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Nokia powers Alex Thomson Racing in the Vendée Globe

Nokia has today announced the technology that will support UK-based sailing team Alex Thomson Racing on its upcoming round-the-world race. British sailor Alex Thomson is preparing to depart on Sunday 8 November onboard his HUGO BOSS boat from Les Sables-D’Olonne on France’s west coast to begin the Vendée Globe – a 24,000-mile, solo, non-stop, unassisted race around the world. The technology partnership, which began in September 2018, has Nokia Bell Labs working alongside Alex Thomson Racing and its IMOCA (International Monohull Open Class Association) 60-foot boat to adapt existing and develop new connectivity and sensory technologies in extreme, mission-critical environments that will optimize and improve the performance of the skipper and the boat.

Nokia selected by NASA to build first ever cellular network on the Moon

Nokia has announced further details after being named by NASA as a partner to advance “Tipping Point” technologies for the Moon, deploying the first LTE/4G communications system in space and helping pave the way towards sustainable human presence on the lunar surface. Nokia Bell Labs’ pioneering innovations will be used to build and deploy the first ultra-compact, low-power, space-hardened, end-to-end LTE solution on the lunar surface in late 2022. Nokia is partnering with Intuitive Machines for this mission to integrate this groundbreaking network into their lunar lander and deliver it to the lunar surface. The network will self-configure upon deployment and establish the first LTE communications system on the Moon.

Nokia announces new advanced qualification in industry’s premier end-to-end 5G certification program

Nokia today announced that it is launching the first in a series of professional level certifications to train and certify industry professionals on end-to-end 5G networks, from network access to application management. The Nokia Bell Labs End-to-End 5G Networking Certification program is vendor-agnostic and provides a deeper knowledge of 5G networking with a focus on Access, Core and Transport domains. It is designed for business and technology professionals as a follow-up to Nokia’s popular foundation-level 5G Associate Certification that was introduced in February.

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited deploys Nokia software products to enhance customer experience and service

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has deployed Nokia automation, analytics and machine learning software to enhance the customer experience and improve customer service accuracy and efficiency. Among the products rolled out are Nokia Service Management Platform (SMP), which automates and simplifies the entire customer care process, and significantly reduces the time to resolve customer issues while improving accuracy.

Nokia and Elisa see sustainability leap in world-first 5G liquid cooling deployment

Nokia today announced that its liquid cooling 5G AirScale Base Station solution has helped Finnish mobile operator, Elisa, reduce the potential energy expenses of its base station by 30 percent and CO2 emissions by approximately 80 percent. This is the first time a commercial 5G liquid cooling solution has been deployed anywhere in the world and highlights Nokia’s strong commitment to sustainability and combatting climate change. The Nokia Bell Labs-developed solution will enable Elisa to achieve 30 percent lower power consumption and related savings at its site in Helsinki, Finland.

Nokia launches new WaveFabric Elements optical portfolio for 400G ecosystem to meet surging demands from 5G and cloud

Nokia today announced its WaveFabric Elements portfolio of photonic chips, devices and subsystems, including its fifth generation coherent digital signal processor family, the Photonic Service Engine V (PSE-V).

Nokia expands 5G offering with new radio access AirScale solutions

Nokia today announced that it has expanded its AirScale portfolio with a number of new product innovations designed to fulfil the evolving needs of 5G networks and help mobile operators realize the full potential of 5G. This includes the launch of a Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) software upgrade for existing Nokia AirScale base stations and the Nokia AirScale All-in-Cloud base station, boosting network efficiency.

Nokia announces over 3,000 5G patent declarations

Nokia today announced that it has declared more than 3,000 patent families to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) as essential for the 5G standard, reflecting its continuing leadership and strong momentum in cellular technology R&D and standardization.

Nokia introduces new Wi-Fi 6 mesh router and technology innovations to deliver ultimate gigabit experience in a 5G world

Nokia today announced it is adding a new Wi-Fi 6 Beacon to its whole-home WiFi portfolio, helping operators to deliver a powerful user experience. Providing a high-capacity, high-performance in-home solution, the new Beacon 6 uses Wi-Fi 6 to deliver 40 percent faster speeds than previous Wi-Fi generations. To further enhance the in-home experience, Nokia is also adding low-latency technology built on Nokia Bell Labs innovations to its Wi-Fi portfolio. Drastically improving residential Wi-Fi networks, the Nokia Beacon 6 provides operators with an easy to install solution that can support low-latency applications such as gaming and gigabit speeds essential for creating a seamless end-to-end 5G experience.

Nokia Bell Labs’ world records and innovations in fiber optics to enable faster and higher capacity 5G networks of the future

Nokia Bell Labs today announced that its researchers have set the world record for the highest single carrier bit rate at 1.52 Terabits per second (Tbit/s) over 80 km of standard single mode fiber -- the equivalent of simultaneously streaming 1.5 million YouTube videos – which is four times the market’s current state-of-the-art of approximately 400 Gigabits per second. This world record, along with other optical networking innovations announced today, will further strengthen Nokia’s ability to develop networks for the 5G era that meet the ever-growing data, capacity and latency demands of industrial Internet of Things and consumer applications.

Nokia Bell Labs invites innovators to create the foundation for the next industrial revolution in the Bell Labs Prize 2020 competition

Nokia Bell Labs today launched the Bell Labs Prize 2020, which is a competition for researchers around the world with disruptive innovations that have the potential to form the foundation of the next industrial revolution and manifestly change human productivity. Prize finalists will be given access to Bell Labs resources – software, hardware, systems, platforms and a set of brilliant collaborators from a huge variety of different disciplines and perspectives – to bring their ideas to the forefront of the next industrial revolution.

Nokia enhances fiber access portfolio to accelerate 5G

Nokia today announced it is expanding its fiber access portfolio to include new solutions and innovations that will enable service providers to deliver a gigabit experience to everyone, sooner. The enhanced portfolio includes a new Lightspan MF access node designed for the 5G era, a new Beacon 6 in-home gateway that supports 5G mobile data offloading and several Nokia Bell Labs innovations that reduce latency to create a seamless 5G experience. By combining the strengths of FTTH and 5G, Nokia is helping operators accelerate 5G deployments and deploy gigabit services in the most cost-effective way.

Nokia announces first-of-its-kind 5G certification program to train and certify industry professionals

Nokia today announced that it is launching a certification program to help industry professionals realize the full business potential of end-to-end 5G networks. The Nokia Bell Labs End-to-End 5G Certification Program is a first-of-its-kind program that will offer professionals across the information and communications technology (ICT) industry two levels of certification – Associate and Professional – that deliver essential knowledge covering everything from the basics of 5G networks to professional level planning and design.

Nokia Bell Labs Announces Collaboration with Finnish National Opera and Ballet on ‘Opera Beyond’

Opera Beyond, a project that explores the opportunities for emerging technologies to help evolve the performing arts, is set for expansion in Finland. Led by Nokia Bell Labs, the partnership with the Finnish National Opera and Ballet is part of “Experiments in Arts and Technology” lab and will see artists and the Nokia Bell Labs engineers and scientists working together.

NATAS Announces Recipients of 71st Tech & Engineering Emmys

The winners of the 71st annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards were announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, recognizing innovation and achievement in areas ranging from imaging sensor development to pioneering work on a public cloud-based media supply chain.

Nokia Bell Labs Prize awarded to new processor technology pioneered by student and professor team from University of California at Berkeley

Nokia today announced this year’s Nokia Bell Labs Prize, the global competition to recognize game-changing innovations that attracted more than 250 applications from 31 countries around the world. The 2019 prize has been awarded to a student and Professor team from the University of California at Berkeley. PhD student Tianshi Wang and Professor Jaijeet Roychowdhury received $100,000 for winning the competition, and the opportunity to pursue an expanded collaboration with Nokia Bell Labs.

Nokia opens Future X Lab in Finland

Nokia today opened a 5G Future X Lab at its global headquarters in Espoo, Finland, enabling customers to experience Nokia’s full end-to-end portfolio of 5G equipment, software and services.