Nokia Corporation is a Finnish multinational telecommunications, information technology, and consumer electronics corporation, established in 1865. Nokia's main headquarters are in Espoo, Finland, in the greater Helsinki metropolitan area, but the company's actual roots are in the Tampere region of Pirkanmaa.
ABI Research named Nokia a Top Implementer in a competitive ranking of 5G End-to-End Core Network Automation and Orchestration vendors. Nokia boasts a strong record of real-world implementations of its solution as well. In particular, Nokia boasts a comprehensive security solution, with a full suite of security applications available for operators to choose from. In terms of inter-vendor operability, the company supports multi-vendor solutions with open and standards-based APIs and is also able to manage hybrid- and multi-cloud environments.
In the past years, Nokia has redefined itself beyond consumer mobile and into enterprise segments as a supplier to telcos and in IoT services. Nokia’s device management platform is leading in innovation jointly with Huawei. Nokia excels in messaging protocol breadth and has leadership in remote configurability, as well.
Nokia implements the ReefShark design for radio, boosting beamforming capabilities and delivering the best network optimization and overall system performance. The ReefShark chipset decreases mMIMO antenna size by 50% and reduces energy usage by up to 64%. The company can increase network capacity by software upgrades without using additional spectrum. The software upgrade enables mMIMO to achieve 16 layers of MU-MIMO and deliver up to 4X the total DL cell throughput.
Nokia was named a Leader in ABI Research's Open RAN Vendor Assessment. Nokia has been developing multiple products to support its Open vRAN deployments. For example, Nokia’s AirScale Cloud RAN is a step forward toward vRAN, and has been designed to introduce vertical disaggregation of baseband software with purposebuilt baseband processing hardware.
As a Top Innovator in the Open RAN Vendor market, Nokia the first incumbent vendor to join the O-RAN Alliance, and one of the major contributors to ORAN Alliance specifications, including Fronthaul (FH) interface and RIC platform developments. Second, Nokia is among the vendors actively involved in testing and integrating Open RAN components.
Nokia ranked as a Top Implementer in ABI Research's assessment of Open RAN vendors. Nokia demonstrated a significant commitment related to the Open RAN ecosystem by successfully completing several PoCs and trials with live networks. Nokia has partnerships with all major cloud, Kubernetes providers, chipset vendors, and Tier One and Tier Two mobile operators to roll out its O3pen RAN deployments. In addition, Nokia is a member of major global organizations and Standards Development Organizations (SDOs).
Manufacturers are constantly looking to integrate and optimize both Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) assets for more efficient operations and better results. If anything, this trend has been exacerbated during the last 18 to 24 months with the increasing need for distributed teams to be able to collaborate remotely in real time, improve productivity, and maintain the normal order of business.