Nokia and Intel to open two 5G solutions labs

Intel and Nokia in 5GNokia and Intel will be opening two 5G solutions labs — in the US and Finland — to test and enable the development of 5G mobile services.

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The 5G acceleration labs, to be located in Murray Hill, New Jersey, and in Espoo, Finland, will test and develop next-generation wireless solutions focused on all aspects of 5G, from the network and cloud to the client.

The labs will work with communications service providers and other companies in the 5G ecosystem to support integration and testing – helping to derive deployment options and identify operational models to make 5G a commercial reality.

The labs will start out encompassing LTE, 4.5G, 4.5G Pro and 4.9G technologies using building blocks such as the Intel 5G Mobile Trial Platform. Usage of these technologies within the lab, as well as the collaborations that the lab will drive, will help communications service providers to power next-generation networks and the 5G future.

Intel is supporting the lab tests with the latest Intel 5G Mobile Trial Platform, mmWave research, NB-IoT, massive MIMO, small cells, network slicing, software-defined virtual RAN, Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) and cloud expertise.

Frank Weyerich, head of Mobile Networks Products at Nokia; and Sandra Rivera, vice president, Datacenter Group, general manager, Network Platforms Group, Intel are instrumental in finalizing the agreement.