Nokia and Intel are building a strategic relationship to enable the development of 5G services by opening two 5G solutions labs in the US and Finland to test and accelerate the commercial readiness of the new wireless technology.
Sandra Rivera, Vice President at Intel, in a press statement said, “The opening of these two labs expands our collaboration with Nokia and other ecosystem partners, allowing us to take another critical step to accelerate commercial 5G deployments.”
The companies’ 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 closely with communications service providers and other companies in the 5G ecosystem to support comprehensive integration and testing. This will help those providers derive deployment options and identify operational models needed to make 5G a commercial reality.
The labs will start out encompassing LTE, 4.5G, 4.5G Pro and 4.9G technologies using essential 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 power next-generation networks and the 5G future.
Frank Weyerich, Head of Mobile Networks Products at Nokia, in a press statement said, “5G has the potential to create an unprecedented breadth of commercial opportunities for new and even as-yet unidentified players.”