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19 October 2021
Nokia modernizes State of Vermont Department of Public Safety communications network for first responders

Nokia today announced it has upgraded the State of Vermont Department of Public Safety (DPS) microwave communications network which supports the mission-critical communication needs for several state agencies. The fully implemented microwave solution provides the state with increased speeds, more flexibility and resiliency and higher bandwidth to support modern communications …

23 September 2021
Nokia wins 5G World award for most innovative machine learning software product

Nokia today announced that 5G World has honored it with the “Most Innovative Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning Technology for the Network” Award for Anomaly Detection Service, a software product jointly developed with Vodafone, that detects and remediates network anomalies before they impact customers.

19 August 2021
Nokia addresses network security as part of its 5G certification program

Nokia today announced a new professional level 5G course and certification aimed at network security. The Nokia Bell Labs 5G Secured Networks course is part of Nokia’s program to train and certify industry professionals on 5G technology, from network access to application management.

20 July 2021
Nokia and Vodafone harness machine learning on Google Cloud to detect network anomalies

Nokia and Vodafone today have launched a jointly developed machine learning (ML) product, running on Google Cloud, to quickly detect and remediate network anomalies before they impact Vodafone customers.

22 June 2021
Nokia 5G private wireless networking moves from trial to permanent deployment for Lufthansa Technik

Nokia today announced that following successful trials, leading technical aircraft services provider Lufthansa Technik has recently brought Nokia 5G private wireless networking into full-time commercial deployment at its facility in Hamburg, Germany.

1 June 2021
Nokia and NetNordic to deliver 5G-ready private LTE network to Equinor

Nokia today announced it has collaborated with systems integrator, NetNordic, to enter into a frame agreement with Equinor, one of the world’s leading producers of oil, gas and wind power, to deliver a private 4G and 5G-ready solution for Equinor’s international operations. The industrial-grade private wireless technology will deliver the …

8 April 2021
Nokia launches the next evolution of its Wavence 5G microwave transport portfolio

Nokia today announced that it has expanded its portfolio of industry-leading mobile transport products with a new range of indoor and outdoor solutions for Communications Service Providers and enterprises. Nokia’s expanded Wavence portfolio provides a complete microwave solution for all use cases covering short-haul, long-haul, E-Band, and SDN delivering cost-effective …

25 March 2021
Nokia, Key Bridge Wireless introduce integrated CBRS offering for CSPs, multiple-system operators and enterprise private wireless

Nokia today announced a fully integrated CBRS solution aimed at enabling communications service providers (CSPs), multiple-system operators (MSOs) and enterprises to take full advantage of their investment in CBRS spectrum. The new offering complements Nokia’s portfolio of FCC-certified CBRS radio and devices, and adds to its leading range of industrial-grade …

24 March 2021
Nokia and ClearWorld partner for smart city applications

Nokia today announced it has signed a reseller agreement with ClearWorld, an alternative energy systems provider, to sell ClearWorld’s smart poles initially to U.S. cities and military bases as part of Nokia’s smart city solutions portfolio. Deployed in locations such as parks, parking lots and roadways, the ClearWorld connected digital …

24 March 2021
Nokia and TV Azteca trial 5G connectivity for TV broadcasting

Nokia today announced the completion of a trial with TV Azteca in Mexico that examined video transmission use cases using 5G standalone and edge computing. The trial explored latency reduction, as well as identifying improvements in efficiency, flexibility and cost.

10 March 2021
Nokia invites innovators to enter the Bell Labs Prize 2021

Nokia has today announced the launch of the Nokia Bell Labs Prize 2021, an annual global competition for researchers with disruptive innovations that have the potential to change the way we live, work and communicate. Prize finalists will be given access to Bell Labs resources – software, hardware, systems, platforms …

8 February 2021
Nokia to help Deutsche Telekom’s optical transport network modernization

Nokia today announced it has been selected by Deutsche Telekom as a long-term strategic partner to transform the operator’s optical network into a service-centric platform that can easily scale to meet Industry 4.0 demands. The transformation will enable Deutsche Telekom to deliver an enhanced service quality experience to its customers …

2 February 2021
Nokia and Vodafone showcase record-breaking 100 gigabit fiber broadband

Nokia and Vodafone have announced the successful trial of a new Passive Optical Network (PON) technology capable of delivering speeds up to 100 gigabits per second (Gb/s) on a single wavelength 10 times faster than the most advanced networks available today. This marks the latest industry-first in fiber access for …

14 January 2021
Nokia selected for U.S. Federal 5G Cybersecurity Project

Nokia today announced it has been selected as a technology provider and collaborator by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) 5G Cybersecurity Project. Nokia will work with NCCoE and other key vendors, including members from government and industry to ensure the transition from 4G to 5G networks is secure. …

17 December 2020
Nokia appoints Nishant Batra as Chief Strategy and Technology Officer and member of the Nokia Group Leadership Team

Nishant joins Nokia from Veoneer in Sweden, a worldwide leader in automotive technology, where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Prior this role he held several positions at Ericsson over twelve years in Sweden, India and the US, most recently as Head of Product Area Networks. He …

7 December 2020
Nokia to lead the EU's 6G project Hexa-X

The project goals include creating unique 6G use cases and scenarios, developing fundamental 6G technologies and defining a new architecture for an intelligent fabric that integrates key 6G technology enablers. The Hexa-X project has been awarded funding from the European Commission under the European Unions Horizon 2020 research and innovation …

6 November 2020
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 – …

29 October 2020
Nokia announces first phase of its new strategy, changes to operating model and Group Leadership Team

Nokia today announces high-level strategic principles and a new operating model that will be effective on January 1, 2021. “Our industry is undergoing profound changes. Industrial automation and digitalization are increasing customer demand for high-performance networks, with a trend towards open interfaces, virtualization, and cloud native software. This will revolutionize …

22 October 2020
Nokia, Smart Mobile Labs deliver 5G SA private wireless networking for Technical University Kaiserslautern research

Nokia today announced, in partnership with Smart Mobile Labs AG, it will deploy Nokia 5G standalone (SA) campus-wide private wireless networking at the University of Kaiserslautern (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern TUK), Germany. Smart Mobile Labs AG has won the overall TUK public tender for five campus networks that are funded by …

19 October 2020
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 …

11 October 2020
Nokia: 5G set to add $8trn to global GDP by 2030

5G-enabled industries have the potential to deliver $8trn* in value to the global economy by 2030 according to new research from Nokia and Nokia Bell Labs. The 5G Business Readiness Report surveys** 5G adoption among businesses around the world, providing a cross-sector view of the path to full 5G deployment. …

4 August 2020
Nokia to set up robotics lab at Indian Institute of Science for research on socially relevant use cases based on 5G and emerging technologies

The CoE will promote inter-disciplinary research involving robotics, advanced communication technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to develop socially relevant use cases across areas like emergency management, agriculture and industrial automation. The centre will promote engagement and cooperation between academia, start-ups and industry ecosystem partners in research and development of use …

23 June 2020
Nokia commercializes next-generation 5G Cloud RAN

Nokias first-generation 5G AirScale Cloud RAN based on vRAN1.0, which has a virtualized Central Unit (vCU), has been in commercial operation on a mmWave network in the U.S. since early 2019. Nokias new vRAN2.0 solution introduces a virtualized Distributed Unit (vDU) as well as a Fronthaul Gateway. The result is …

10 June 2020
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited deploys Nokia software products to enhance customer experience and service

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 SMP was deployed across all PTCL Contact Centers in Pakistan. With this, customer service representatives are more …

9 April 2020
Nokia expands 5G offering with new radio access AirScale solutions

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. As part of the portfolio expansion, Nokia has launched a range of new AirScale products, including compact dual and triple-band remote radio …

24 March 2020
Nokia announces over 3,000 5G patent declarations

Nokias contributions in innovation and standardization are the product of over 129bn of investment into research and development over the past two decades, and approximately 4.4bn R&D expenses last year alone. With the latest declarations, the portfolio of Nokia cellular standard essential patents (SEPs) declared to one or more of …

24 March 2020
Nokia delivers record 5G capacity gains via software upgrade

Nokia delivers record 5G capacity gains via software upgrade Press Release Nokia delivers record 5G capacity gains via software upgrade 24 March 2020 Espoo, Finland Nokia today announced that it hit a milestone in the delivery of enhanced 5G capacity via a software upgrade on Nokias commercial AirScale solution. The …

19 March 2020
Nokia introduces new Wi-Fi 6 mesh router and technology innovations to deliver ultimate gigabit experience in a 5G world

Nokia introduces new Wi-Fi 6 mesh router and technology innovations to deliver ultimate gigabit experience in a 5G world 19 March 2020 Espoo, Finland 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 …

13 March 2020
Nokia Bell Labs? world records and innovations in fiber optics to enable faster and higher capacity 5G networks of the future

This world record, along with other optical networking innovations announced today, will further strengthen Nokias 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. Several of these achievements were presented as part of Nokia …

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

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. In addition, the top three finalists will receive awards …

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

In addition, the top three finalists will receive awards of $100,000 (grand prize), $50,000 (second place) or $25,000 (third place) to help enhance their innovations. Each finalist will alsobe considered for opportunities to work within Nokia Bell Labs to accelerate the advancement of their innovation, following the end of the …

3 March 2020
Nokia enhances fiber access portfolio to accelerate 5G

Nokia enhances fiber access portfolio to accelerate 5G 3 March, 2020 Espoo, Finland 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 …

3 March 2020
Nokia enhances fiber access portfolio to accelerate 5G

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 . To effectively deliver on 5G, operators will need a transport network that can provide the high-capacity, low-latency performance and small form factor needed to support …

19 February 2020
Nokia and Japanese rail operator, Odakyu Electric Railway, collaborate on AI-based railroad crossing safety trials

With testing underway at Tamagawa Gakuenmae No.8 railroad crossing in Machida City, Tokyo, Nokias scene analytics can detect abnormal events by applying machine-learning based artificial intelligence to available camera images. Trials will be conducted from February 14 into March. Analyzing available image feeds generated by conventional railroad crossing cameras, scene …

19 February 2020
Nokia and Japanese rail operator, Odakyu Electric Railway, collaborate on AI-based railroad crossing safety trials

With testing underway at Tamagawa Gakuenmae No.8 railroad crossing in Machida City, Tokyo, Nokias scene analytics can detect abnormal events by applying machine-learning based artificial intelligence to available camera images. Trials will be conducted from February 14 into March. Analyzing available image feeds generated by conventional railroad crossing cameras, scene …

17 February 2020
Nokia announces first-of-its-kind 5G certification program to train and certify industry professionals

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. The …

17 February 2020
Nokia announces first-of-its-kind 5G certification program to train and certify industry professionals

The vendor-agnostic certification program is designed for business and technology professionals at communications service providers and enterprises. By having their employees gain a greater understanding and proficiency in the application of end-to-end 5G technologies, companies will benefit from faster realization of 5G strategies and the competitive advantage of providing high-value …

9 January 2020
Nokia Highlights Momentum with 63 Commercial 5G Deals

Nokia Highlights Momentum with 63 Commercial 5G Deals Press Release Nokia Highlights Momentum with 63 Commercial 5G Deals 9 January 2020 Espoo, Finland Nokia today announced that it had reached 63 commercial 5G contracts worldwide, positioning it as a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end 5G solutions. The figure …

9 January 2020
Nokia Highlights Momentum with 63 Commercial 5G Deals

The figure includes customers such as AT&T, KDDI, Korea Telecom, LG Uplus, NTT DOCOMO, O2, SK Telecom, SoftBank, Sprint, STC, T-Mobile US, Verizon, Vodafone Italy and Zain Saudi from key 5G early adopter and progressive markets. This milestone highlights the quality and customer confidence in our 5G portfolio and we …

6 December 2019
Nokia Bell Labs Prize awarded to new processor technology pioneered by student and professor team from University of California at Berkeley

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. Their innovation is in a …

21 November 2019
Nokia names industrial automation startup HaiLa winner of the 2019 Nokia Open Innovation Challenge

HaiLa beat out more than 200 other startups from 70 countries around the world that competed in this years competition, which involved several assessment rounds. The company and four other finalists gave presentations and demonstrations at a grand finals event held today at Nokias global headquarters. German startup Wandelbots finished …

14 November 2019
Nokia and AT&T launch IoT Innovation Studio in Germany

From connected cars and factories to video analytics and future 5G-enabled applications, the dedicated space will demonstrate both current capabilities and the future of global connected solutions. The studio will allow companies to see first-hand how IoT solutions can solve global business problems. For example, they can experience how technology …

4 November 2019
Nokia and Innventure collaborate to innovate and scale disruptive technologies

The collaboration with Innventure will be led by Nokia Technologies, the company's licensing arm. Innventure and Nokia will focus initially on Adaptive Bandwidth Management (ABM) technology, which improves bandwidth utilization, security and resilience of satellite systems. The technology and inventions originate from Nokia Bell Labs. Over its more than 90-year …

9 October 2019
Nokia announces over 2,000 5G patent declarations

The 5G standardization process is managed by 3GPP, a partnership of seven standards development organizations including ETSI. Within 3GPP, the technical specifications for 5G communications have been developed collaboratively, selecting the best technologies from those contributed by a range of innovators. Products which comply with the standard can work interoperably …

2 October 2019
Nokia celebrates twelve months of 5G achievements

Nokia celebrates twelve months of 5G achievements Press Release 2 October 2019 Espoo, Finland Nokia is celebrating twelve months of 5G firsts: a milestone defined by 22game-changing achievements in the field of 5G. In addition, as North America is thus far the worlds largest 5G market, Nokia has positioned itself …

30 September 2019
Nokia completes world's first single-carrier terabit-per-second field trial, sets optical transmission capacity record over Etisalat's fibre network in UAE

A terabit-per-second is enough bandwidth to download the entire Game of Thrones video series in HD in under two seconds. This comes as Etisalatis investing heavily in its corenetwork infrastructure inanticipation ofthemassive increase in traffic from high bandwidth services. Higher bit rates per wavelength provide power and space savings, improved …

24 September 2019
Nokia showcases its end-to-end 5G leadership with new Future X Lab in Finland

The Lab will enable communications service providers, enterprises and infrastructure providers to learn and understand the techno-economic power of a 5G end-to-end network to better serve their customers and unleash new value. The Lab will showcase the strength of Nokias 5G end-to-end capabilities with live hardware, software and full network …

20 June 2019
NOKIA BELL LABS AND AMBER RESEARCHERS FORMULATE NEW BATTERY DESIGN FOR THE 5G WORLD

The increasing power requirements of connected devices such as smartphones, drones, electric cars and robots necessitates greater battery performance for both new applications as well as longer battery lifetimes. The new battery design also has far-reaching implications for 4G and 5G networks where conventional power may not be available for …

10 June 2019
Nokia extends commitment to network security for the 5G world

Nokia has a long-standing commitment to creating secure products via its comprehensive, industry-leading Design For Security (DFSEC) process. DFSEC ensures that security is designed into every product from the start, undergoing rigorous security testing prior to commercial release. To support collaborative research and development across the DFSEC 2.0 program, Nokia …

22 May 2019
GE Licensing and Nokia join forces to explore new channels to commercialize Nokia innovation

Scientists and engineers from across the company create thousands of new innovations every year. While most of these apply to the company's core businesses, many also have relevance in other markets. Nokia has joined forces with GE to develop programs using GE's expertise in partnerships, business models, licensing, technology transfers …

30 April 2019
Innovative startups working on solutions for the future of industrial automation invited to compete in the Nokia Open Innovation Challenge

This will usher in a new era of productivity for many sectors of the economy. The competition is organized in partnership with NGP Capital, a global venture capital firm, backed by Nokia. NGP Capital has 14 years of expertise in evaluating, investing, and accelerating promising growth-stage companies from all around …

25 April 2019
Nokia Corporation Interim Report for Q1 2019

The complete interim report for Q1 2019 with tables is available at www.nokia.com/financials . Investors should not rely on summaries of our interim reports only, but should review the complete interim reports with tables. RAJEEV SURI, PRESIDENT AND CEO, ON Q1 2019 RESULTS Q1 was a weak quarter for Nokia. …

18 April 2019
Nokia provides recast comparative segment results and additional financial disclosures for 2018 reflecting the new financial reporting structure

Nokia will publish its first-quarter 2019 interim report on April 25, 2019 at approximately 8 a.m. Finnish time (CET+1) in accordance with its new reporting structure. Analyst and media call details are provided below. Changes in reporting structure, effective from January 1, 2019 Nokia announced organizational changes to accelerate its …

19 March 2019
Room40 uses Nokia's machine-learning powered video, audio and IoT analytics to flag emergencies and crime at service stations, parking lots and construction sites

The solution will use machine-learning algorithms to identify anomalies in thousands of simultaneous streams of video, audio and sensor information, and flag incidents in real-time. Highway service stations are often the site of vandalism, theft and coordinated drug and human trafficking. The cost of 24/7 video and audio monitoring, either …