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Nokia opens 5G Future X Lab

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Jenna Delport
Jenna Delport
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Nokia opens 5G Future X Lab
Nokia opens world’s first end-to-end 5G Future X Lab. (Image source: bell-labs.com)

On Wednesday, 25 September 2019, Nokia announced that its global headquarters in Espoo, Finland, has opened a 5G Future X Lab. The lab has been designed to include an ‘Experience Zone’ where customers will see demonstrations of Nokia technologies and innovations – giving them the chance to experience the company’s full range of 5G equipment, software and services.

It will also showcase the strength of 5G end-to-end capabilities providing communications service providers with a platform to learn and understand the techno-economic power of 5G networks.

“The Future X Lab is an extensive build-out of a 5G end-to-end network, enabling customers to explore how a dynamically reconfigurable and automated network can increase network performance in areas of latency, capacity, reliability and security while reducing total cost of ownership. This new state-of-the-art facility is an extension of our Future X Lab in Murray Hill, NJ, and will enable us to better serve European customers and innovate with key industrial verticals,” says Marcus Weldon, Nokia’s Corporate Chief Technology Officer and President of Nokia Bell Labs.

“We look forward to hosting customers from around the world at either Lab to experience network slicing and learn firsthand how our 5G end-to-end network architecture will help them create new economic value.”

According to a study from Nokia Bell Labs Consulting, a 5G end-to-end network with an integrated solution from a single prime vendor can reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by more than 20 percent and decrease time to market by at least 30 percent, compared to multi-vendor solutions.

 The Lab’s key experiences include: 

  • Service and Slicing Operations Center
  • Massive Scale Access
  • Universal Adaptive Core
  • Programmable Network Operating System
  • Digital Value Platform
  • Dynamic Data Security

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