Nokia Networks, China Mobile sign MoU on 5G Development
Nokia Networks and China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on their strategic cooperation in the evolution and development of 5G. The agreement was recently signed by Huang Yuhong, Vice President of China Mobile Research Institute, and Vicki Zhang, Head of Technology, Greater China, Nokia Networks. The two parties will work together on the research, standardization and industrialization of key 5G features such as multi-connectivity and high-speed seamless mobility.
Nokia Networks and CMRI will cooperate on a wide range of 5G areas:
- 5G services scenarios and requirements of network infrastructure including 5G infrastructure support for IoT services and the joint development of a vision.
- 5G global standardization and industrialization to enhance cooperation in international 5G organizations such as 3GPP and ITU and jointly drive a unified global 5G standard; to jointly promote the role of TD-LTE evolution in 5G via the GTI platform; to work together on 5G spectrum and explore the availability of additional harmonized global spectrum for 5G.
- Research, system concept and prototyping of key 5G features including 5G multi-connectivity solutions; 5G seamless mobility; and Massive MIMO.
- 5G use cases conducting joint demos on typical 5G applications as well as verifying key 5G technologies and systems in field trials.
Nokia Networks is actively contributing to joint industry work, standardization, spectrum and regulatory discussions, and participates in collaborative research such as Europe's 5G PPP (5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership). It is the technical coordinator of the METIS-II project and leads the 5G NORMA consortium which defines the 5G architecture.
Nokia Networks has established a broad range of innovation partnerships on 5G. Company is running 5G innovation projects with major operators including China Mobile, NTT DOCOMO, Korea Telecom, SK Telecom and Deutsche Telekom.