Sunday, 25 August 2019

37 and counting: Nokia ramps up its preparations for a year of 5G rollouts

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Wednesday 08 May 19

Total Telecom caught up with Phil Twist, vice president for Communications at Finnish tech giant, Nokia, to discuss the imminent rollout of 5G network services and the challenges of differentiating yourself as a network equipment provider in the current market

With the launch of 5G in South Korea last month, the age of 5G is finally upon us. As the rest of the world looks to follow South Korea's lead, operators around the globe are going into 5G overdrive in a bid to rollout their next generation mobile networks. While some of the chasing pack have criticised South Korea for using some pre-standardised technological components in its 5G launch, Nokia says that Korea has acted as a useful "proving ground" for network equipment providers to put their 5G kit through its paces.   Made in Korea "In Korea, we have to remember that its early market conditions, so it's kind of like the proving ground for everyone to make sure that the the specifications work in a live environment, that the hardware works in the real world and not just in the test lab, and that it all comes together at scale," said Twist.   The Finnish tech giant was involved with all three of South Korea's network operators during their simultaneous 5G launch on the 3rd of April…

With the launch of 5G in South Korea last month, the age of 5G is finally upon us. As the rest of the world looks to follow South Korea's lead, operators around the globe are going into 5G overdrive in a bid to rollout their next generation mobile networks. While some of the chasing pack have criticised South Korea for using some pre-standardised technological components in its 5G launch, Nokia says that Korea has acted as a useful "proving ground" for network equipment providers to put their 5G kit through its paces.   Made in Korea "In Korea, we have to remember that its early market conditions, so it's kind of like the proving ground for everyone to make sure that the the specifications work in a live environment, that the hardware works in the real world and not just in the test lab, and that it all comes together at scale," said Twist.   The Finnish tech giant was involved with all three of South Korea's network operators during their simultaneous 5G launch on the 3rd of April…

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