National Instruments collaborates with Nokia for 5G

Earlier this month Nokia and NTT DOCOMO had announced a pact to research on 5G technology. Today, National Instruments (NI) has teamed up with Nokia’s Network Business to work on fifth generation (5G) wireless technologies such as exploring peak data rates and cell-edge rates in excess of 10 Gbps and 100 Mbps, respectively.


Our experimental 5G Proof-of-Concept system will be implemented using NI’s LabVIEW and PXI baseband modules, which is the state-of-art experimental system for rapid prototyping of 5G air interface available today,

said Lauri Oksanen, vice president of research and technology at Nokia in a statement.

Nokia will research rapidly demonstrate the viability of high-frequency millimeter wave as an option for 5G radio access technology.

We are thrilled to work with Nokia on this project and others involving wireless research. Our software-defined platform based on LabVIEW and PXI is ideal for researching and prototyping standards such as 5G.

said, Eric Starkloff, NI executive vice president of global sales and marketing in a statement.



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