Nokia and China Mobile Open Up 5G Ecosystem

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The companies plan to work together to optimize 5G networks using open radio access network interfaces.

Nokia and China Mobile Research Institute have partnered to optimize 5G networks with an open architecture. They will simplify interoperability between multi-vendor radio access network technologies and create new levels of service for customers.

Nokia will provide open API interfaces and toolkits to enable China Mobile Research Institute and other customers to use AI, machine learning, and real-time analytics to improve network performance.

“We are excited to work with China Mobile Research Institute to realize the company’s goals. It reflects our capabilities in end-to-end network technology and the work we are already doing as we build-in openness across our 5G Future X architecture. 5G will enable new use-cases with a wide variety of service level requirements. An optimized and open end-to-end network will enable the levels of automation and artificial intelligence for the network to support with high-performance any demands placed on it,” says Tommi Uitto, president of Mobile Networks at Nokia.

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In addition to jointly specifying open radio access network interfaces between multi-vendor components, the two companies will work on O-RAN use-cases and optimize 5G networks to manage services including:

  • Decentralized (CU/DU) split multi-vendor cloud RAN architecture, using real-time and non-real time processing capabilities
  • Smart Radio Intelligence control using advanced network analytics
  • Commercial off-the-shelf hardware equipment

“China Mobile Research Institute and Nokia share the goal of driving new levels of openness in network architecture. By optimizing multi-vendor network interworking we will be able to access network intelligence and use end-to-end data analytics and machine learning to support the delivery of innovative new consumer and industry services in the 5G world,” says Zhiqiang Yang, Vice President of China Mobile Research Institute.

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