On December 21, the 3GPP TSG RAN Plenary Meeting was held up in Lisbon where the first implementable 5G NR specifications were completed. This marks the beginning of fast 5G networks implementation all around the world that should be operational in early 2019. The 5G standards are needed for all the networking companies to develop unified products that everyone will be able to use. All the leading networking companies and operators were present at the meeting and Nokia was one of them (AT&T, BT, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, Intel, KT Corporation, LG Electronics, LG Uplus, MediaTek Inc., NEC Corporation, Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Samsung Electronics, SK Telecom, Sony Mobile Communications Inc., Sprint, TIM, Telefonica, Telia Company, T-Mobile USA, Verizon, Vodafone, and ZTE). Its president of Nokia Bell Labs and chief technology officer, Marcus Weldon, that this is a milestone in bringing the 5G networks alive and that Nokia played a significant role.
5G networks will bring a lot of innovation in industry and our everyday life and enable us to use the pull potential of the connected world that is coming. Nokia positioned her well and already is pushing innovative content in 5G networking domain. You can learn more of Nokia’s role in 5G development by heading to their 5G dedicated pages. You can see how Nokia is planing to use 5G networks trough some cases.