Nokia, a leader in telecommunications technology, showcased a wide range of innovative applications powered by 5G and 6G network technologies at the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2023, the leading telecom event in India.
Notable highlights from Nokia’s presentations and demonstrations at the event included:
6G Sensing Demo: Nokia showcased the potential of 6G technology, where future networks act as ‘radar,’ enabling the sensing of objects, people, and movements while preserving privacy. This situational awareness could provide individuals with a digital “6th sense,” allowing them to interact with objects at a distance, see around corners, and gather information about their surroundings. A live demonstration was conducted using prototype radio equipment to illustrate this 6G sensing capability.
Network on the Moon: Nokia Bell Labs, in collaboration with Intuitive Machines and Lunar Outpost, is taking part in a NASA initiative to deploy the first cellular 4G/LTE network on the Moon. This ambitious project aims to prove that the same cellular technologies used on Earth can provide critical communications for future lunar missions. Nokia is responsible for deploying a 4G/LTE network on the Moon, which will support command-and-control and video streaming links for lunar rovers and vehicles.
Unlocking 5G Revenue with Ecosystems: Nokia presented a demonstration on utilizing programmable networks to unlock 5G revenue through digital ecosystems. This empowers enterprises, application developers, and content creators to collaborate and innovate on 5G networks, thereby unlocking new business opportunities and value.
Immersive Voice: Nokia introduced “Immersive Voice,” offering an innovative phone call experience where users can hear the caller’s sound environment as if they were present at the other end of the call. This immersive communication experience can be enhanced with head-tracking, allowing users to adjust the direction from which they hear other participants in telecommunications.
Smart & Safe Railway Networks (NCRTC): Nokia is collaborating with Alstom to provide a private wireless network for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS (Regional Rapid Transit System). This network is the world’s first LTE/4.9G private wireless network supporting European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2 Signaling. It enhances train safety by allowing trains to continuously receive movement authorities and report their position, leading to reduced travel time and road congestion.
Real-time eXtended Reality Multimedia: Nokia introduced RXRM, a software solution that enables 360° video and audio capture for industrial and commercial applications. It enhances efficiency, productivity, and safety, making it suitable for both industrial and entertainment use cases.
Nokia One Platform for Industrial Digitalization: Designed to simplify digital transformation for industries, this platform offers secure, reliable, and high-performing wireless infrastructure. The Nokia MX Industrial Edge (MXIE) is an on-premises edge solution tailored for industrial operational technology (OT) environments.
Next-Gen Zero Footprint Energy Solution: Nokia showcased an energy-efficient solution with reduced energy operating expenses, minimal site footprint, maintenance savings, and improved total cost of ownership (TCO). This solution is ideal for various applications, including telecommunications.
Stead E band Antenna: The SteadEband antenna mitigates common E-Band issues, providing urban coverage boosts for mobile operators. When combined with the UBT-m XP, it can increase E-Band link distances by up to 50 percent, supporting multi-gigabit 5G connectivity with low latency.
Mission-Critical Network with Tele-protection: Nokia’s IP/MPLS network solution helps utility companies modernize substation automation by ensuring deterministic transport for legacy mission-critical applications, including tele-protection.
Small Cell Solution with Piggyback Option: The ASOF solution offers a small form factor BBU (baseband) for street-side installations alongside Small Cell RRHs, supporting outdoor Small Cell deployments.
Automated and Secure Networking for 5G Transport and Data Center: Nokia’s FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) solution, the Converged Multiaccess gateway, unifies broadband networks, providing fixed and fixed-wireless user-plane capabilities with high efficiency and cost savings.
DeepField DDoS Security Solution: Nokia’s DDoS security solution combines IP analytics with advanced routers and next-gen DDoS mitigation systems to deliver scalability, improved detection, agile mitigation, and cost-efficiency.
Programmable Datacenter Fabric: Nokia’s Datacenter networking solution offers advanced network automation with built-in capabilities to manage the entire lifecycle of the Datacenter fabric, simplifying network deployments.
Metaverse-Based Intelligent Factory Management System: Nokia presented an intelligent factory management system that leverages emerging technologies like Digital twin, AI/ML, Extended Reality, Block chain, Distributed Data Service, and Decentralization to enhance factory operations, supported by 5G and future 6G technology.
NI Wall: Nokia showcased its role as a trusted system partner for critical networks, providing secure and automated transport and data center solutions across industries, communication service providers, and enterprises.
Nokia’s AVA Autonomous Operations: Demonstrated how Nokia’s Digital Operations Center and AVA Open Analytics enable CSPs to unlock the revenue potential of digital ecosystems through autonomous operations, offering Zero Wait, Zero Touch, and Zero Trouble.
These demonstrations highlight Nokia’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of connectivity and communication, providing a glimpse into the future of 5G and the evolving landscape of 6G technology. The innovative applications showcased at the India Mobile Congress serve as a testament to Nokia’s dedication to shaping the future of networking and telecommunications.