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Nokia and Optus Pool Resources on 5G development

Technology has taken a quantum leap forward in enhancing the user experience in the virtual space. In terms of internet, it is getting better by the day and the lightening fast 4G speed has changed the browsing experience altogether.

With an aim to enhance this high speed internet experience, Finnish multinational communications and information technology company – Nokia, has signed an agreement with Singtel Optus Pty Limited, the second largest telecommunications company in Australia, to pool resources on 5G development.



This will enable a host of network facilities such as ultra-low latency applications, massive Internet of Things and extreme broadband.

Optus has conducted initial closed tests with Nokia on a new 5G radio test bed on Nokia’s Airscale product. The tests represented 5G speed capacity with the delivery of Virtual Reality video content. It also highlighted ultra-reliable low-latency networking facilitating new industrial use cases such as real-time responsive robots.

Nokia Bell Labs and the Nokia Korea Advanced Technology Center have developed initial network plans using 3D maps, accurate ray-tracing simulations and other technologies to address the potential for blockages of the 28-GHz band, including human bodies blocking line of sight between device and base station.

The company is also working to address other key network planning challenges, including sufficient non-line-of-sight coverage in outdoor areas.

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