Nokia selected by Vodafone Italy for 5G trials

vodafone groupNokia said it will provide 5G solution to Vodafone Italy in Milan aiming at conducting trials of 5G connectivity to support smart healthcare, emergency services, traffic management and tourism in Milan.

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Vodafone Italy has conducted the test of the 5G technology in real radio conditions on live 5G site by the railway station in Cadorna Square, Milan. Nokia is supplying Nokia AirScale massive MIMO antenna and AirScale baseband ready for 5G 3GPP.

Nokia will provide 5G network and application solutions to support the creation of a city-wide 5G test network. Nokia has started 5G network deployment and field testing activities. The first 5G site installations were completed in December and a demonstration of high-definition video over pre-standard standalone 5G was performed on a live 5G site in one of the main central locations of Milan.

This first test, performed with an experimental device provided by PRISMA Telecom Testing connected to the Nokia massive MIMO 5G solution, demonstrated how the very low latency of 5G can enhance the customer experience of video applications.

Meanwhile, Nokia and China Mobile will jointly explore the use of 5G to drive new business opportunities for vertical industries.