China Mobile is currently building a new optical transport network that will support improved data centre interconnect, consumer broadband services and 4G backhaul. The operator has chosen Nokia to build the integrated IP/optical transport network, and deployment has already begun. The network will also support the next-generation of network services, especially 5G.
The latest Photonic Service Engine (PSE) family of super-coherent digital signal processors, from Nokia, PSE-3, implements its probabilistic constellation shaping technique (developed two years ago) to push fibre-optic performance close to the Shannon limit.
ESPOO, FINLAND – Nokia has announced the appointment of Sanjay Goel as president of global services and member of the group leadership team from 1 April 2018. Goel will report to Nokia president and chief executive officer, Rajeev Suri. Igor Leprince, who previously held position, will support Goel during a transition period and then leave Nokia to pursue opportunities outside the company.
‘I want to thank Igor for his contributions to Nokia. I warmly welcome Sanjay to the GLT, and look forward to working together to further strengthen Global Services,’ said Rajeev Suri.
Nokia and Qualcomm have successfully completed standard-compliant key interoperability tests in the 3.5GHz and 28GHz spectrum, using the Nokia AirScale base station and device prototypes from Qualcomm Technologies.
Following these recent tests, and the agreement in September last year that they would collaborate on 5G new radio (NR), the businesses say that widescale 5G deployments could take place in 2019. This will be timely for commercial network launches in the United States, China, Japan, Korea and Europe.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Nokia and Optus have signed a five-year agreement under which Nokia will manage and maintain key components of Optus' network infrastructure, operations and field maintenance. As part of the contract, Nokia and Optus will develop a Network Operations Centre (NOC), building on global best practices and leveraging local talent to deliver higher performance networks.
Telenor Group is replacing its legacy optical backbone network across Norway and Sweden and has selected Nokia as sole supplier for the work. The upgrade will involve replacing its current optical core network, which connects major centres across Norway and Sweden. It is designed to provide a much-needed increase in bandwidth capacity throughout the countries.
Nokia has officially launched Predictive Care for its Fixed Networks portfolio, establishing a new network care model with automated predictive network support. Five customers are already using the platform, the company said.
There’s a new kid on the access block and it’s a form of fixed wireless called WiGig. Nokia has integrated the new wireless technology into its optical access equipment, to provide operators with another option for delivering gigabit services to the home.
Nokia says it’s the first to include WiGig technology with passive optical network (PON) equipment. Pilots, commercial trials and general product availability are planned for 2018, the company added.
ESPOO, FINLAND - Nokia today announced the appointment of Gregory Lee, a proven consumer technology and innovation leader, as President of Nokia Technologies and as member of the Group Leadership team, with immediate effect.
Nokia has signed a definitive agreement with China Huaxin Post & Telecommunication Economy Development Center to integrate Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell (ASB) and Nokia's China business. The new joint venture will be branded Nokia Shanghai Bell (NSB).
The arrangement is similar to the joint venture that existed between Alcatel-Lucent and China Huaxin, which is a Chinese state-owned investor.
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