5G standards leadership

Driving the 5G engine with research and standardization


Powered by world-renowned research from Nokia Bell Labs, Nokia has been the forerunner in defining the fundamental technologies for the 5G era.

Nokia uses its leadership position to ensure that 5G technology remains indispensably valuable to people and organizations that use it every day. We are driving standardization efforts to meet consumer, enterprise and industrial requirements not addressed in previous cellular standards, and we are constantly anticipating future needs by innovating new applications enabled by 5G.

We have one of the industry’s broadest and strongest portfolios, with about 3,800 patent families declared essential to cellular standards, including more than 3,500 families for 5G.

Roadmap to 5G standards


Building technologies for the 5G era

5G white papers

Discover the main themes and most important features of 5G releases 16 and 17.

Learn how the 3GPP 5G System facilitates Industrial Ethernet deployments to fuel Industry 4.0 applications.

Gain a view of 5G cellular technology beyond 3GPP Release 15.

5G blog posts

August 20, 2020

Hear from our experts

Release 16 - RAN progress

Balazs Bertenyi explains the major successes achieved in Rel-16.

5G evolution

Learn about the evolution of 5G and how Nokia is a leading force in its standardization.