Nokia is all set to demonstrate a 5G network running on commercial platforms at 5G World. Following the successful launch in February of the industry-first 5G-ready AirScale Radio Access technology, Nokia will demonstrate AirScale working together with its Cloud Packet Core, running on a Nokia AirFrame data center platform.
The company will showcase its AirScale Radio Access, supporting a 4.5 GHz 5G cmWave access system using higher order MIMO antenna technology.
By 2020, full 5G services are expected to be launched. 5G networks will provide ubiquitous connectivity for the 46 billion connected devices Bell Labs Consulting estimates will be in use, serving the augmented real-world and virtual reality needs of people and application areas such as autonomous cars, industrial automation and remote robotics, smart cities and personal healthcare.
In addition, Nokia Bell Labs will demonstrate a new concept in Network Slicing, which will create and automatically map capabilities for the radio, transport, core and application layers into a discreet network ‘slice’. Using cloud orchestration, new services can be created instantly and delivered to meet the specific and diverse demands of any customer or application, such as providing low-latency support to control machines in a factory, or providing extreme high-speed broadband to enterprises and homes.
Hossein Moiin, CTO of the Mobile Networks business group, will deliver a keynote on making 5G a commercial reality, talking about the real opportunities of 5G, while outlining Nokia’s 5G commercialization program. Harri Holma, Nokia Fellow, will also give a keynote in which he will discuss the evolution from LTE to 5G.
5G World runs from June 29-30 at the Olympia Conference & Exhibition Centre in London.