The companies plan to work together to optimize 5G networks using open radio access network interfaces.
Nokia and China Mobile Research Institute announced they have agreed to work together to optimize 5G networks with an open architecture. Nokia pledges to work with the institute to 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 make use of the benefits of AI, machine learning, and real-time analytics for improved 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,” said Tommi Uitto, president of Mobile Networks at Nokia.
According to Nokia’s announcement, 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
- Jointly specifying open radio access network interfaces between multi-vendor components, such as the fronthaul interface connecting the split cloud RAN architecture
- 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,” said Zhiqiang Yang, Vice President of China Mobile Research Institute.