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What 5G NR technology inventions are becoming a reality in 2019?

By now, we have a good idea what 5G is envisioned to be – a unifying connectivity fabric that will connect virtually everything and a platform for future innovation that will support existing and future services that are not even known today. But what will 5G bring in the immediate term – in 2019 when we start to see commercial 5G NR (New Radio) network deployments?  Read more

5G will transform your event experience

Attendees at sporting and music events are becoming increasingly more active participants. Social media is changing how teams and music acts interact with their fans and affects how often fans are exposed to content from those they follow. Read more

Smart stadiums give fans a taste of the 5G experience

As a former amateur footballer, not much beats the thrill of a live match. But now that I’m in the stadium seat rather than on the field, I pay particular attention to the venue and the overall experience. Read more

Travel fast, stay connected with 5G!

Whether for business or leisure, travelling and commuting is part of our daily routine. Thanks to the smartphones, tablets and high speed mobile network coverage, the journey is never boring. Read more

Act 4: Industry meets 5G for the performance of a lifetime

Preparing Industry for its 4th and most promising act, will set the stage for major transformation, where more than just manufacturers will benefit. Read more

5G: If you build it, they will come

It's that time again, the time when we start preparing for a new technology (5G) just as we're really getting into the flow of using the previous one (4G). Read more

How will 5G shape emergency services?

This year at Mobile World Congress in Shanghai Nokia, together with China Mobile, demonstrated the dramatic improvement 5G can bring to emergency situations. Read more

Front row view, wherever you are – 5G immersive experiences by KT

In May 2017, Korea Telecom (KT) – supported by Nokia – demonstrated innovative immersive content creation and consumption scenarios at a major world football championship held in Korea where thousands of participants were attending from 24 countries and more than 1 million spectators were following 52 matches. Read more

5G: How close are we to commercial reality?

This was the big question of the 4th annual Brooklyn 5G Summit on April 19 – 21, 2017 – the industry’s 5G flagship event hosted by Nokia and the New York University (NYU) Wireless, NYU Tandon School of Engineering and IEEE communication society. Read more

Nokia 5G FIRST drives new use cases

We already know that 5G will change the way people communicate and enable growth in many industries, ranging from the automotive, entertainment, healthcare, and manufacturing industries. Read more

Orange and Nokia enabling the 4th Industrial Revolution

Orange and Nokia took a big step forward to making 5G a commercial reality by launching a dedicated innovation platform to accelerate the development of 5G services for vertical industries in France and across Europe. Read more

5G Next Gen Core has a cloudy outlook!

Of all the industry talk around 5G, most of the discussion has focused around radio evolution. But what about the other pieces of the puzzle? Let’s not forget the access, transport and core network that ensure our devices can connect to the services and applications being desired. Read more

5G may arrive faster than you think – good news or bad news?

We’ve all been talking about 5G for years, but the standards needed to make it a global commercial reality have yet to appear. That has been seen by many as a potential point of delay. And who wants to wait when something as good as 5G is being promised? Read more

Early 5G adoption is the winning business plan

We keep saying this, but it’s true. 5G will provide immense technological benefits – data rates of over 10 Gbps, latencies of up to 1 millisecond and much higher reliability compared to previous mobile technologies.  Read more

Looking for business certainty in 5G? Read this

Creating ultra low latency networks requires redesign of the radio’s frame structure, MEC and a SW-defined programmable network to manage network latency Read more

Certainty in business is highly sought after. No CEO likes nasty surprises. Yet when investing in unproven, future technologies, how can a company know it will get the performance and financial returns expected? Read more

Changing the world in milliseconds

Nokia at CES 2017 shows how 5G will unlock new ways to communicate

Having the right piece of information, knowledge, or awareness at the right time is crucial to completing our work and daily life tasks. If only we could summon the right people when we need them, and have them show us how to proceed in our time of need! Read more

5G operator survey reveals who’s leading and what’s hot

5G is more than business as usual and will not become just another “G” following the same business and technological paradigms. Instead, 5G will be a game changer with technical capability that will transform our industries and our lives. Nearly half of the executives in the survey view 5G as a revolution Read more

5G mmWave – small antennas but a giant leap for mankind

Radio spectrum is the lifeblood of the cellular industry and it is a scarce resource as well. Traffic growth and increasing demand for throughput have been mainly met by making the usage of existing spectrum more efficient over time Read more

Making 5G dreams come true in standardization

It’s not the stuff of most 5G blogs these days – but knowing what’s going on behind the scenes to get the next generation of mobile technology up and running is important to set expectations and priorities straight Read more

New spectrum 5g one step closer mmwaves

5G needs the huge capacity of high frequency bands such as mmWaves Read more

5G/Massive MIMO Channel - The 5G mmWave Radio Revolution

The future of mobile communication will be very different from what we see today, with wireless data traffic projected to increase 10,000 fold within the next 20 years Read more

Dynamic End-to-end network slicing unlocks 5G possibilities

5G networks must support a variety of very diverse use cases with different requirements for latency, throughput, and availability. Read more

Expect big things from 5G micro operators

That led me to think about how other organizations or establishments might use 5G technology in their own focused ways to become micro operators. Read more

5G readiness – 3 takeaways from 5G World Summit

Last week’s 5G World Summit show in London has provided some key insights into the status of 5G and the next steps that need to be undertaken for it to happen. Read more

Europe moving to 5G – time to move even faster!

No doubt about it, 5G will be the key enabler for Europe’s digital transformation across all sectors and thus for the continent’s competitiveness. Digitization and societal transformation need massive capacity and connectivity, beyond the capabilities of the current networks.Read more

The foundations of 5G are here already

Rather like a thunderstorm, you always hear about a new technology long before you actually see it. 5G is no exception. Even with 4G LTE – and even, in some parts of the world, 3G – still bedding down as a commercial proposition, 5G is growing closer at a steady pace. Read more

A healthy birth for the 5G hospital

On a recent visit to Finland’s Oulu University Hospital, I was impressed that the nurses and doctors had abandoned paper files and were recording patient data on mobile devices. It was obviously much easier and more efficient for them than lugging large patient files around. Read more

This book is the best 5G resource available today

As an industry leader in 5G, Nokia actively participated in the writing of the first comprehensive and consolidated book on the subject entitled: “5G Mobile and Wireless Communications Technology”. It was co-edited and shaped by 10 co-authors from Nokia Bell Labs, with contributions by more than 50 industry experts on 5G. Read more

Gartner, we agree! 5G is all about the use cases

5G is not only a new air interface but the new generation of radio systems and network architecture in which different radios (legacy and new) work together perfectly. Progress has been rapid, with proofs of concept for many of the technological advances that will be a crucial part of the forthcoming 5G standard. Read more

Wind of Change Blows into Brooklyn 5G Summit

Last week I went to the 3rd annual Brooklyn 5G Summit – an event hosted by Nokia and the New York University (NYU) Wireless, NYU Tandon School of Engineering and IEEE communication society. The theme of the summit this year was “Making 5G a commercial reality”.  The two-day event packed even more speakers, industry ingenuity and interesting ideas than a future 5G network could carry. Read more

Unprecedented access with 5G

Future mobile operator business models will be determined by the availability of access to 5G networks. Human data consumption and the projected increase in machine-type communication (MTC) for the Internet of Things (IoT) will create an unprecedented level of demand. To address this demand, operators will need new radio techniques that will give everyone and every “thing” access from anywhere and everywhere. Read more

5G enabled by massive capacity, connectivity

By delivering massive capacity and connectivity, 5G will be the key enabler of a new era that will affect every end user, the economy, and the society as a whole. It will make the probable possible by connecting everyone and every ‘thing’ efficiently. Read more

5G Mission Critical, not Mission Impossible

How would you like to be able to interact with your friends even though they aren’t in the same room with you? How about commuting to work in the comfort of your own car without having to drive by yourself? Or how about controlling and commanding your avatar to work from a long distance? This is not science fiction. It will happen sooner than you think. Read more

And the award goes to…. Nokia’s 5G virtual reality demo at MWC 2016

I’m not sure, but I think I may have had the most fun of anyone at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. 5G was the topic creating the loudest buzz, and much of it was resonating from the demo I had the pleasure of hosting: Nokia’s 5G Virtual Reality (VR) experience booth. This year was all about showing what 5G can do for you. And we intended to give visitors the first 5G experience of their lives, make it memorable and show the world’s first commercial 5G ready solution in action. Read more

What’s cooking in 5G labs with Nokia and 4 leading universities?

Research on 5G is progressing at lightning speed with the target to have THE 5G standard in place by 2019 and meeting all the KPIs that have been defined to make the services of the 5G era a reality. From extreme broadband with Gbps throughput over super reliable and rapid connectivity for machines to cost efficient networking for all the smart tiny sensors and helpers around us. To achieve this, 5G networks will combine revolutionary technologies and existing mobile generations into a new system. Read more

5G – Creating a platform to transform industries

Nokia has been vocal about its vision for 5G and we’re working hard to ensure that its use will expand far beyond consumer mobile broadband by actively exploring the possibilities together with key players in the manufacturing and mobility ecosystem. Read more

Do we really need new network architecture for 5G?

5G won’t look anything like the previous “Gs.”

So far the “Gs” of mobile communication had a clear use case as their guiding design principle: voice for 2G, data services for 3G, and mobile broadband for 4G. But what will the clear use case for 5G be? I would argue that nobody really knows. But if we don’t know for sure, then how will we know how to design the new “G”? The 5G era will be all about market dynamics, not only of the telecommunication space, which has shaped the previous “Gs”, but also dynamics of the entire economy. Read more

Taking 5G to other industries – a view from the top

While much of the industry discussion about 5G focuses on the technology itself – its implementation and performance – less is said about the impact on consumers. While 5G capabilities will undoubtedly transform consumer communications, how will it affect lives in other ways? “On the industry side, the transformation is even more profound,” comments Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri in a recent interview. “We will not look back in 10 years and say; ‘there is the tech... Read more

5G networks: a new architecture for a new era

The demands on 5G are stacking up. The technology will be called upon to deliver performance that is orders of magnitude higher than today’s networks, including1 ms network latency, more than10 Gbps peak data rates, 100 Mbps throughput anywhere and 10,000 times more capacity compared to 2010. 5G will also need to support 100 times more devices and have extreme reliability, which is becoming critical as mobile communications are increasingly used for control and safety. Read more

Nokia sets deadline for 5G launch in Europe at Santander Telecoms Summit

There was a clear sense of urgency at last week’s 29th annual Telecoms Summit in Santander (Encuentro de las Telecomunicaciones), Spain’s biggest industry draw. As this year’s focus was on Strategies for the Digital Single Market, the Summit was a resounding 5G wake-up call for Europe. Read more

The Promise Of 5G

Crunch Network, Aug 15, 2015, article by Hossein Moiin, Executive vice president and CTO of Nokia Networks.

The evolution of personal communication has fundamentally altered the everyday lives of most people on our planet. Armed with a smartphone connected to a seemingly infinite ocean of information, entertainment and applications, many of us cannot remember a time when we weren’t dependent on our mobile devices and networks for most of our daily needs. Read more

Industry cooperation on 5G is taking shape – Nokia plays key role

On July 1, a number of research projects began within 5G Infrastructure Public-Private Partnership (5G-PPP) that is part of the largest global research and innovation program Horizon 2020. 5G-PPP is a joint initiative of the ICT industry and the European Commission to define future 5G communication systems. Read more

5G architecture already poised to deliver outstanding CEM 

One of the promises of 5G is to always provide the necessary experience and quality to people and things when and where it matters. To make this come true, the 5G network architecture will consist of a versatile radio system and a flexible core and transport network that allow more than 10 Gbps when needed, even 100 Mbit/s at the cell edge and 1 ms latency for critical applications. Read more

Here’s how to build extremely flexible 5G core networks

The day before yesterday, we published a blog about CNBC’s recent visit to Nokia Networks to learn why we’re leading in the 5G race. You can see the interview here. As a quick refresh, here’s what we see as the 3 basic drivers for 5G Read more

CNBC visits Nokia to talk 5G

We’re starting to read more and more about 5G in the news these days, and earlier this month I had the chance to speak with a crew from CNBC which flew to Finland to discuss the topic and see our Solution Experience Center. It was a really productive visit – we discussed the strong growth of data, how billions of sensors will contribute to the data flood and how Nokia is using these insights to plan smart networks of the future... Read more

Closer and closer, 5G keeps getting closer

5G is moving away from the realm of the possible and into a stage where operators can look forward to building actual networks. As of now, operators and vendors are taking evolutionary and revolutionary steps to ensure 5G can be fully operational by 2020. The second Brooklyn 5G summit provided a measure of how far the technology, architecture and the ecosystem to support it, has come. Hosted jointly by Nokia Networks and NYU WIRELESS Research Center, the summit attracted 5G researchers from... Read more

This is how 5G networks will follow their users

5G massive broadband will offer enough capacity to perform every function users desire – wherever they go, without a drop in speed or connection, and no matter how many people are connected at the same time. Basically, it will be network nirvana for the “I want it now” generation. For example, subscribers will be able to enjoy 8K films in 3D, which is 16 times the pixel count of full HD, while they are on the move. And they’ll be able to download a full movie in a matter of seconds over the mobile network. Read more

Brooklyn event crystallizes 5G advances

Greetings from the second annual Brooklyn 5G Summit, organized by Nokia and New York University (NYU WIRELESS) which brought together over 200 leaders of mobile industry research and development from operators, regulators, partners, infrastructure vendors and academia to explore the future of 5G wireless technology. Watch this video for a snapshot of key highlights and participant insights from the event. Read more

10 key rules of 5G deployment

The recent progress in 5G technology has been remarkable. The Brooklyn 5G summit saw an impressive line-up of prototypes that will form the cornerstones of 5G. The demonstrations showed how to make best use of the entire frequency spectrum up to the 100 GHz area with advanced technologies such as Massive MIMO and beamsteering achieved by phased array technology using a large number of antenna elements. One of the highlights was the proof that 5G cellular technology is able to deliver peak speeds of 10 Gbps, over the air under realistic conditions. Downloading a full-length HD movie at 10 Gbps on a mobile device takes only a matter of seconds. In other words, we are very much where we need to be from a 5G technology research point of view. Read more

How mobile networks will empower the Internet of Things

We will soon live in a world with 10-100 times more Internet-connected devices than there are connected humans. This scale is part of the networking challenge brought by the Internet of Things (IoT). But which network technology will be the right choice?  Read more

Brooklyn 5G Summit will bring 5G closer to reality

5G is easily the #1 industry conversation starter at the moment despite the fact that the commercial launch of 5G networks is still 5 years ahead of us. Even though the industry hasn’t even entered the standardization phase yet, the selection and development process for key technology enablers has already started. Read more

Building the 5G future in South Korea

Think of advanced telecommunications networks and services and you immediately think of South Korea. With one of the highest smartphone take up figures in the world and some of the fastest data rates anywhere, South Korea has come to symbolize all that is most advanced in mobile telephony.

Already a leader in 4G deployments, it’s no surprise that South Korean operators are pushing on to the next stage, planning the much-heralded 5G networks that are set to revolutionize not only the way we communicate, but the very way we lead our lives. Read more

Why we will need 5G

The 5G debate rages on. Some stakeholders have even claimed they have pre-commercial 5G systems already available, suggesting that the launch of 5G is imminent. We have also seen announcements of speed records generated by systems that were labelled “5G”. Surprisingly, there is far less debate about why 5G is needed. Read more

Collaborating to create the 5G cookbook

During the last year or so, a lot has been said and written about the marvels of 5G and how it will provide infinite capacity everywhere, all the time, for tens of billions of devices by 2020 and beyond. Several forums have been identifying requirements derived from future projections of mobile data demand, and companies like Nokia have been sharing visions on the future of mobile communications. Read more

5G performance what can we expect

Driven by the enormous increase in mobile data traffic and flourishing user demands, we need to look beyond 4G. The mobile communications community has already conducted significant research into systems for the next decade and 5G is the acronym for next generation mobile communication systems. It is generally anticipated that 5G will be commercially available around 2020 at the earliest. Questions arise about what 5G will look like, what it will comprise and what will be the underlying technology? Read more

5G-Beyond the hype

Based on the 5G related announcements and even some claims about market-ready 5G products last year, you could get the impression that the fifth mobile generation is already ripe for launch. This obviously isn’t the case since 5G standardization hasn’t even started yet. So let’s forget the hype and focus on the areas that are really important to explore. Read more