Nokia to build a 5G test network

Nokia to build a 5G test network
The remaining, or “original” Nokia, the portion of the Finland-based icon that was not acquired by Microsoft still has a major role to play in mobile even though it is not making phones, and more than simply providing maps.

The part of Nokia that remained Nokia has a well-established networking unit that used to be a partnership with Siemens. Nokia bought out Siemens’ share of the company and what was once known as Nokia Siemens Networks, is now Nokia Networks.

Nokia Networks builds switchgear that mobile carriers use to manage and grow their networks. Competitors are other well-known names like Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, and Huawei. All these companies will play a role in determining the standard that will become the fifth major generation in wireless communication, called affectionately, 5G.

Nokia is going to build a test network in Oulu, Finland early next year. As the data transfer test network develops, Nokia has also stated that it will share the APIs with invested partners and even competitors. The goal is to shape a new collaborative model. This is a good thing, as it will probably mean there will be fewer growing pains among any competing standards that may emerge.

There is no firm specification for what 5G will be. Most ideas appear unified to being able to provide 1,000 times the capacity of today’s LTE networks, and data throughput somewhere between 10 and 100 times the common data rate today. Energy consumption will definitely be part of the standard, with a goal to reduce it by as much as 90%. Expectations are also being made that latency will be reduced by about five times, end-to-end. Those are some impressive numbers to look forward to. It should mean data speeds in excess of 500Mbps, and latency in the sub-20-millisecond range.

Nokia has already been in discussions with NTT DoCoMo about the next generation of wireless. Samsung will be joining Nokia as a part of DoCoMo’s 5G trials in Japan. Most believe we will see the first commercial deployments of 5G in place by the year 2020.

sources: YLE via FierceWireless

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17 Comments

1. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Fight on Nokia, you will be missed. I'll definitely miss the phone:/

5. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

you'll remember nokia every time you connect to 5G in the future :) !

6. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

You mean the undestroyed part by Microsoft

7. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

yes and that part is called nokia !

12. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I'm waiting to see Nokia come back in mobile business in 2016. But Nokia doing some good come back....keep it up.

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

I'm quite happy to see Samsung teaming up with Nokia since here map, to take down the monopolist

3. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I'm not necessarily worried about speed in the near future as I am about accessibility and cost. What good is a theoretical 1Gbps connection when you're restricted to limited and costly data caps that impede how well you can even use those speeds to begin with. We would all still be clamoring to stay on Wi-Fi as much as possible anyway.

10. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1260; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Yes... 30$ for 1GB of 5G data and that can be finished in a minute...

4. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

I wish the original nokia the best , hope they bounce back and kick some a$$

8. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

God bless you Nokia!

9. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

Wow - that's amazing. Every time I think, that the physical limit has been reached, and nothing more can be done without categoricly reducing the range of antenna, there it is. Another geometric growth in transfer speed...

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I will support them if they get back on their feets. I always did with their Symbian platform.

15. Kriksis

Posts: 94; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

I still support the Symbian platform, as I can't find anything better for me to switch to...

16. mudhi

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Um, really? I was a fan of symbian too, but I'm sorry, IOS, Android, and even Windows Phone now outdo it in design, functionality, ecosystem, basically every category. If you cant find anything better to switch to, it means that you either havn't tried another operating system lately, or you simply just dont want to change. Which is fine. but dont disguise that by saying theres no better platform than symbian to switch to, when there are.

17. Kriksis

Posts: 94; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

I have tried both Android (sister has it) and WP 8.1 (mother has it) (I'm not interested in iOS), but I do not find them to offer what I need.

13. swiekekodok

Posts: 58; Member since: Jul 19, 2014

For my self,......really miss Nokia......

14. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

If Samsung can afford it, they should just buy this part of Nokia and bully Ericsson. Then once they have absolute control of the spectrum. Create an Apple tax to get some of that 1 billion back.

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