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Nokia completes acquisition of Elenion Technologies

  Nokia completes acquisition of Elenion Technologies 25 March 2020 Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Elenion Technologies, a U.S.-based company focusing on silicon photonics technology. The planned acquisition was originally announced February 19, 2020. Elenion’s technology expertise and unique design platform and services enable Nokia to expand its market footprint by addressing the critical and rapidly evolving optical connectivity requirements of 5G, cloud and enterprise networking. Ownership of these key assets brings time-to-market and cost advantages to Nokia’s broad portfolio of networking solutions by applying the massive scale and economies of silicon design and manufacturing to the optical supply chain.   About Nokia We create the technology to connect the world. Only Nokia offers a comprehensive portfolio of network equipment, software, services and licensing opportunities across the globe. With our commitment to innovation, driven by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs, we are a leader in the development and deployment of 5G networks. Our communications service provider customers support more than 6.4 billion subscriptions with our radio networks, and our enterprise customers have deployed over 1,300 industrial networks worldwide. Adhering to the highest ethical standards, we transform how people live, work and communicate. For our latest updates, please visit us online www.nokia.com and follow us on Twitter @nokia....

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Fluvius in Belgium continues its network upgrade with Teleste’s intelligent optical nodes

Fluvius in Belgium continues its network upgrade with Teleste’s intelligent optical nodes TURKU, FINLAND – 24 March 2020 – Teleste continues to supply its intelligent optical nodes to Fluvius, the leading multi-utility operator in Belgium. The now-agreed deliveries consist of 750 of Teleste’s AC8810 intelligent 1.2 GHz nodes to Fluvius’ network upgrade in the Flanders region, extending the cooperation between the companies that started for the project in 2019.  The value of the agreement is estimated to be approximately EUR 1.1 million. By upgrading its cable infrastructure, Fluvius seeks to ensure future high-speed data transmission capabilities for the subscribers within its network of more than 500.000 homes passed. To ensure a successful outcome for the project, the company’s public bidding process was based on the product price as well as evaluation of the technical criteria, including features such as remote ingress switching, power consumption and housing as well as user-friendly configuration. “Teleste’s intelligent optical nodes have been designed to give operators excellent capacity performance enhanced with built-in features that enable their easy management and reliable, cost-efficient operation in the field. We are pleased that the technology has met Fluvius’ requirements during the first phase of their network upgrade and we are looking forward to continuing our cooperation in the delivery of future-proof services to their their broadband subscribers,” said Rami Kimari, Teleste’s Vice President of HFC Networks. Teleste’s AC8810 1.2...

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Nokia announces over 3,000 5G patent declarations

Nokia announces over 3,000 5G patent declarations   Nokia has declared more than 3,000 patent families as essential for 5G, less than six months after declaring its previous milestone at 2,000 patent declarations Achievement reflects further acceleration in Nokia’s leadership in technology development and standardization of 5G Continued investment in R&D strengthens the Nokia patent portfolio, one of the broadest and strongest in the industry   24 March 2020 Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it has declared more than 3,000 patent families to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) as essential for the 5G standard, reflecting its continuing leadership and strong momentum in cellular technology R&D and standardization.  Driven by world-class inventions from the renowned Nokia Bell Labs, which has invented many of the foundational 5G technologies that are commercial today, Nokia has played a leading role in pioneering key technologies for 5G, working with the 3GPP organization to establish 5G standards and enabling the rollout of 5G networks. 3GPP is a partnership of seven standards development organizations including ETSI. Nokia had a key role in driving the first set of globally interoperable 5G standards to completion and is now contributing towards the next set of standards. Through its research innovation and standardization leadership, Nokia enabled the ecosystem development for 5G technologies, paving the way for consumers and industries to have access to 5G faster and smoothly. Nokia’s...

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WORK Microwave DVB-S2 Solutions Power Earth Observation Data Reception in Antarctica

WORK Microwave DVB-S2 Solutions Power Earth Observation Data Reception in Antarctica DVB-S2 Modem Provides High Throughput and Exceptional Signal Reception for Next-Gen Space Missions HOLZKIRCHEN, Germany — March 24, 2020 — WORK Microwave, a leading European manufacturer of advanced satellite communications equipment, today announced that a leading geospatial analytics company is using its DVB-S2 IP Receiver SDD-IP to receive earth observation data from Antarctica. Utilizing WORK Microwave’s DVB-S2 receiver, the company can achieve high throughput and outstanding signal reception performance. WORK Microwave’s DVB-S2 receiver is a robust platform for receiving IP and Ethernet data over DVB-S2 satellite connections. Supporting a flexible range of output formats, the receiver is perfect for a variety of space missions. Today, WORK Microwave’s DVB-S2/S2X IP Receiver SDD-IP and AR-60 have been widely deployed across all continents from Svalbard, Norway, to Antarctica for earth observation and other data-critical applications. “WORK Microwave is actively engaged in both traditional and emerging satellite markets. More and more, we’re seeing LEO, MEO, 5G, and EO satellites in use, and we’re excited to support those platforms and pave the way to the next-generation space era,” said Joerg Rockstroh, director of digital products at WORK Microwave. “Through earth observation we can deliver a fundamentally better picture of our planet, and reliable signal reception is critical to making that happen.”   About WORK Microwave (www.work-microwave.com) Headquartered in Holzkirchen, Germany (near Munich), and...

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Nokia delivers record 5G capacity gains via software upgrade

    Nokia delivers record 5G capacity gains via software upgrade Lab test used Sprint 5G with E-UTRAN New Radio – Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) and MU-MIMO to deliver huge network capacity gains Vastly increases network capacity delivering up to four times the capacity Operators to benefit as demand for 5G services set to double by 2022, according to Statista1   24 March 2020 Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it hit a milestone in the delivery of enhanced 5G capacity via a software upgrade on Nokia’s commercial AirScale solution. The lab test delivered approximately 3Gbps total downlink cell throughout and was performed using Sprint 5G with a software upgrade of E-UTRAN New Radio – Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) and Multi-User-Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) – the first time this has been achieved. When the service is made commercially available, it will allow operators to vastly increase their network capacity via a software update without having to invest in additional spectrum. The test, which utilized Sprint’s 2.5 GHz spectrum as well as commercial devices such as hotspots, leveraged Massive MIMO to achieve 16 layers of MU-MIMO to deliver up to four times the total downlink cell throughput. Typically MIMO consists of 2 layers of network capacity. Massive MIMO, which was invented by Nokia Bell Labs, considerably multiplies the capacity of a wireless connection without requiring additional spectrum. Nokia’s AirScale Dual Mode...

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