With an aim to research on 5G technologies Nokia and NTT DOCOMO have announced a collaboration. The duo will work on research and standardization of 5G mobile communication technologies to work on a 5G proof of concept (PoC) system.
The collaboration follows a memorandum of understanding signed by the companies in January earlier this year to research future radio access experimental systems. To meet the demand for extreme capacity and performance, future 5G networks will need to overcome the challenges that will become relevant for operators, such as guaranteeing cell-edge rates in excess of 100Mbps and reducing latency by a factor of 10.
Future wireless networks will interconnect not just humans but also machines and objects, creating a vibrant overlay of virtual and physical worlds with a huge variety of use cases. Together with the industry, we need to make sure that 5G technology offers the right tenets to serve these use cases flexibly and profitably.
said Hossein Moiin, executive vice president & chief technology officer of Networks in a company statement.
The duo will continue to cooperate on the research of future radio access systems, with an initial focus on exploring the potential of the millimetre wave technology at the 70 GHz spectrum band.