Nokia Launches its Network Slicing Solution

Nokia Launches its Network Slicing Solution

Foto: Shutterstock

Nokia announced the launch of new end-to-end slicing network functionality for 4G and 5G New Radio (NR). They are the first vendor to offer this capability. The solution will support connectivity from 4G and 5G devices over the sliced network to applications running in private and public clouds and will be available this summer.

Nokia’s new solution enables operators to start building their network slicing business today with LTE and 5G NR. The slicing capability can be deployed via a software upgrade into existing LTE and 5G non-standalone (NSA) networks and subsequently 5G standalone (SA) networks. The slicing continuity between LTE and 5G NR allows operators to maximize their network coverage for new mobile connectivity services.

The solution provides sliced mobile broadband connectivity from device to radio, transport, core, all the way to applications in private and public networks and the cloud. The user and service-aware slicing functionality has been introduced to Nokia radio access products for the first time and is also supported in Nokia transport and core products with control, management and assurance systems. Solution supports all 4G and 5G devices and works in a multi-vendor environment. It is being developed in collaboration with leading operators A1 and Telia.

“Working closely with our customers to develop new technologies and business opportunities is hugely important to Nokia. 4G/5G slicing enables multiple new use cases which operators can start building now to create new revenue streams,” said Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks at Nokia.

More from category

GSMA and O-RAN Alliance Collaborate on Opening up 5G Networks

GSMA and O-RAN Alliance Collaborate on Opening up 5G Networks

2 Jun 2020 comment

The GSMA and O-RAN ALLIANCE have joined forces to accelerate the adoption of Open Radio Access Network products and solutions.

Telia Launches Commercial 5G in Sweden

Telia Launches Commercial 5G in Sweden

26 May 2020 comment

Swedish communications service provider Telia has launched commercial 5G in Stockholm.

5G Test in France Shows Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields Is Below Limit

5G Test in France Shows Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields Is Below Limit

25 May 2020 comment

The Agence National des Fréquences, published a detailed report on the exposure values measured during several 5G pilot deployments conducted in France.