Nokia Teams Up With Intel on Technology Advancements For Its 5G Radio Portfolio

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  • The jointly developed custom silicon solutions are included in Nokia’s AirScale radio access products
  • Nokia and Intel will collaborate by using the latest Intel Xeon processor technology in Nokia’s cloud infrastructure

Nokia has collaborated with Intel on technology advancements for its 5G radio portfolio. The companies said that they have worked together on the Intel Atom P5900 processor that combines compute, connectivity and acceleration technologies.

The companies also stated that the jointly developed custom silicon solutions are included in Nokia’s AirScale radio access products. These are being shipped globally as a part of its 5G “Powered by ReefShark” portfolio. Nokia said that by adopting ReefShark widely in its AirScale portfolio, it is boosting performance and lowering the energy footprint of 5G network rollouts.

Silicon chip design technologies

Tommi Uitto, president of Mobile Networks at Nokia, said, “This partnership highlights our continued commitment to ensuring our 5G portfolio is underpinned by best-in-class technology. 5G networks need to support billions of devices and machines, and this massive increase in volume and scale means that existing infrastructure and components must evolve rapidly, adopting technologies and techniques to enable to deploy 5G networks quickly.”

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ReefShark chipsets use silicon chip design technologies and manufacturing capabilities. As per the company, it results in superior data throughput and lower energy consumption to support Nokia’s 5G AirScale network solutions. Nokia and Intel will collaborate by using the latest Intel Xeon processor technology in Nokia’s cloud infrastructure.

Nokia said, “Nokia’s AirFrame data center solution for edge and core also uses the latest second generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor with built-in AI acceleration. The processor is also included in both Nokia’s AirScale all-in-cloud virtual RAN (vRAN) and 5G core solutions to meet the requirements demanded by 5G technologies.”

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