Tele2 Russia, Nokia demonstrate capabilities of 5G

Moscow - Tele2, an alternative mobile operator, and Nokia, a global leader in innovative solutions, successfully tested the fifth-generation mobile communication technologies. During the tests, the companies investigated various scenarios for the use of 5G.

Tele2 and Nokia held a demonstration of the possibilities of fifth generation mobile communication technology in the framework of the cooperation agreement signed in 2016. The parties agreed on the intensive development of 5G networks in order to most effectively meet the challenges associated with the growing demand for data services between people, devices and machines.

5G technology will encourage the emergence of new applications and usage scenarios, including in areas such as industrial automation, unmanned vehicle management, remote medicine, virtual entertainment. Each of these applications requires ultra-high speeds and low signal transmission delay.

At the demonstration Tele2 and Nokia represented various options for using the technology of the fifth generation. As a first scenario, the companies showed how the 5G-based solutions can be used for unmanned vehicle management and the organisation of "smart" traffic in an urban environment.

In the implementation of the second scenario, the work of the video analytics complex based on 5G was demonstrated: the technology allows fully automating video surveillance and building an intelligent perimeter security. In this case, the system analyzes the trajectory of the movement of objects and in the case of detection of suspicious persons or objects immediately notifies the operator. In addition, 5G-based solutions help to track unauthorized appearance of objects - forgotten or intentionally left by intruders - or their disappearance.

To conduct tests, the company involved NokiaAirFrame equipment (MobileEdgeComputing solution) and AirScale, which operates in the 4.5 GHz band. The companies used MIMO 8x8 technology using eight antennas on the base and subscriber stations and provided multi-stream video transmission. This solution quadruples the data transmission speed in comparison with the MIMO technology 2x2 in LTE networks.

Ritvars Krievs, Technical Director of Tele2:

"The deployment of 5G networks should be supported by the high readiness of new breakthrough services to commercial exploitation, for example, smart cities, unmanned vehicles, augmented reality and others. Despite the fact that the formation of a new 5G-ecosystem will take time, technologically we should be ready to introduce innovative services. The results of the first tests proved the effectiveness of our partnership with Nokia in accelerating the development of 5G networks and great prospects in using the latest technology. "

Demetrio Russo, vice president of Nokia in the Eastern Europe region:

"This demonstration is another important step in the development of cooperation between Nokia and Tele2 in the sphere of 5G. We confirm our willingness to provide all possible support to Tele2 in evolution to 5G networks, using the most optimal and cost-effective transition scenario with subsequent commercial implementation of 5G systems. We plan further joint projects within the framework of our agreement in the sphere of 5G technologies, which open up enormous opportunities for increasing efficiency in various fields of activity and improving the quality of everyday life. "

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