Nokia to showcase 5G innovations

Nokia to showcase 5G innovations [Image: hh5800 via iStock]

Nokia has announced it is set to showcase its latest innovations towards 5G at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Globecom 2016.

The company will display and discuss the technologies it claims will be the basis of the next generation of dynamic networks.

Nokia will use demonstrations and plenary discussions to show how operators can maximise resources such as spectrum to deliver the vastly increased capacity and speed required to by 5G, which is intended to serve connected people, machines and devices.

The company said it has defined a path to 5G that will enable operators to meet the demands of end users while addressing the new opportunities created by the Internet of Things (IoT) and increased machine-to-machine communications for smart cities, automated driving, connected healthcare, transportation and other vertical industries.

Using the Nokia 4.5G Pro and 4.9G technologies as critical steps in the path to 5G, it is hoped that operators will be able to increase network capacity and speeds where and when they need it.

Nokia Bell Labs will demonstrate its Intelligent Traffic Steering, which will highlight how operators can deliver and enhance the user experience by leveraging multiple access technologies simultaneously to optimise traffic paths.

There will also be displays of the latest advances in end-to-end Network Slicing, which is intended to enable operators to optimise the delivery of applications and meet the demands of multiple users and devices on the same network hardware.

Event attendees will also be able to see the Nokia Bell Labs F-Cell. It is a breakthrough in small cell technology that will allow operators to deliver additional network capacity and lower latency and network power consumption through greater flexibility, efficiency and deployment optimisation.

Hossein Moiin, chief technology officer of Nokia's Mobile Networks business group, will participate in an executive panel session to identify the path to 5G.

He said: "While mobile broadband demand will continue to be driven by use of ultra-high definition video, the ever-growing number of connected machines as well as the need for low-latency and ultra-reliable networks will drive the creation of new opportunities for mobile communications networks.”