Interestingly, Nokia and Orange have partnered up to develop the future 5G mobile networks, a global leader in corporate telecommunication services, to develop 5G services that will allow industries and consumers to take better advantage of the new fastest network.
The two companies will work together to develop 5G services and also focus on moving from 4G to 5G. The new 5G networks are considerably faster than current 4G networks and a number of companies are working on 5G including Samsung.
Under a new collaboration agreement, Nokia and Orange will drive the definition and development of these new services, with a focus on making the transition from 4G to 5G network connectivity in the most efficient way in terms of power, operations, and cost effectiveness, and with the highest level of quality and reliability.
This approach will greatly increase the number of “users” on the mobile network, be they your smart fridge or a robot in an automated factory (Nokia expects billions of connections). This will be achieved with “Dynamic Network Slicing” which will allow the carrier to configure its networks for many various use cases and requirements and run them simultaneously on the same equipment.
Nokia also has mentioned that the companies will open up the laboratories to work with their respective innovation partners, including local enterprises, vertical application providers, and local start-ups, to accelerate the ecosystem that will be created around 5G.
Nokia says there are already 90 customers that have deployed 4.5G and this year 4.5G Pro is coming with “ten times the speed of initial 4G networks” and a clear upgrade path to 4.9G (several gigabits per second and latencies below 10ms) and then on the 5G.