend and automatically trigger the next best action for a more relevant offer for the subscriber. Read more


Nokia completes 5G core standalone network trial with Japan’s KDDI

20 February 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia and KDDI Corporation, a leading telecoms company in Japan, have completed a 5G core standalone (SA) network trial, moving the operator closer to being able to provide 5G-enabled services. Read more


Nokia announces first-of-its-kind 5G certification program to train and certify industry professionals

17 February 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it is launching a certification program to help industry professionals realize the full business potential of end-to-end 5G networks. The Nokia Bell Labs End-to-End 5G Certification Program is a first-of-its-kind program that will offer professionals across the information and communications technology (ICT) industry two levels of certification – Associate and Professional – that deliver essential knowledge covering everything from the basics of 5G networks to professional level planning and design. Read more


Nokia partners with IIiad Group to roll out 5G in France and Italy

14 February 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it will extend its long-standing partnership with French mobile operator, IIiad Group, to roll out 5G networks across France and Italy. Read more


Nokia supporting SoftBank Corp. in completing the world-first 5G connected car test

11 February 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia provides end-to-end 5G portfolio to SoftBank Corp. to become first in the world to have successfully completed tests demonstrating that non-standalone 5G technology can be used to commercially operate connected cars. Read more


Nokia to prepare Orange Slovensko RAN for 5G

10 February 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia has been selected by Orange Slovensko, the leading operator in Slovakia, to prepare its Radio Access Network for 5G. Read more


Nokia launches cloud-native network operations software with extreme automation for 5G

3 February 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced the launch of the Nokia Network Operations Master to provide communication service providers (CSPs) with highly-automated and scalable software for managing their 5G networks. As 5G adds new layers of technical complexity, CSPs will require an intelligent management system to deal with the fast-increasing number of physical and virtual network events that will place heavy workloads on network operation centers. Read more


Nokia signs 5G deal with Orange France

31 January 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia has been selected by Orange France, one of the largest mobile operators in Europe, to evolve its mobile access network towards 5G. Building on its existing market share and long history with Orange, Nokia will provide Orange, for a broad part of France, with a range of products and services from its end-to-end 5G portfolio, including Single Radio Access Network (RAN) technology, advanced automation tools, a state-of-the-art network management solution and associated professional services. Read more


Nokia Highlights Momentum with 63 Commercial 5G Deals

9 January 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it had reached 63 commercial 5G contracts worldwide, positioning it as a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end 5G solutions. The figure includes customers such as AT&T, KDDI, Korea Telecom, LG Uplus, NTT DOCOMO, O2, SK Telecom, SoftBank, Sprint, STC, T-Mobile US, Verizon, Vodafone Italy and Zain Saudi from key 5G early adopter and progressive markets. Read more


Vodafone partners with Nokia to deliver 5G

30 December 2019

Vodafone Hutchison Australia customers will soon enjoy the benefits of 5G technology with the announcement today that Vodafone has partnered with Nokia to commence the roll out of its 5G network in the first half of 2020. Read more


SETAR and Nokia bring 5G to Aruba in end-to-end deal

19 December 2019

Espoo, Finland – SETAR, the leading communications provider in Aruba, has expanded its current partnership with Nokia with an agreement to provide a full end-to-end 5G network transformation. In a phased approach, the deal will see Nokia upgrading RAN access and modernizing elements of the core and data management systems. This is the first end-to-end 5G deal for Nokia in Latin America. Read more


Nokia wins Deutsche Bahn tender to deliver and test the world’s first 5G-based network for automated rail operation

12 December 2019

Espoo, Finland – Nokia has won a tender to test and deliver the world’s first standalone (SA) 5G system for automated rail operation in Hamburg, Germany. The project is part of Deutsche Bahn’s highly automated S-Bahn operation project. The proof-of-concept will test whether 5G technology is mature enough to be used as the connectivity layer for future, digitalized rail operations. The project constitutes an early and important step in the development of the Future Railway Mobile Communications System (FRMCS) standard, based on 5G, and sets the stage for the digital transformation of railway operations. Read more


Nokia builds strategic ecosystem partnership to bring 5G and IoT to enterprises in Japan

11 December 2019

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it is building out its strategic partnership ecosystem to bring local 5G/private wireless LTE to industrial and government customers in Japan. Spectrum designated for local 5G will be released in Japan at the end of 2019 for enterprise use. Taking advantage of this new spectrum and together with its industry leading partners, Nokia will help accelerate IoT for industries in Japan by uniquely offering an end-to-end industrial grade private wireless portfolio. Read more


Nokia and Telia Finland fire up new innovation hub offering blistering 5G speeds to spark creativity

05 December 2019

Espoo, Finland – Operators around the world can benefit from ultra-fast speeds that 5G is offering. With 50 commercial 5G deals across the world, Nokia is enabling the network and services of the future. The first adopters of 5G can offer their customers experiences and services that require ultra-fast speed and reliability. Read more


Nokia secures 50th 5G deal with Spark New Zealand

19 November 2019

Espoo, Finland – Nokia has been selected by New Zealand operator Spark for its roster of 5G suppliers. The deal, announced yesterday, will see Nokia’s 5G technology deployed across New Zealand as part of Spark’s 5G network, delivering faster speeds, enhanced response times and more bandwidth to Spark’s customers. Read more


Nokia secures 49th commercial contract by fully supporting DOCOMO PACIFIC to deliver first commercial 5G in the Marianas

19 November 2019

Espoo, Finland – Nokia, working in partnership with DOCOMO PACIFIC, is powering connectivity in Guam with the first commercial 5G service in the Marianas. This marks Nokia’s 49th 5G commercial contract. Read more


Nokia launches NetGuard Adaptive Security Operations for 5G era

31 October 2019

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced the launch of NetGuard Adaptive Security Operations to give communication service providers (CSPs) a highly automated end-to-end system to meet the demands of 5G network connectivity and to address the rising cybersecurity threat posed by internet-connected devices. Read more


Nokia and Orange Polska bring 5G to Lublin

25 October 2019

Espoo, Finland – Nokia and Orange have launched 5G testing in the city of Lublin, Poland, as part of the next stage of network trials in the country. Ten Nokia 5G base stations operate in the Ponikwoda, Tatary, Wieniawa and Śródmieście districts. Read more


Nokia: Nokia launches new packet-optical switches for 5G Cloud RAN

22 October 2019

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today introduced the 1830 Time-sensitive Packet Switch (TPS) family of time-sensitive networking (TSN) switches, which reduce the cost and complexity of Cloud RAN deployments by enabling packet-based transport for mobile fronthaul. The new family of switches transparently supports a mix of existing and new radio interface protocols, unifying mobile transport for 4G and 5G networks. Read more


Nokia and Telia launch 5G network in largest shopping center in the Nordics

17 October 2019

Espoo, Finland – Nokia has today announced that it will power Telia’s 5G network at the new Mall of Tripla shopping center in Helsinki, delivering next-generation connectivity for consumers, businesses and entrepreneurs. Read more


Nokia and Hutchison 3 complete first 5G end-to-end live network trial in Indonesia

14 October 2019

Espoo, Finland – Nokia and Hutchison 3 Indonesia (3ID) have completed the first 5G end-to-end live network trial in Indonesia. The trial, which was conducted on a Nokia network on millimeter wave frequencies, demonstrates the 3ID network’s ability to support end-to-end 5G deployment. Read more


Nokia enhances Fixed Wireless Access Portfolio with more options for 4G and 5G deployments

10 October 2019

Nokia today introduced several new additions to its Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) portfolio that bring greater flexibility to FWA deployments. Nokia’s new  FastMile 5G Gateway supports additional 5G bands to increase regional coverage, introduces new features that simplify self-install and integrates Wi-Fi 6 to ensure 5G speeds and low latency are carried to every corner of the home. For those operators looking to maximize their 4G investments, Nokia’s new FastMile 4G gateways and receivers deliver many of the same innovative features. Read more


Nokia and Telia bring 5G Fixed Wireless Access to Finland

9 October 2019

Nokia today announced it is teaming up with Telia Company, a leading telephone and mobile network operator in the Nordics and  Baltics, to bring its 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) solution to customers across Finland. Nokia’s FastMile 5G gateway allows Telia to unlock the full potential of its 5G mobile network and quickly extend new ultra-broadband services to residential households countrywide. Read more


Nokia announces over 2,000 5G patent declarations

9 October 2019

Nokia today announced that it has declared more than 2,000 patent families to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) as essential for the 5G standard, reflecting its continuing leadership in cellular technology R&D and standardization. 
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Nokia secures KDDI 5G deal

Sep 30 2019

KDDI Corporation, a leading telecoms company in Japan, has selected Nokia as a primary partner to upgrade its 4G network to 5G with Nokia’s industry-leading radio access solution AirScale, which supports both 4G and 5G operations. This will allow KDDI to modernize its 4G network and meet the growing consumer and industrial demands for 5G. Read more


Nokia showcases its end-to-end 5G leadership with new Future X Lab in Finland

Sep 24 2019

Nokia today opened a 5G Future X Lab at its global headquarters in Espoo, Finland, enabling customers to experience Nokia’s full end-to-end portfolio of 5G equipment, software and services. The Lab will enable communications service providers, enterprises and infrastructure providers to learn and understand the techno-economic power of a 5G end-to-end network to better serve their customers and unleash new value. Read more


Viettel and Nokia broadcast 5G in Ho Chi Minh City

Sep 20 2019

Viettel and Nokia have broadcasted the first end-to-end 5G network in Ho Chi Minh City. The launch positions Vietnam head to head with other countries in the region looking for an early commercial 5G rollout. Being first to 5G will allow Viettel and Nokia to play a crucial role in enabling Industry 4.0 applications that will boost Vietnam's economy. Read more


Nokia, NTT DOCOMO and OMRON bring 5G to the factory floor in Industry 4.0 trial

Aug 8 2019

Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, INC. and OMRON Corporation have agreed to conduct joint field trials using 5G at their plants and other production sites. As part of the trial, Nokia will provide the enabling 5G technology and OMRON the factory automation equipment while NTT DOCOMO will run the 5G trial. Read more


Zain Saudi and Nokia use 5G network to support remote viewing of Hajj events via live, advanced Virtual Reality

Aug 8 2019

Zain Saudi Arabia and Nokia successfully demonstrated a 5G-enabled VR (Virtual Reality) advanced use case in Mashaer area and the Holy Mosque area in Makkah. This technology allows visitors to experience Hajj* remotely as if they are present on site. Read more


Nokia wins 5G network deal with Vodafone New Zealand

Aug 8 2019

Nokia is set to bring 5G to New Zealand, following the announcement of the first commercial 5G network available to New Zealanders by Vodafone New Zealand. Read more


China Unicom deploys Nokia optical fronthaul to support 5G deployment in 2019

Jul 10 2019

Nokia today announced that China Unicom has chosen the Nokia optical fronthaul solution to power its 4G and 5G networks in Beijing, supporting the operator’s ambitious commitment to deliver 5G in the 2019 timeframe. Part of the Nokia end-to-end 5G portfolio, the solution will accelerate the deployment of 4G and 5G base stations and reduce operational costs. Read more


Taiwan Star Telecom expands LTE services and prepares for 5G migration with Nokia end-to-end portfolio

Jul 5 2019

Nokia today announced that TST (Taiwan Star Telecom) has chosen the Nokia end-to-end (E2E) solution to expand the coverage and capacity of its LTE network to support subscriber growth. The new solution will also enable TST to offer narrowband Internet of Things (IoT) services, as well as prepare TST to migrate to 5G services in the future. The expansion will enhance network quality and improve the user experience. Read more


Nokia's digitalization of its 5G Oulu factory recognized by the World Economic Forum as an "Advanced 4th Industrial Revolution Lighthouse"

Jul 3 2019

Nokia's 5G "factory of the future" in Oulu, Finland was selected by McKinsey and the World Economic Forum as an Advanced 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) Lighthouse, reflecting leadership and proven success in adopting and implementing 4IR technologies at scale. Leveraging Nokia technologies to digitalize its own pre-production facility demonstrates Nokia's ability to digitally transform and modernize its customers' manufacturing facilities for Industry 4.0. Read more


Nokia and SAC Wireless answer call for trained 5G cell tower crews with military veterans program as 5G deployment ramps up in the U.S.

Jul 1 2019

As mobile operators in the U.S. begin to deploy 5G technology, there is a rapidly growing need for skilled, fully trained cell tower crews. While Nokia is working with operators to put the network infrastructure in place, its subsidiary, SAC Wireless, is laying the groundwork by recruiting and training military veterans for tower climber jobs. Read more


Zain brings 5G to Saudi Arabia with Nokia

Jun 27 2019

Zain Saudi Arabia (Zain KSA), one of the world's first 5G network operators, is bringing unprecedented change to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the roll out of its 5G network using Nokia's end-to-end portfolio. Under a three-year deal, thousands of 5G sites are being deployed bringing faster speeds and higher quality across its networks to support a renaissance in services for both the industrial sector and consumers. Read more


China Mobile first to deploy Nokia’s new Massive MIMO solution, accelerating the transition to 5G services

Jun 26 2019

Nokia has announced that China Mobile (CMCC) will adopt its new AirScale mMIMO Adaptive Antenna (MAA), created specifically for the massive bandwidth and coverage requirements of the Chinese market as it transitions to 5G. Building on CMCC’s leadership in the 2.6 GHz 5G ecosystem, the Nokia MAA ensures that, as one of the world’s biggest operators, CMCC can more efficiently allocate network resources between 4G and 5G users and address the demand for high-bandwidth 5G use cases. Read more


NOKIA BELL LABS AND AMBER RESEARCHERS FORMULATE NEW BATTERY DESIGN FOR THE 5G WORLD

Jun 20 2019

Researchers at Nokia Bell Labs and AMBER, the SFI Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research  hosted at Trinity College Dublin, today announced they have created a new, innovative formula for battery composition that makes batteries more powerful by packing 2.5 times the battery life than anything currently on the market. As the world transitions to 5G, ushering in a new era of consumer and industrial Internet of Things (everything from wearable technologies, pervasive sensors, to industrial robots), this new, game-changing battery design has the potential to help power the connected world of the future. Read more


Nokia extends commitment to network security for the 5G world

Jun 10 2019

Nokia today announces a significant extension of its long-held commitment to the highest standards in network security, unveiling an enhanced security program and establishing an advanced security testing and verification laboratory: both designed to address the critical security needs of 5G end-to-end (E2E) networks. Read more


Nokia confirms 42 commercial 5G deals across the globe

Jun 3 2019

Nokia today confirms its position with 42 commercial 5G deals (more than any other vendor has announced) in place with operators around the world, 22 with named customers such as T-Mobile, Telia Company and Softbank. Including these agreements, Nokia's 5G deals, trials and demos total over 100 5G customer engagements to date. Read more


Nokia and TIM break European record for long-distance data transmission over high-speed network - laying groundwork for 5G

May 30 2019

TIM (Telecom Italia), in collaboration with Nokia, has achieved a wavelength speed of 550 Gigabits per second (Gb/s), a new European record for data transmission over a long-distance backbone network. The trial covered more than 350 kilometres on TIM's operational network between Rome and Florence using the new Nokia Photonic Service Engine 3 (Nokia PSE-3). Read more


SoftBank Corp. selects Nokia for 5G

May 29 2019

SoftBank Corp., a leading telecoms company in Japan, has selected Nokia as a strategic partner to drive its commercial 5G offering with the Nokia AirScale solution. The rollout of Nokia's 5G AirScale will allow the telco to meet growing consumer and industrial demands for 5G. Read more


Nokia and TIM break European record for long-distance data transmission over high-speed network - laying groundwork for 5G

May 30 2019

TIM (Telecom Italia), in collaboration with Nokia, has achieved a wavelength speed of 550 Gigabits per second (Gb/s), a new European record for data transmission over a long-distance backbone network. The trial covered more than 350 kilometres on TIM's operational network between Rome and Florence using the new Nokia Photonic Service Engine 3 (Nokia PSE-3). Read more


Nokia and FAW Group to use 5G to accelerate digital transformation of the Chinese automotive sector

May 1 2019

Nokia to provide 5G trial network to FAW's Changchun campus for joint research on 5G and other digital technologies to accelerate FAW's use of industrial IoT (IIoT) and smart manufacturing. Read more


Nokia's revolutionary 5G virtual testing speeds deployment

Apr 23 2019

Mixing physical and virtual worlds with patent-pending virtual reality, Nokia's unique test facility simulates and accelerates real-world deployment of 5G mMIMO antennas. Read more


ANTEL and Nokia make the first 5G call on a commercial network in Latin America

Apr 10 2019

Nokia provides ANTEL 5G radio network, optical transport, professional and support services. Read more


BT among first to deploy Nokia 7750 SR-s platform as it increases capacity to handle massive traffic growth from FTTP and 5G

Apr 10 2019

Deployment enables significant expansion of capacity across BT's converged core network. Read more


Proximus one of the first operators in the world to put Nokia's biggest multi-terabit router into service at the heart of its network for tenfold increase in capacity

Apr 9 2019

Proximus innovates and invests heavily in the modernization of its transport network. Read more


Nokia and Qualcomm kickstart the era of 5G for industry with demonstrations at Hannover Messe 2019

Mar 31 2019

Nokia to power 5G Arena for Deutsche Messe AG at the world's largest industrial trade show, using mobile test devices by Qualcomm Technologies. Read more


Nokia celebrates 30th commercial 5G deal

Mar 28 2019

Nokia's customer agreements span the full end-to-end spectrum of 5G technologies and major global regions. Read more


Telenor Group and Nokia to pilot 5G capabilities in Denmark

Feb 25 2019

Telenor Group and Nokia today announce a joint trial in Denmark designed to verify 5G capabilities such as enhanced Mobile Broadband and Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication for commercial use cases. Read more


Sprint Announces Commercial 5G Service to Launch in May Starting in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and Kansas City

Feb 25 2019

Today at MWC Barcelona, Sprint (NYSE: S) announced that standards-based 5G is now on-air, with commercial service expected to launch starting in May. Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and Kansas City are expected to be among the first cities to offer commercial 5G service; with Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix and Washington D.C. also slated to launch in the first half of 2019. Read more


5G-Salt selects Nokia to upgrade its radio and mobile core network

Jan 29 2019

5G-Salt selects Nokia to upgrade its radio and mobile core network Read more


Telia kicks off 5G era in Helsinki

Sep 5 2018

5G has come to Helsinki. Telia Company now launches a pre-commercial 5G network in the city center and the goal is to start commercial services in the beginning of next year. Read more


TIM: from today the Republic of San Marino is fully covered by the TIM 5G network with Nokia

Dec 17 2018

The switch-on of the 5G sites in San Marino allows reaching over 99% of the territory and certifying one of the oldest republics in Europe as the first 5G full-coverage State Read more


Norway is prepared for 5G with Nokia

Feb 26 2019

In urban areas all over Norway, there is now a mobile network that is ready for 5G based on Nokia's AirScale radio technology. With around a thousand 5G-ready base stations already in place, the company can now publish the first areas in Norway prepared for 5G. Read more


T-Mobile and Nokia Ink $3.5 Billion, Multi-year 5G Network Agreement

Jul 30 2018

Nokia’s largest 5G agreement globally will provide end-to-end 5G solutions for T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network. Read more


Nokia deploying 5G for Vodafone Italy's 5G trial in Milan

Feb 25 2019

Espoo, Finland - Nokia and Vodafone Italy, as part of a recently awarded Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) 5G bid, have started a trial in Milan delivering innovative and smart 5G services for people in the northern Italian city, a hub for industries such as banking and fashion as well as a popular tourist destination. The first 5G site installations were done in December and have continued with a demonstration of high-definition video over 5G in one of the first field applications in Europe. Read more


A1 chooses Nokia as partner to deploy 5G in Austria

Mar 25 2019

Espoo, Finland / Vienna, Austria - A1 and Nokia today announced they have signed a contract to expand next-generation 5G mobile communications in Austria. The contract reinforces the long-standing partnership between A1 and Nokia which has included the successful expansion of 3G and 4G / LTE mobile networks and the roll-out of Austria's largest fiber-optic network. Read more


Nokia and U.S. Cellular sign multi-year 5G network modernization deal

Mar 5 2019

Dallas and Chicago - Nokia expands its relationship with U.S. Cellular with the signing of a five-year deal to modernize the company's network by providing its end-to-end 5G technology, software and services solutions. This will enable U.S. Cellular to deliver innovative services to its customers and expand into new customer and enterprise segments with 5G services and solutions. Read more


Telecom Egypt and Nokia sign Memorandum of Understanding to introduce 5G network and test use cases

Feb 28 2019

Telecom Egypt today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nokia to introduce 5G network and test use cases. Read more


#MWC19: Nokia and CMCC demonstrate cloud-based VR gaming on an AI-powered 5G network using O-RAN architecture and Nokia edge cloud computing platform at MWC19

Feb 27 2019

The 5G Cloud VR gaming is show-cased at Mobile World Congress 2019 based on an open RAN architecture, utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to manage the extreme network demands of real-time VR gaming. Read more


#MWC19: South African operator rain and Nokia launch country's first 5G network to support early rollout of 5G services

Feb 27 2019

Fast affordable wireless internet will stimulate socio-economic development in the country. Read more


#MWC19: CTC and Nokia advance the use of AI/ML powered 5G mMIMO scheduler at MWC 2019

Feb 26 2019

ML-enhanced 5G mMIMO scheduler and indoor positioning algorithm showcase early success of CTC/Nokia strategic cooperation framework agreement for AI/ML. Read more


Nokia and Saudi Telecom Co. (STC) sign deal for 5G network launch and early rollout of services

Feb 25 2019

Nokia's full 5G portfolio will position STC as a network leader in the region. Read more


Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri: 5G is surging ahead and Nokia is positioned to reap the benefits with the world's only globally available 5G end-to-end portfolio

Feb 24 2019

Nokia arrives at Mobile World Congress as a world leader in 5G, with the industry's only end-to-end portfolio that is available in all markets around the world. Read more


#MWC19: Nokia, Korea Telecom to conduct 5G trials for service automation, network virtualization and slicing

Feb 24 2019

Nokia software solutions will allow KT to conduct trials of 5G Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and network slicing Read more


Nokia and Vodafone collaborate on active antennas to boost 5G radio capacity and reduce costs

Feb 24 2019

Real-world network measurement data verifies ability of Machine Learning to boost 5G massive MIMO capacity and RFIC based massive MIMO active antenna applicability to urban macro coverage. Read more


#MWC19: Sony Pictures takes "Spider-Man(TM): Far From Home" to new heights with 5G powered by Nokia and Intel

Feb 24 2019

Experience Spider-Man in the world's first multi-player Virtual Reality environment over 5G Read more


#MWC19: Nokia accelerates 5G roll out with launch of Fixed Wireless Access FastMile 5G Gateway

Feb 24 2019

Nokia's FastMile 5G Gateway delivers 10-25x the speeds of LTE to residential and business subscribers Read more


#MWC19: Nokia and Optus establish multiple world firsts with 5G roll out in Australia

Feb 24 2019

Nokia and Optus collaborate on first live 5G FWA network based on the 5G New Radio standard - 3GPP release 15 Read more


#MWC19: Bharti Airtel to trial Nokia's 5G-ready fronthaul solution

Feb 23 2019

Nokia announced that Bharti Airtel will trial its homogenous fronthaul solution which can support 4G, 5G and enterprise services through a common platform. Read more


Nokia and CMCC deliver world's first AI-powered cloud VR experience over O-RAN architecture on CMCC live 5G network

Feb 22 2019

Nokia and CMCC set a new industry benchmark for AI-enabled edge cloud performance in a live 5G (NSA) network with successful field trial of VR gaming application Read more


#MWC19: Nokia 5G Maturity Index reveals best practices as operators make critical 5G network and service investment decisions

Feb 21 2019

Industry's first 5G Maturity Index guides operators on how to align technology investments with business objectives to succeed with 5G-enabled services Read more


Nokia and Telefónica Deutschland built up joint "Early 5G Innovation Cluster" in Berlin

Dec 19 2018

New cellular sites will enable developing and testing new 5G services. Read more


Sprint Completes World's First 5G Data Call Using 2.5 GHz and Massive MIMO on Commercial Network

Jan 19 2019

Nokia, Qualcomm and Sprint this week completed the world’s first over-the-air 5G data transmission using 2.5 GHz and Massive MIMO on Sprint’s live commercial network. Read more


Nokia and China Mobile Research Institute sign agreement to drive a more open 5G ecosystem

Dec 7 2018

Nokia and China Mobile Research Institute have signed an agreement under which the companies will jointly optimize 5G networks using a more open architecture. Read more


Telia and Finavia bring 5G robot to Helsinki airport

Dec 3 2018

Helsinki Airport becomes the first 5G airport in the world as Telia launches a 5G network and together with Finnish airport operator Finavia introduces a 5G-powered robot project. Read more


Sandvik and Nokia collaborate to deliver Industrial IoT to mining industry over LTE and 5G Networks

Continuing its focus on IoT solutions for the mining industry, Sandvik has signed an agreement with Nokia to further develop Sandvik solutions for private LTE (Long Term Evolution) and 5G technology. Read more


World’s first construction of environment for verification of 5G connected car to start test for commercialization - Utilize Nokia’s 3GPP standard baseband station for the test

Dec 3 2018

‌SoftBank Corp. has successfully organized the world’s first environment for verification to develop the connected car with the use of 5th generation mobile communications network (“5G”) and started the verification for commercialization since November 2018. Read more


Qualcomm and Nokia complete 5G NR mmWave and sub-6 GHz over-the-air (OTA) interoperability test calls in preparation for commercial 5G deployments in early 2019

Dec 3 2018

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), and Nokia today announced that they have successfully achieved over-the-air (OTA) 5G NR data calls in both the mmWave and sub-6 GHz spectrum bands. Read more


NIB and Nokia agree EUR 250 million financing for 5G research and development

Dec 3 2018

Nokia today signed a EUR 250 million loan transaction with the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) to finance research and development activities related to 5G technology. Read more


Nokia showcases 3GPP-compliant Network Exposure Function for 5G Core at Bengaluru Innovation Day

Nov 29 2018

Nokia successfully showcased its Network Exposure Function (NEF) for 5G Core at Nokia's Research and Development center in Bengaluru on the center's Innovation Day. Read more


Nokia and StarHub complete 5G New Radio pilot in Singapore

Nov 27 2018

Nokia and StarHub have completed the first outdoor pilot of 5G New Radio on 3.5GHz frequency band in Singapore. The companies demonstrated industrial and consumer applications to staff, industry partners and enterprise customers over 'live' Nokia 5G cells and core network technology at StarHub's headquarters in Singapore. Read more


Rakuten Conducts 5G Trial at Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi

Nov 16 2018

The trial demonstrates application of 5G to create a “smart stadium” with drones and live streaming of 360-degree VR video. Japan-first trial of 5G to offer logistics solutions through remote operation of unmanned delivery robot Read more


Port of Hamburg: 5G applications pass field test

Nov 6 2018

In a world first, the Hamburg Port Authority, Deutsche Telekom, and Nokia are testing new aspects of the 5G standard using various applications in real-world industrial conditions at the Port of Hamburg in Germany. Read more


Nokia Chennai factory first to manufacture 5G radio equipment in India

Oct 25 2018

First telecom factory in India to start manufacturing 5G base station. Read more


du and Nokia demonstrate new 5G use case with virtual reality football game at GITEX 2018

Oct 15 2018

Nokia and du demonstrate 5G capabilities and identify more innovative use cases to enhance the consumer experience. Read more


Nokia and University of Technology Sydney launch 5G skills accelerator

Oct 8 2018

Facilities at UTS Botany Tech Lab and Ultimo Data Lounge to advance Australia's skills and knowledge in 5G, IP and broadband technologies and the future of communications. Read more


Nokia and France Télévisions show how 5G can enhance viewers' video experiences with 8K Ultra High Definition streaming

Sep 13 2018

Amsterdam, Netherlands - Nokia and France Télévisions, the French National Public TV broadcaster, are to showcase the results of a proof-of-concept demonstration of the world's first 8K Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV streaming in real conditions over 5G at IBC 2018. Read more


Another Verizon first: Verizon and Nokia complete first over-the-air data transmission on a commercial 5G NR network

Sep 6 2018

Verizon and Nokia continue to collaborate and achieve major technological milestones on the road to making mobile 5G service a reality. Read more


5G on the move: Verizon and Nokia complete first 5G NR mobility call

Aug 17 2018

Signal handed off seamlessly to vehicle traveling between two radio sectors. Read more


Nokia licensing rate expectations for 5G/NR mobile phones

Aug 21 2018

Nokia is a long-term innovator in the development of fundamental technologies for wireless communications and has made significant contributions to the development of related standards for more than two decades. Read more


T-Mobile and Nokia ink $3.5 billion, multi-year 5G network agreement

Jul 30 2018

Bellevue, Washington and Espoo, Finland - T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) and Nokia today announced a landmark $3.5 billion agreement to accelerate the deployment of a nationwide 5G network. Nokia will provide T-Mobile with its complete end-to-end 5G technology, software and services portfolio, assisting the Un-carrier in its efforts to bring its 5G network to market for customers in the critical first years of the 5G cycle. Read more


Nokia and China Mobile to set up joint AI*5G lab for further research using artificial intelligence and machine learning in 5G networks

Jul 6 2018

Shanghai, China - Nokia and China Mobile have signed an MoU to investigate the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to optimize future networks and enable the delivery of new Edge Cloud and 5G services. Read more


Nokia and Tencent sign agreement to accelerate 5G webscale research and applications to benefit millions of Internet users in China

Shanghai, China - During Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Nokia and Tencent, one of China's leading providers of Internet services, have signed an agreement to carry out joint research and development work to explore the potential of 5G for the provision of new applications, including those for a variety of vertical markets.Read more


Nokia, China Telecom and Intel to showcase advanced end-to-end capabilities of 5G Edge Cloud for latency critical new applications at #MWCS18

Jun 27 2018

Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018, China - Nokia, China Telecom and Intel are to conduct a demonstration of virtual reality gaming at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 to show how a high-performance Cloud with embedded intelligence will enable the delivery of services with extremely low-latency to the mass market.Read more


Nokia, in collaboration with Orange, applies cloud benefits to radio access in large-scale trial, preparing for future 5G networks

Jun 19 2018

Espoo, Finland - Nokia has completed a live network trial in Poland in collaboration with Orange to validate the benefits of cloud-optimized radio access networks for the smooth evolution to next-generation 5G technologies.Read more


Nokia's new 5G design and deployment services deliver faster time to market and lower total cost

Jun 12 2018

5G World 2018, London - Nokia is launching new services to help operators prioritize their 5G investments and bring 5G-based services to market faster.Read more


Nokia successfully completes 5G New Radio data call with 4G and 5G dual connectivity in China

Jun 12 2018

Espoo, Finland - Nokia has successfully completed an end-to-end 5G New Radio (5G NR) data call as part of a Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) 5G Technology R&D trial.Read more


Nokia and T-Mobile achieve nation's first 3GPP-compliant bi-directional 5G New Radio data transmission

Jun 7 2018

Bellevue, Washington - Nokia and T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced a major milestone in delivering true mobile 5G with the successful completion of the nation's first bi-directional over-the-air 5G data session on a 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) system in T-Mobile's Bellevue lab.Read more


Nokia and SFR first in France to conduct a 5G New Radio call using 3.5 GHz spectrum

May 7 2018

Paris, France - Nokia and SFR have successfully completed a 5G call, using the 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) system over-the-air on the 3.5GHz frequency band. The test took place on May 3rd, 2018, at the Nokia 5G Test Network and Competence Center in Paris-Saclay, France.Read more


Nokia Bell Labs and NTT DOCOMO collaborate on 5G innovations for massive capacity, low-latency support of future wireless applications

Apr 24 2018

Brooklyn 5G Summit, New York, US - Nokia and NTT DOCOMO are collaborating at the Brooklyn 5G Summit to showcase a 5G technology innovation that will deliver massive-capacity to address the increased demand in video data and applications.Read more


Nokia and Telia conduct Industry 4.0 trial in Finland leveraging low-latency and high-bandwidth of 5G technology

Apr 12 2018

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.Read more


Nokia, ranked #1 in China Mobile central bid, will provide transport network to support data center interconnect and future 5G services

Apr 9 2018

Chinese consumers and businesses are rapidly adopting cloud and 4G mobile services. Read more


Alfa and Nokia partner to deploy Nokia AirScale solution, sign MoU for network evolution toward 5G

Mar 19 2018

STC Announces Collaboration with Nokia for a 5G Network Launch in 2018 Mobily, Nokia in deal to launch strategic 5G tests. Read more


Nokia and T-Mobile leading the way with nationwide 5G multi-band network rollout across the United States

Feb 27 2018

Nokia and T-Mobile are to roll out a nationwide 5G multi-band network in the United States using the commercial Nokia 5G solution. Nokia will also further advance T-Mobile's existing 4G LTE network, providing advanced radio access network (RAN) support for 4G and 5G subscribers. Read more


Nokia and China Mobile to jointly explore use of 5G to drive new business opportunities for vertical industries

Feb 25 2018

Nokia and China Mobile have signed an agreement under which the companies will jointly investigate how China Mobile can extend its service offerings for vertical markets using the massive connectivity, ultra reliability and ultra-low latency capabilities of 5G. The research will focus on how industries could benefit from the growth of smart cities, smart transportation and intelligent video analytics. Read more


Nokia deploying 5G for Vodafone Italy's 5G trial in Milan

Feb 25 2018

Nokia and Vodafone Italy, as part of a recently awarded Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) 5G bid, have started a trial in Milan delivering innovative and smart 5G services for people in the northern Italian city, a hub for industries such as banking and fashion as well as a popular tourist destination. Read more


Nokia, Deutsche Telekom and Hamburg Port Authority collaborate in 5G research in industrial environment

Feb 2 2018

Testing of 5G is to commence in an industrial environment in the Port of Hamburg, with the Hamburg Port Authority, Deutsche Telekom and Nokia commissioning an 8000-hectare area with which to carry out key tests of various aspects of 5G functionality, including network slicing. 5G will be tested with use cases like traffic lights management, data processing from mobile sensors and virtual reality.  Read more


Nokia and Qualcomm complete key foundation tests of 5G New Radio network and devices

Feb 7 2018

Nokia and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, have successfully completed interoperability testing in the 3.5Ghz and 28Ghz spectrum compliant with the global 3GPP 5G NR Release 15 standard - which was formally confirmed in December - and using the commercially available Nokia AirScale base station and device prototypes from Qualcomm Technologies. Read more


Nokia implements Future X network architecture for 5G to deliver breakthrough network performance and reduce costs

Jan 29 2018

On the day Nokia unveiled its ReefShark chipsets, the company has outlined the scope of its Future X architecture for 5G, the basis for its new reference silicon design and the foundation of its 5G technology and services portfolio. Read more


Nokia launches ReefShark chipsets that deliver massive performance gain in 5G networks

Jan 29 2018

Nokia has unveiled its new ReefShark chipsets, which leverage in-house silicon expertise to dramatically reduce the size, cost and power consumption of operators' networks and meet the massive compute and radio requirements of 5G. Read more


Nokia to supply 5G equipment to NTT DOCOMO in support of launch of commercial 5G service

Jan 19 2018

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. Read more


Nokia, T-Mobile US and Intel collaborate to bring T-Mobile's first commercial hardware based 5G 28 GHz cell on air

Jan 3 2018

Nokia, T-Mobile and Intel have reached a major milestone in their 5G collaboration by bringing a 28 GHz outdoor 5G commercial radio system on air in the busy downtown corridor of Bellevue in Washington state. A data session was conducted on a 28 GHz radio in a field test environment using the Nokia 5G commercial AirScale solution and the 5G Mobile Trial Platform (MTP) from Intel, enabling T-Mobile to deploy its first inter-vendor 5G network. This collaboration furthers the companies' goal to drive standards, enhance the 5G ecosystem of chipsets and devices and develop the best network experience for Un-carrier customers. Read more


Nokia and Vodacom collaborate to shape the future of 5G in South Africa

Nov 7 2017

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. Read more


Nokia and du demonstrate the 5G future at GITEX 2017

Oct 9 2017

Nokia and du demonstrate how 5G will transform people's lives with a showcase of 5G robot control and live streaming at GITEX Technology Week 2017 in Dubai. The live streaming uses the Nokia OZO+ virtual reality camera and OZO Live, a real-time 3D 360 stitching software that delivers live virtual reality broadcasting Read more


WIVE project uses 5G to increase the business value of automated transport, smart grids, massive machine connectivity and media delivery

Sep 18 2017

An industry group led by Nokia Bell Labs and including several academics in Finland has established a collaboration project called WIVE (WIreless for VErticals) to make it possible for new types of industries to gain competitive advantage from the latest wireless technologies, especially 5G. Read more


Nokia and Telefónica to define 5G network evolution with agreement to evaluate 4.5G Pro and 4.9G technologies

Sep 13 2017

Nokia and Telefónica have signed an agreement to evaluate technologies enabling an efficient network evolution to 5G in line with Telefónica's business objectives. The companies will assess how higher performance 4G and 5G networks will lead to the creation of compelling new services. Read more


Qualcomm and Nokia to Collaborate on Driving Wide-Scale Mobile 5G NR Deployments to Meet Growing Market Demand

Sep 11 2017

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), and Nokia today announced plans to conduct interoperability testing and over-the-air field trials based on the 5G New Radio (NR) Release-15 specifications being developed by 3GPP. Read more


Nokia puts operators on path to 5G by boosting 4G performance

Sep 6 2017

Espoo, Finland - Nokia is extending its comprehensive portfolio of ultra-broadband product and technology solutions to give operators new flexibility to meet consumer demand and enhance mobile network performance as they evolve towards 5G. Read more


Nokia drives key European research project 5G-MoNArch to bring 5G mobile network architecture from concept to real world Press Release

Aug 22 2016

Espoo, Finland - Nokia today formally launched the 5G MoNArch (5G Mobile Network Architecture) research project. Supported and financed as part of Phase II of the 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP). Read more


Nokia to expand development and deployment of 5G FIRST as industry interest grows

Aug 1 2017

Espoo, Finland - 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. Read more


Nokia Bell Labs leads project to develop next generation 5G platform-as-a-service for 5G era

Aug 9 2017

Espoo, Finland - Nokia Bell Labs is to lead a consortium of industry vendors, operators, IT companies, small and medium-sized enterprises and European academic institutions to build over the next 24 months the Next Generation Platform-as-a-Service (NGPaaS) for the 5G era. Read more


Nokia Bell Labs first to show use of ultra-low latency 10G PON for mobile fronthaul

Jun 20 2017

Espoo, Finland - Nokia has announced a significant industry breakthrough in the effort to better support mobile fronthaul and latency sensitive services. In a world-first, Nokia Bell Labs showed it is now possible to use a commercial next generation PON (NG-PON) to transport ultra-low latency CPRI streams via a standard single fiber running between the Baseband Unit (BBU) and the Remote Radio Head (RRH). Read more


Nokia begins first key tests on 4.5GHz band with DOCOMO to develop 5G ecosystem in Japan

May 24 2017

Tokyo, Japan - Nokia is to develop the 5G ecosystem with leading Japanese operator NTT DOCOMO, INC. in Japan to prepare for the upcoming introduction of the next generation wireless network. The collaboration - which uses the Intel® 5G Mobile Trial Platform - will commence with the key interoperability testing of multi-vendor technology using the 4.5GHz frequency band. Read more


Nokia and KDDI trial 5G with AirScale radio for wireless ultra-broadband in megacities

May 12 2017

Tokyo, Japan - Nokia and leading Japanese operator KDDI have conducted a country-first trial simulating future 5G network demands, providing high-speed, one gigabit-per-second connectivity inside an apartment block using Nokia radio technology on the 28GHz band. Read more


Nokia studies outline business return-on-investment from 5G services

Apr 18 2017

Brooklyn, New York - Nokia is leveraging its business modeling and 5G Acceleration Services capabilities to remove the guesswork from operators' 5G network evolution plans. Read more


Nokia heralds 5G era with commercial end-to-end 5G FIRST #MWC17

Feb 26 2017

Barcelona, Spain - Nokia has developed a solution that will allow operators to rapidly address the huge demands of connected people and industries. Read more


Nokia and AT&T first to successfully conduct 5G streaming tests with DIRECTV NOW over 39 GHz #MWC17

Feb 22 2017

DALLAS - Nokia and AT&T are collaborating to further advance 5G technology in the 39 GHz band by recently completing fixed wireless 5G tests with AT&T's Internet TV streaming service, DIRECTV NOW. Read more


Nokia and Intel launch 5G acceleration labs in US and Finland to help operators bring 5G innovations to market

Feb 21 2017

Espoo, Finland - Nokia and Intel are building on their long-standing strategic relationship to enable the development of 5G services by opening two 5G solutions labs to test and accelerate the commercial readiness of the new wireless technology. Read more


Nokia next generation fiber technology delivers high capacity, low latency mobile transport solution for 5G era

Feb 14 2017

Nokia is introducing a broad set of next-generation fiber access solutions that deliver on the capacity and latency requirements essential for mobile transport. Read more


Nokia lays key 5G foundation with world's first 5GTF connection

Feb 13 2017

Espoo, Finland - Nokia has successfully carried out the world's first connection based on the 5GTF 'pre-standard', marking a further milestone in Nokia's momentum to make 5G a commercial reality.Read more


Nokia maximizes network speed and capacity on path to 5G with launch of 4.9G technology and AirScale Active Antennas #MWC17

Feb 13 2017

Espoo, Finland - Nokia will introduce its 4.9G technologies by the end of 2017, allowing operators to dramatically enhance their network performance and manage the significantly higher infrastructure demands on the path to 5G.Read more


Nokia and Orange Group collaborate to shape the future of 5G services

Jan 30 2017

Espoo, Finland - Nokia and the Orange Group are to collaborate on the development of services that will allow industries and consumers to take advantage of the unprecedented efficiencies and business models made possible by 5G.Read more


Nokia and Smart showcase 'live' 5G for the first time in the Philippines

Dec 16 2016

Manila, Philippines - Nokia and Smart, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PLDT, have achieved 5G speeds of 2.5 Gigabits per second (Gbps) using 100 MHz with latency of just 1 millisecond for the first time in the Philippines over a 'live' network.Read more


Nokia showcases 5G innovations driving next era of communication

Dec 5 2016

Nokia has defined a path to 5G that will enable operators to meet the demands of end users while addressing the new opportunities created by IoT and increased machine-to-machine communications for smart cities, automated driving, connected healthcare, transportation and other vertical industries.Read more


Nokia and du demonstrate Middle East's first 4K 3D 360 virtual reality video streaming using 5G-ready network at GITEX 2016

Oct 16 2016

Nokia and UAE-based telecommunications service provider du, used Nokia AirScale Radio Access to showcase 360 degree virtual reality (VR) video streaming for the first time in the Middle East at GITEX 2016 in Dubai. In the demonstration, 3D 360 VR content created with the Nokia OZO VR camera was streamed to head-mounted displays using Nokia 5G-ready network, delivering a fully immersive VR experience for attendees.Read more


F-Cell technology from Nokia Bell Labs revolutionizes small cell deployment by cutting wires, costs and time

Oct 3 2016

Murray Hill, NJ - Nokia Bell Labs announces a breakthrough in small cell technology that offers greater flexibility, efficiency and optimized deployment economics to expedite the creation of the high capacity and low latency network that will form the digital fabric of the future for humans and machines. "F-Cell" technology eliminates the costly power and backhaul wires and fibers currently required for small cell installation to enable "drop and forget" small cell deployments anywhere. Read more


Nokia and U.S. Cellular test 5G technologies for fixed wireless

Oct 12 2016

Irving, TX and Chicago - Nokia and U.S. Cellular have collaborated to test 5G in North America and demonstrate 5G fixed wireless in both indoor and outdoor environments. As a result, the companies proved how a next-generation network can provide faster speeds and lower latency for U.S. Cellular's customers. Read more


Telecommunications and automotive players form global cross-industry 5G Automotive Association

Sep 27 2016

AUDI AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm Incorporated, announce the formation of the "5G Automotive Association". The association will develop, test and promote communications solutions, support standardization and accelerate commercial availability and global market penetration. The goal is to address society's connected mobility and road safety needs with applications such as connected automated driving, ubiquitous access to services and integration into smart cities and intelligent transportation. Read more


Nokia and T-Mobile showcase the real potential of 5G through network testing and applications

Sep 20 2016

Nokia and T-Mobile US, Inc. (Nasdaq:TMUS) continue to expand their collaborative partnership to show the capabilities of 5G technology with recent achievements around a pre-standards 5G test network. The 5G air interface lab test used T-Mobile's 28GHz spectrum and Nokia's commercial 5G-ready AirScale radio platform.Read more


Nokia and Sonera demonstrate role of fixed and mobile networking technologies on the path to 5G

Sep 13 2016

Nokia and Sonera, the Finnish arm of the leading Nordic operator Telia Company, have underlined the leading role they are playing in bringing next-generation communications to market with key trials at Sonera headquarters in Helsinki of both 5G mobile networking and new copper cable technologies capable of delivering data speeds of up to 10 Gbps.Read more


Nokia extends 5G-ready AirScale radio and services portfolio to meet demands of cloud-based, ultra-connected world

Sep 12 2016

Nokia is extending its innovative AirScale Radio Access family and services portfolio to accelerate the planning, design and roll-out of cloud-based radio access networks by operators.Read more


Nokia at CTIA: path to 5G will take next step through 4.5G Pro

Sep 6 2016

Nokia is preparing the communications market for a 5G future with a dedicated focus on technologies and services driving operators and service providers to the next-generation technology, President and CEO Rajeev Suri will outline this week. Read more


Nokia launches transformation services that will set the pace for operators on their path to 5G

Sep 6 2016

Nokia is to launch a set of services that will enable operators to leverage the benefits of 5G technology in order to realize their individual business goals in the most effective way. Nokia 5G Acceleration Services will help operators develop a plan for their business, network and operational transformation to prepare them for the 5G programmable world. Read more


Nokia announces AirScale-powered 4.5G Pro and 4.9G to establish smooth path for operators to 5G

Sep 1 2016

Nokia is to introduce 4.5G Pro, an advanced mobile technology that will deliver the significant capacity and speed enhancements needed by operators as they build towards next-generation networks, including meeting the demands of ultra-connected megacities. Read more


Nokia demonstrates world's first 5G-ready network

Jun 28 2016

Nokia is to make the first ever demonstration of a 5G network running on commercial platforms as part of its showcase at 5G World that will underline the momentum of bringing 5G to commercial reality.Read more


Sprint and Nokia conduct live 5G demo in Santa Clara

Jun 3 2016

Nokia continues to accelerate the testing and advancement of 5G technology by collaborating with Sprint to showcase one of the first 5G system demonstrations at a large scale public event. The demonstration, at Sprint’s experience tent at Levi's® Stadium, will highlight the wireless delivery of a 4K ultra high-definition video experience over 5G. Read more


Nokia and MTS Group to collaborate on IoT and 5G in Russia

May 18 2016

Nokia and leading Russian telecommunications operator MTS Group have signed a collaboration agreement that will create a strategic path to the realization of 5G technology and the management of the ever-growing demands of connected people and devices. The companies will deploy a test network during an international sports event in Russia in 2018. Read more


Brooklyn 5G Summit showcases Nokia innovations accelerating 5G and the evolution of the Internet of Things

Apr 18 2016

Nokia is bringing together leaders from the mobile, automotive and healthcare industries, as well as top academics and government officials for the third annual Brooklyn 5G Summit. The event showcases demonstrations and the latest achievements towards making 5G a reality, and ways of accelerating the development of new, 5G-powered Internet of Things (IoT) innovations across multiple industries. Read more


Nokia and Türk Telekom collaborate to advance development of 5G and Internet of Things technologies

Apr 15 2016

Nokia and Türk Telekom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate the development of 5G radio access network technology and the applications that will drive the Internet of Things. Türk Telekom will make its network infrastructure available to Nokia for real-time testing to accelerate the introduction of 5G in Turkey. Read more


T-Mobile and Nokia collaborate on early 5G lab testing and field trial evaluation

Feb 23 2016

Together with T-Mobile US, Inc., Nokia is developing a pre-standards 5G test network for lab and field trials in the second half of 2016. Nokia already delivers LTE solutions used by T-Mobile, and will now work with the wireless provider to prepare for its next technology evolution and the 5G era. Read more


Verizon and Nokia conduct live 5G pre-commercial trial in Dallas-Fort Worth #MWC16

Feb 22 2016

Nokia is accelerating the testing of 5G technology in real-world environments, most recently collaborating with Verizon on a field trial that is the first conducted completely out-of-doors and in a residential environment. The two companies performed the successful pre-commercial 5G trial in January on Verizon’s live Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex network. Read more


China Mobile, Nokia show 5G-enabled ultra-fast robot collaboration #MWC16

Feb 22 2016

China Mobile and Nokia Networks demonstrate 5G-enabled synchronized collaboration of robots at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. 5G networks will address important aspects of industry automation, helping to create fully automated and flexible production systems and increasing overall manufacturing and logistics productivity. Read more


Nokia at Mobile World Congress: Bigger, stronger and seizing new opportunities in 5G and IoT #MWC16

Feb 21 2016

Nokia today outlined its approach as a renewed company for leading the development of next-generation 5G technology and the Internet of Things (IoT), targeting an addressable market opportunity that has nearly doubled in size following the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent. Read more


Nokia is first to run 5G on a commercially available base station #MWC16

Feb 22 2016

Nokia is showcasing how its commercially available AirScale radio access can support 5G technologies to give operators the confidence that their hardware investments today will meet future demands. This is the first time 5G radio access is being demonstrated on commercial hardware. Operators will be able to launch 5G earlier and at lower cost, and migrate their existing LTE infrastructure to early 5G services in 2017, with full 5G commercial services expected in 2020. Read more


5G-ready Nokia AirScale redefines radio access, closes the gap between the IT and telco worlds #MWC16

Feb 21 2016

Nokia’s next generation AirScale Radio Access will radically alter the way networks are built. Operators will be able to use Nokia AirScale Radio Access to profitably satisfy future demands including the Internet of Things, virtual reality, augmented reality, factories of the future and other advanced scenarios such as video that demand extreme performance. Read more


Nokia and Vodafone announce strategic partnership on 5G technologies

Vodafone Group is partnering with Nokia and a number of other partners  to research 5G technologies and prepare its networks for a transition towards the new mobile standard. Read more


Nokia demonstrates 5G applications and capabilities that help operators prepare for new business opportunities #MWC16

Feb 9 2016

Nokia is showing how 5G applications run on its network infrastructure as operators explore the new business opportunities of an increasingly connected world. These demonstrations, including eight from Bell Labs, showcase how Nokia-developed 5G communications – with massive bandwidth capacity and virtual zero latency – are supporting new applications ranging from autonomous vehicles to remote robotics, and underline Nokia’s commitment to be a strong leader in next-generation technology. Read more


Nokia Networks preparing for the future with 5G Connected Industries Forum in Germany

Nov 24 2015

Nokia Networks is preparing for the future today with its first 5G Connected Industries Forum in Munich, bringing together business leaders, government officials and experts from research institutes and academia to discuss the usage of 5G technology beyond consumer mobile broadband. The forum will explore opportunities offered by next generation networks in the manufacturing and mobility sectors, and the specific requirements needed to drive joint collaboration and shape the 5G system. Read more


Nokia Networks, China Mobile sign MoU to cooperate on 5G development

Nov 4 2015

Nokia Networks and China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on their strategic cooperation in the evolution and development of 5G. The agreement was recently signed by Huang Yuhong, Vice President of China Mobile Research Institute, and Vicki Zhang, Head of Technology, Greater China, Nokia Networks. Nokia Networks is the first non-Chinese vendor to sign a 5G-related MoU with CMRI. The two parties will work together on the research, standardization and industrialization of key 5G features such as multi-connectivity and high-speed seamless mobility. Read more


SK Telecom and Nokia Networks achieve 19.1 Gbps over the air in joint 5G trial

Oct 30 2015

SK Telecom and Nokia Networks together demonstrated Nokia Networks’ cmWave technology, setting a new milestone that adds momentum to the standardization of 5G* technologies. In a joint 5G trial in South Korea, the two companies achieved 19.1 Gbps transmission speed over the air using 256 quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM), 8x8 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) transmission and 400 MHz of bandwidth. Read more


du, Nokia Networks cooperate on 5G development, conduct Middle East’s first 10 Gbps live 5G demo at GITEX Technology Week

Nokia Networks is leading the way to implementing 5G-ready massive broadband in areas with millions of homes near to fiber but without last hop connectivity via fiber to the home. The solution bridges from the existing fiber network using high throughput 5G-ready hotspots placed, for example, on adjacent lamp posts to cover the last hop. This ensures at least 1 Gbps throughput for every home. Nokia Networks will start trialling in 2016 and targets commercial availability in 2017. Read more


Nokia Networks targets 5G-ready massive broadband solution in 2017 for last hop to the home #NetworksPerform

Sep 8 2015

Nokia Networks is leading the way to implementing 5G-ready massive broadband in areas with millions of homes near to fiber but without last hop connectivity via fiber to the home. The solution bridges from the existing fiber network using high throughput 5G-ready hotspots placed, for example, on adjacent lamp posts to cover the last hop. This ensures at least 1 Gbps throughput for every home. Nokia Networks will start trialling in 2016 and targets commercial availability in 2017. Read more


Nokia Networks unveils its programmable 5G multi-service architecture #NetworksPerform

Sep 2 2015

Nokia Networks is revealing a programmable 5G architecture that overcomes the rigidity of legacy networks. The architecture automatically and dynamically adapts radio access and core network resources to meet the needs of different services, traffic variations over time and location, and network topology, including transport. Read more


Nokia Networks explores potential of 5G below 6 GHz frequencies with NTT DOCOMO

Jul 22 2015

To help drive future standardization of 5G* technology, Nokia Networks has partnered with NTT DOCOMO, INC. (DOCOMO) to explore and harness the potential of Nokia Networks’ 5G radio technology in the 4.4-4.9 GHz band. In the joint research project, both companies are working towards achieving throughput speeds of 10 Gbps and optimized latency using frequencies below 6 GHz. Read more


Telecom industry and European academia join forces to develop a multiservice mobile network architecture for the 5G era

Jul 1 2015

Industry vendors, operators, IT companies, small and medium-sized enterprises and academia in Europe have joined forces to develop a novel, adaptive and future-proof mobile network architecture for the 5G era. As part of the 5GPPP initiative, 5G NORMA (5G Novel Radio Multiservice adaptive network Architecture) will propose an end-to-end architecture that takes into consideration both Radio Access Network (RAN) and Core Network aspects. Read more


Nokia Networks launches 5G collaboration with University of Kaiserslautern in Germany

Jun 9 2015

Nokia Networks will sponsor the 5G network architecture related research at the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany and work closely with the university to study the changes that are required in the telco architecture going forward. Read more


Nokia Networks enters cloud infrastructure market with disruptive launch of AirFrame Data Center Solution

Jun 1 2015

In its 150th anniversary year, Nokia continues to innovate and reinvent itself by being the first vendor to effectively merge the IT and telco cloud domains with the launch of its AirFrame Data Center Solution. This is the first offering that combines the benefits of cloud computing technologies with the stringent requirements of the core and radio in the telco world. The Nokia AirFrame Data Center Solution is 5G-ready and supports the vision of a more flexible and distributed cloud architecture, which is the foundation to deliver the latency and data processing requirements of the future. The Nokia AirFrame Data Center Solution is available now. Read more

 


NTT DOCOMO, Nokia Networks showcase high-speed data transmission in 5G

Mar 2 2015

Marking an important step in the research and standardization of 5G* technologies, NTT DOCOMO, INC. (DOCOMO) has partnered with Nokia Networks to explore and harness the potential of Nokia Networks mmWave** technology in the 70 GHz spectrum band. In a joint indoor 5G trial, the two companies achieved downlink speeds of more than 2 Gbps using higher frequencies in the 70 GHz band. This development underscores the operator’s readiness to deliver a state-of-the-art 5G network in 2020 and beyond. DOCOMO and Nokia Networks are also planning to conduct a 70 GHz outdoor trial later this year. Read more


Nokia and KT sign agreement for the Programmable World

Mar 3 2015

Nokia President and CEO Rajeev Suri and KT CEO Dr. Chang-Gyu Hwang today signed a two-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the Internet of Things (IoT) to establish an IoT lab and LTE-M test site at KT premises, supported by all three Nokia businesses: Nokia Networks, HERE and Nokia Technologies. The MoU aims to develop an IoT convergence business model covering IoT Future Convergence Solutions and the automotive industry. IoT provides a path for what Nokia calls the ‘Programmable World’ and opens up tremendous potential to expand the human possibilities of technology. Read more


Nokia Networks to power Internet of Things with 5G connectivity

Feb 19 2015

Nokia Networks is showing the possibilities of mobile connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT) at Mobile World Congress 2015. The live demonstrations include 5G* radio equipment on new millimeter and centimeter wave bands for utmost capacity as well as new frame structures to achieve single-digit millisecond latency. This allows for the immediate, synchronous eye-hand feedback that enables remote control over robots working in construction and maintenance. Visitors can also see LTE optimized for the specific needs of sensor and machine networks**. Read more


Nokia and NTT DOCOMO pave the way for 5G

May 8 2014

Espoo, Finland – Nokia announced today that the company and NTT DOCOMO INC. have agreed to collaborate on research and standardization of 5G technologies and to work jointly on a 5G proof of concept (PoC) system. This move builds on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the two companies in January 2014 to research future radio access experimental systems. Read more