Nokia and Orange Group Unite to Launch 5G Service
Nokia and Orange unite to provide the 5G services that will allow industries and consumers to take benefit of the groundbreaking efficiency and avail vast range of 5G services.
5G will deliver ultra-high data speed as well as the ability to open door to new capabilities and opportunities. This will allow the network operators to gain more customers and connect smart and home network devices with the consistent quality of service, laying the foundation for new and innovative ideas and technologies.
Under this agreement, Nokia and Orange will drive the foundation and development of this new service, with the vision and mission of making the transformation from 4G to 5G technology in an efficient and cost-effective way to an increased level of quality and reliability.
Moreover, the companies will collaborate to work and build under joint innovation programs, as well as work with other partners to develop trials and introduce the solutions that will transform the digital reality of vertical industries under 5G data services.
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For allowing ultra-low latency and high reliability, Orange will use the Nokia Flexi Base Station and 5G-ready Air Scale radio access portfolio, the Airframe data center platform, Telco cloud and cyber security technologies to create applications making use of 5G. This will include the application of Ultra-broadband leveraging new frequency bands, Cloud RAN and massive MIMO, IoT, End-to-end network slicing techniques and Energy efficiency techniques.
Nokia and Orange will leverage the present research collaboration between Orange Labs and Nokia Bell Labs to develop joint innovation platforms at the Nokia Paris-Saclay and at Nokia campus in Lannion by teaming up with Orange Gardens in Chatillon and Orange Labs in Lannion.
Both the companies will open laboratories to work with their respective innovation partners, including local enterprises, VAP’s (vertical application providers) and local start-ups, to speed up the ecosystem created around 5G.
“With our breadth of Optics, Radio, IP technologies, and the expertise of Bell Labs, Nokia is proud to be assisting Orange to test the apps of the Future X Network paradigm and 5G services. By this collaboration, we will test 5G applications for diverse industry segments and measure the achievements of extremely short latency and very high speeds. We are also delighted to be applying our world-class R&D expertise in Paris and Lannion in regards to this project,” Chief innovation and operating officer at Nokia, Marc Rouanne said.
5G networks will change the mode of thinking and will go beyond mobile phones by entering into the zones of industries, including smart watches, gaming, smart homes, logistics and much more.
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