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Our broad portfolio of products and services builds secure networks for America that you can count on. Combined with our technology innovation and decades of experience and investment in US infrastructure, we offer a unique perspective on the costs and benefits of government policy initiatives.

With our multi-generational wireline and wireless communications equipment, we are committed to leading the America by adopting fast, secure 5G networks capable of revolutionizing lives, economies and societies.

Bridging the Digital Divide across North America

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way that we currently live, study and work. With our “new normal” of working from home, virtual meetings and conferences, to new mandates – network connectivity has become an essential resource that drives our day-to-day activities in order to stay connected.

However, millions of Americans are still deprived of this crucial utility and 25% of children do not have access to the internet nor broad connect to be able to complete their homework and lectures, opening the digital divide to those of more low-income or people of color.

Discover how Nokia is bridging the digital divide as it delivers broadband connectivity to all Americans.


UScellular breaks down barriers to remote education

Building critical and essential networks to keep America connected in business

2020 was a remarkable year for us all, where the COVID-19 pandemic changed our increase in demand and reliance on “mission critical networks” so that we can stay connected and power the critical infrastructure that keep America in business. 

Read about the heroes working behind the scenes to build and operate the networks that keep us going


Bringing broadband to all Americans

Since COVID began impacting our lives, it’s no longer just about connectivity – it’s also about vulnerability. Unserved and underserved households are, at best, economically vulnerable. At worst, they lack access to life-enhancing and potentially life-saving services.

Rural broadband is vital for getting the U.S. economy and the society going again. The telco industry has a great responsibility to bring technologies that will make the society smarter, safer and better – no matter what.

We are committed to helping you succeed by creating a sustainable and profitable rural broadband business. Our solutions are optimized for rural broadband and can be evolved to 10 Gigabit and software-defined network (SDN) infrastructure – whenever you are ready for it.

Did you know?

  • #1 in North America for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) solutions

  • More than 50% of the telecom fixed broadband lines in the US are powered by Nokia

  • 90% of the American population is connected by Nokia’s network solutions

    Source: North America | Nokia

    Find out more

Build America, Buy America

Watch Nokia take lead in manufacturing for the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program. Nokia’s contribution as the first telecom company to announce the manufacturing of fiber-optic broadband network electronic products for the BEAD program in the U.S. will connect every home with high-speed internet. 

Join CEO, Pekka Lundmark, the vice president of the U.S., Kamala Harris, and the Secretary of Commerce,  Gina Raimondo, who came together to announce this big step for the future of broadband networks.


Investing in America

Roadmap to carbon reduction

The most important take out the pandemic may have given us is that when the world really wants to change something fast, it can. In March 2020, cities emptied out overnight and the world went online, showing that we can all pivot at speed when we try. It’s this kind of rapid change that we now need to see with regard to climate topics across the corporate world.

There is no single road to achieving the 2030 sustainability goals or further on to a zero carbon world. We can all take actions on a personal level but also on a business, community, city and country level. Decarbonization is needed across the board and digitalization will play a critical role.

Digitalization is critical for making industries more sustainable – resulting in less waste, more resource efficiency and greater productivity. For instance, in the energy sector, digitalization can help wind farm operators automate offshore windfarms, allowing them to operate more productively. In agriculture, the adoption of digital technology can increase yields, reduce costs, and cut water use.  Across manufacturing, converting to smart manufacturing can help secure annual productivity and energy-saving gains of 10-20%.  While recent research suggests the COVID-19 pandemic speeded up digitalization by an average of six years, the greater part of the world’s economy lacks access to key digital technologies. 

Watch our CEO, Pekka Lundmark speaking on COP26 about accelerated digitalizaton.


CNBC interview with Pekka Lundmark: No green without digital

Next generation technology in the 5G era and beyond

Innovation is in our blood. Technology fuels us. For more than 150 years, we have been creating the critical networks and technologies to bring together the world’s intelligence, across businesses, cities, supply chains and societies.

Truly committed to innovation, recognized globally for our technology leadership, and driven by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs and our global innovation hubs, we constantly push the boundaries to achieve the impossible and to inspire the next generation of future-forward thinkers.

With more than 3,000 essential 5G patents and 129 billion Euros in R&D investment in the past decades, we have invested in the extraordinary opportunities to unleash the value of 5G worldwide.

With three main innovation hubs and six R&D sites based in the US, we are making significant investments in technology developments, enabling the US to be a global technology leader.

Discover how we are driving life-changing innovation

Network evolution towards the 6G era

Even though there is still a lot of innovation in 5G with the 5G-Advanced release of new standards, Nokia Bell Labs has already begun the research work on 6G to make it commercially available by 2030.

We are a founding member of the Next G Alliance, leveraging its strong role in deploying 5G in the US, to shape the direction of 6G.

In the 6G era, the digital, physical and human world will seamlessly fuse to trigger extrasensory experiences. Intelligent knowledge systems will be combined with robust computation capabilities to make humans endlessly more efficient and redefine how we live, work and take care of the planet.

Learn more about the benefits of 6G

Network on the moon

NASA has selected Nokia as a partner to advance “Tipping Point” technologies as part of a government-industry partnership to provide critical technologies needed for future lunar missions. Nokia’s contribution is centered on communications and networking technologies, and to that end, Nokia Bell Labs’ pioneering innovations will be used to build and deploy an LTE/4G network to the lunar surface in collaboration with our partners at Intuitive Machines.

Explore how we are flying your network to the moon


Working with NASA and Intuitive Machines to put an LTE network on the moon

Innovation hubs

For nearly 100 years, we’ve been inventing the future of technology, from the early days of the Bell Telephone System to the latest 5G standards. We constantly improve, innovate and propel communication forward, solving the challenges of human needs before they exist.

Nokia’s new headquarters in Americas is located in the Dallas Cyperss water development. It comprises of our research and development plus corporate functions. Watch the video to learn more.

Our Dallas Technology Center


Our IP/Optical and Software Business centers are located in Silicon Valley, California. In addition, we have presence in multiple U.S. locations.

Click here for the list of our North America offices.

IP Optical center

Powered by Nokia Bell Labs, Chicago Innovation Center is a hub of algorithms, patents, standards, and collaboration that generates business for operators and enterprises – globally. It comprises of various campuses around Chicagoland and recently Naperville campus held the Nokia’s first Algorithm World event.

Watch the video to learn more.

Chicago Innovation Center

O-RAN collaboration and testing center in Dallas

We have opened our first Open RAN (O-RAN) Collaboration and Testing Center at our offices in Dallas, Texas. The center is designed to support the development of partnerships among O-RAN vendors that will help with the verification, introduction and launch of O-RAN compliant solutions to market.

In particular, vendors will be able to execute Interoperability Tests (IOT) and end-to-end testing for O-RU/O-DU Open Fronthaul as well as xAPP testing for Nokia’s near-real-time RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC). The project is the latest in our continued commitment to O-RAN, vRAN and Edge Cloud innovation.
We have plans to open similar facilities at our other global offices around the world in the future.

Building on our history of industry collaboration on open standards that securely accelerate innovation and enable new business models.

  • US leader in O-RAN R&D, leading two specification workgroups
  • Joint development of O-RAN Radio Intelligent Controller with AT&T
  • First infrastructure vendor to join O-RAN, TIP and the Open RAN Policy Coalition

Foreign Policy, in partnership with Nokia, exploring the promise and potential of Open RAN to support a robust and competitive 5G ecosystem and advance the development of emerging network technologies.

Explore our Open RAN solution


Leading the Openness initiative

Nokia is committed to lead an open mobile future with strong network performance and security.
We are enabling a robust 5G ecosystem through our investment in Open RAN and Cloud RAN.

As 5G continues to be rolled out, the industry has begun to explore the potential benefits of an expanded ecosystem of mobile access players in the market. Communications Service Providers (CSPs), vendors and even governments are working together to define the role of open standards and how they can help evolve 5G networks to support new services and enhanced efficiency. Open Radio Access Network (RAN) sits at the heart of this discussion.

We believe all industry stakeholders must jointly create a path for the adoption of Open RAN. CSPs and vendors need to work together to contribute to standard definitions, including Open RAN interfaces, and define an adoption plan.

By enabling innovations, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applied to the RAN, Open RAN will create many benefits. These include improved network performance; accelerated time-tomarket of new services and functions; more flexible and agile networks; and CAPEX and OPEX efficiencies.


New O-RAN collaboration and testing center opened in Dallas


Nokia is committed to lead an open mobile future

Our contribution to spurring economic growth

We contribute financially by partnering with and investing in US-based companies, creating jobs and spurring economic growth. We contribute to Infrastructure by powering more than 50% of the telecom fixed broadband lines in the US and providing more than 380,000 square miles of wide area networks to US utilities. And we contribute to security by helping protect customers from an onslaught of malware incidents.

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Our presence

Our customers include communications service providers whose combined networks support 6.1 billion subscriptions, as well as enterprises in the private and public sector that use our network portfolio to increase productivity and enrich people’s lives. That's why 90% of the US depend on us to stay connected. Read our blog to find out how we're keeping America strong by keeping people connected.



Our contribution

  • We prevent more than 30,000 security attacks per day.

  • Our venture capital arm has invested $260 M into US start-ups. 

  • We empower 70% of the 10 largest utility grids in the US for safety, emissions and decarbonization. 

  • Those 10 largest utilities power 28% of the total electric customers in the US. 

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US government relations

Nokia’s US government relations and public affairs team works with members of Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and other federal agencies in Washington D.C. to promote policies that encourage continued innovation and investment in America’s technology and telecommunications industries. The government relations and public affairs team engages in critical outreach and education in order to build strong relationships and represent the interests of the company at all levels of government. 

Watch the video to find out more.

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