Speaking at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona – Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri has said that 5G is surging ahead and Nokia is positioned to reap the benefits with its globally available 5G end-to-end portfolio.
“Nokia arrives at Mobile World Congress as a world leader in 5G, with the industry’s only end-to-end portfolio that is available in all markets around the world. We are remarkably well-positioned with more than 20 5G contracts, and almost 100 5G engagements with customers in every region of the world. We also believe that there will be a virtuous circle of investment as networks are upgraded to meet the demands of 5G and Nokia has the right portfolio at the right time to meet that need.
“2019 will be a big year for 5G and Nokia stands ready and able to deliver for customers everywhere. 5G is a truly transformational technology that will improve people’s lives, increase productivity and efficiency and enhance the sustainability of our planet.”
At the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Nokia has made several product announcements that further enhance and strengthen its 5G end-to-end portfolio, including:
•Nokia accelerates 5G roll out with launch of Fixed Wireless Access FastMile 5G Gateway
•Enhancements to Nokia’s packet core and radio access network solutions announced in conjunction with the industry’s first 5G Maturity Index
•Additions to Nokia’s AirScale small cells portfolio
•Enhancements to Nokia’s Anyhaul transport portfolio
•Opening a network of Cognitive Collaboration Hubs
•Expansion of Nokia’s WING offering with new IoT applications
Nokia has also announced several deals and projects that showcase Nokia’s capabilities and innovations in 5G, such as:
•Nokia, Korea Telecom to conduct 5G trials for service automation, network virtualization and slicing
•Sony Pictures takes “Spider-Man(TM): Far From Home” to new heights with 5G powered by Nokia and Intel
•Nokia and Optus establish multiple world firsts with 5G roll out in Australia
•Nokia and Vodafone collaborate on active antennas to boost 5G radio capacity and reduce costs
•Bharti Airtel to trial Nokia’s 5G-ready fronthaul solution