Press Releases

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

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

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

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

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

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

Espoo, Finland - 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Readmore

Nokia demonstrates world's first 5G-ready network

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.Readmore

Sprint and Nokia conduct live 5G demo in Santa Clara

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nokia Networks showcases 5G speed of 10Gbps with NI at the Brooklyn 5G Summit

Nokia Networks will be demonstrating with NI a 10Gbps peak rate system over the air at 73GHz (mmWave), paving the way for future 5G networks. The demonstration will be highlighted at the Brooklyn 5G Summit, which is being jointly organized by Nokia Networks and NYU WIRELESS Research Center at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering. The second annual summit will be held April 8-10 in Brooklyn, New York. Read more

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

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

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

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

NSN, NYU WIRELESS host first Brooklyn 5G Summit

Nokia Solutions and Networks and the NYU WIRELESS Research Center at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering are jointly organizing the first Brooklyn 5G Summit, held April 23-25 in Brooklyn, New York. The invitation-only event will bring together wireless and mobile industry research and development leaders in academia, business and government to explore the future of 5G wireless technology, with special focus on antennas, propagation and channel modeling. This inaugural event is slated to be an annual forum to discuss trends and the next steps toward understanding and framing the world’s 5G wireless technology. Read more

Nokia and NTT DOCOMO pave the way for 5G

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

5G research gets boost from new public-private partnership

5G research won fresh support today as the European Commission and the 5G PPP Association signed a contract to create a 5G public-private partnership (PPP). The 5G PPP will further develop 5G technology to prepare for the future standardization of the system and components that are expected to be deployed in the next decade. Read more