5G Press Releases

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