Baku, February 1, AZERTAC
Orange Group and Finnish equipment vendor Nokia have signed a 5G collaboration agreement, under which the two partners will drive the definition and development of new services, with a focus on making an efficient transition from 4G to 5G network connectivity in terms of power, operations and cost effectiveness, according to TeleGeography.com.
The two companies will build on existing joint innovation programs, as well as work with other partners to develop, trial and introduce solutions that will make 5G a commercial reality and drive the digital transformation of vertical industries. Nokia and Orange will leverage the Nokia Flexi Base Station and 5G-ready AirScale radio access portfolio, the AirFrame data center platform, telco cloud and cybersecurity technologies to create applications making use of 5G’s ultra-low latency and ultra-high reliability. This work will also include the application of ultra-broadband leveraging new frequency bands; cloud RAN and massive MIMO; the Internet of Things (IoT); end-to-end network slicing; and energy efficiency techniques. Alain Maloberti, Senior Vice President at Orange Labs Networks, said: ‘Working with Nokia, we are preparing the evolution of our networks from 4G to 5G, with multiple services on a single infrastructure to deliver a quality tailored for each service requirement.’