China Mobile to set up AI focussed 5G lab in Hangzhou with Nokia

Nokia and China Mobile will set up a 5G laboratory in Hangzhou, China to develop the demo system to verify technology use cases.
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The AI-driven initiative will be using Nokia 5G Future X architecture. China Mobile, the largest telecom operator, will lead the research in terms of scenario selection, requirements confirmation, open API standardization and solution definition.

China Mobile and Nokia will investigate the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to optimize future networks and enable the delivery of new Edge Cloud and 5G services.

The research will focus on the application of AI and machine learning to ensure any changes in demand are predicted and network resources are automatically allocated to meet all service demands with consistent high quality and reliability.

Nokia and China Mobile will use an open RAN and 5G ecosystem working with third parties to leverage AI and machine learning and optimize networks for the delivery of services such as cloud virtual reality gaming.

The companies’ research will use the Nokia AirScale Cloud RAN, AirFrame OpenRack, open edge server and ReefShark chipsets, as well as Nokia-developed AI middleware to access embedded intelligence.

Marc Rouanne, president of Mobile Networks at Nokia, said: “AI and machine learning will enable new services opportunities leveraging the capabilities of our 5G Future X architecture to support China Mobile’s AI research to optimize future networks.”

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