Nokia and Türk Telekom form 5G partnership

Companies sign a MoU to develop 5G network to advance the Internet of Things

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Nokia and Türk Telekom form 5G partnership The MoU will see both companies collaborating on testing 5G and IoT technologies for tracking, metering, smart cities, and smart home and latency-sensitive applications
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  April 18, 2016

Nokia and Türk Telekom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop 5G radio access network technology and the applications associated to drive the Internet of Things (IoT).

Nokia is already deploying 4G LTE- advanced technology for the Turkish telco, but now the plan is that Türk Telekom will make its network infrastructure available to Nokia for real-time testing to drive 5G in TurkIn.

According to the partnership, 5G technology will enable simple connectivity to transform networks by delivering massive capacity, connectivity and ultra-fat speeds, with almost zero latency, which aims to meet the demands of devices, applications and things in the "programmable world".

Ernst Nassl, head of customer business team Turkey and Central Asia at Nokia, said: "By signing the agreement with Türk Telekom to develop 5G and IoT technologies, we are taking an important step towards defining the future of mobile networks. Our work with customers on 5G is crucial in allowing us to better understand real network use-cases for this technology and to accelerate commercial use."

The MoU will see both companies collaborating on testing 5G and IoT technologies for tracking, metering, smart cities, and smart home and latency-sensitive applications. The findings will be used to develop 5G-ready solutions to ensure Türk Telekom can evolve its network and be ready to meet the introduction of commercial 5G services.

Rami Aslan, CEO at Türk Telekom, said: "We intend to be a pioneer in the deployment of technologies that differentiate our customer services. Working with Nokia, we have already launched 4G LTE-Advanced in Turkey, and the development of 5G technology will allow us to drive digital revolution, changing the way of life for our customers and growing the economy. We are pleased to yet again leverage Nokia's expertise and innovation leadership."

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