Nokia confirms its position with 42 commercial 5G deals in place with operators around the world, 22 with named customers such as T-Mobile, Telia Company, and Softbank. Including these agreements, Nokia’s 5G deals, trials, and demos total over 100 5G customer engagements to date. Since the announcement of the 30th commercial 5G contract at the end of March the company has seen an average of one major contract win each week – with a steady pipeline in place for further agreements.
With an end-to-end portfolio that is unique in the industry, Nokia can work in partnership with operators to deliver real 5G. Nokia’s in house 5G mmWave Small Cells and AirScale BTS provide in-building and outdoor coverage, while their Microwave Anyhaul, cloud-native RAN, antennas, and 5G cloud-native core are part of approximately half of their agreements to date. Beyond mobile networks portfolio, Nokia has excellent FP4 network processor-based IP routers and PSE-3 chipset-powered optical networking – customers can use the Nokia network services platform to make this into full-5G-strength software-defined connectivity smart network fabric, secured by Nokia security orchestration, analytics, and response (Nokia SOAR) to ensure resilient 5G.
Early rollouts of 5G have been well publicized in North America, Korea, and Europe and Nokia is looking forward to announcing its work with operators in emerging nations and regions, such as India and Latin America over the coming months.