January 31, 2017

Nokia and Orange Group connect for 5G

5G will bring dramatic improvements in peak data speeds and network latency, and enable new qualities such as network slicing, which has the potential to connect billions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices together.
5G will bring dramatic improvements in peak data speeds and network latency, and enable new qualities such as network slicing, which has the potential to connect billions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices together.
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Nokia along with telecommunications giant the Orange Group have begun a collaboration to develop the infrastructure and services applicable with the eventual arrival of the 5G network.

The arrival of 5G technology promises to make a wide array of changes possible across industries and on a societal level, including laying the foundation for smarter cities, smart factories and offices, connected vehicles, remote healthcare and in other connected industries.

For this end, Nokia and the Orange Group have struck up a collaboration to develop the necessary services for a functioning 5G network, while the two telecommunications companies look to make the transformation from 4G to 5G go as smooth as possible.

“With our breadth of Radio, IP and Optics technologies, and the expertise of Bell Labs, Nokia is proud to be assisting Orange in the introduction of 5G and the application of the Future X Network paradigm,” says Marc Rouanne, chief innovation and operating officer at Nokia.

Nokia and Orange will also establish joint innovation platforms at two Nokia sites in France and at two Orange research and innovation sites in the country, that will see the collaboration between Nokia Bell Labs and Orange Labs deepen. They will also open their labs to other innovation partners that will help create the ecosystem around the 5G network.

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