The X factor in the 5G network equation is not unknown anymore. Nokia gave the solution by presenting the Future X 5G architecture. Nokia went a bit ahead of MWC and already stated that its 5G portfolio is complete and ready for operators around the world. Nokia can now offer whole network infrastructure that will deliver up to 3 times more data capacity per cell site and have 30% lower total cost of operation thanks to Nokia’s artificial intelligence-based automation.
Here is the list of the products that Nokia is offering trough Future X portfolio:
- Nokia 5G New Radio – the radio software, based on the 3GPP 5G New Radio Release 15 standard.
- Nokia AirScale Radio Access – a modular way to build radio access networks delivering services with virtually unlimited capacity, scaling and market-leading latency and connectivity . In 2018 Nokia will introduce over 20 new products and features with software-upgradeable radios, including ReefShark-based products, and the smallest-ever outdoor AirScale system module, all to make the rollout of 5G services quicker and easier while reducing the total cost of ownership.
- Nokia’s 5G AirScale active antennas – ideal for meeting the needs for 5G applications that require mobility support, wide-area coverage, multi-gigabit throughput speeds and millisecond latency. New antenna products include AirScale massive MIMO Adaptive Antennas for 5G and LTE, a portfolio of new 5G ready radio heads, as well as a new dual-band Compact Active Antenna addressing all operator deployment scenarios.
- Nokia’s 5G Small Cells – extending Nokia’s industry leading LTE based small cells portfolio , the new 5G outdoor and indoor small cells are compact and easily deployable and complement the 5G macro network.
- Nokia 5G Anyhaul – the portfolio is expanded for the 5G era with enhanced SDN automation capabilities and products for Microwave, IP Routing, Optical Networking, and Next Gen PON, all supporting the migration of radio access and packet core functions to cloud architectures.
- Nokia 5G Core – Nokia cloud-native packet core supports separated control and user planes and offers both virtualized and new physical deployment capabilities, including platforms built with Nokia’s industry leading FP4 processor. Nokia’s approach to 5G core includes support for both wireless and fixed technologies, ensuring the delivery of converged services. The core portfolio is rounded off with the launch of 5G registers to enable the management of subscriptions on the 5G network.
- Nokia Massive Scale Access – complements 5G New Radio with fiber, DSL, cable and Wireless PON solutions. The end-to-end access portfolio enables service providers to connect more people sooner, using whichever access technology best suits the use case.
- 5G Acceleration Services – to help customers plan a coherent 5G business strategy through techno-economic modelling developed with Bell Labs Consulting. Our end-to-end expertise and innovations in network planning, site evolution, predictive care and virtual operations will help operators realize the Future X architecture.
As you could see from the list, Nokia has it all, software and hardware to run 5G networks, and it is already testing some hardware with 30 operators. All of this will be displayed at the MWC2018 which is scheduled for the end of February in Barcelona. Nokia also started promoting more its network business, so you can find more and more popular portals or blogs writing about it which is good. Since Suri took over the company, things are looking fine and hopefully finances are gonna look fine too in 2018. This USA attempt to protect its 5G infrastructure from Huawei could only help Nokia strengthen its first place in the networking business.