Nokia to Develop New 5G Radio Solutions


  • The Finnish telecom equipment maker, Nokia, announced on March 16 that it has partnered with the Microsoft, Amazon web services and Google so as to develop a new cloud-based 5G radio solution. 
  • This solution will be developed with its radio access network (RNA) technology. 
  • This partnership was gone with objective of developing a new business cases, in three separate statements.
  • RAN is the part of a mobile telecommunication system. 
  • This system implements a radio access technology. 
  • RAN resides between a device like computer, mobile phone or any remotely controlled machine. 
  • It also provides connection with the core network. 
  • Based on the standard mobile phones and other wireless connected devices are called as user equipment, terminal equipment or mobile station etc. 
  • The functionality of RAN is typically provided by the silicon chip which resides in both the core network and the user equipment.
Features of RAN:
  • The single handset or phone can be connected to multiple radio access networks simultaneously.  
  • The Handsets which are capable of this feature are called as the dual-mode handsets. 
  • For example, a handset can commonly support both GSM and UMTS or “3G” radio access technologies. 
  • Such devices also transfer the ongoing call across different radio access networks without any disruption to users.