Intel Working with Nokia, Samsung and Others to Develop a Unified 5G Standard

Intel is accelerating the path to 5G by working with key players in the industry to develop a unified 5G standard and introduce new solutions and products to connect the world.

Nokia has introduced 5G FIRST, a solution that will allow operators to rapidly address the huge demands of connected people and industries. The Nokia 5G FIRST solution will use the global Intel 5G Modem in its initial deployments. In addition to using Intel architecture and the Intel 5G modem, it will also include Nokia’s Radio Access Network (RAN) including Nokia AirScale massive MIMO Adaptive Antennas, packet core and mobile transport solutions and. Nokia 5G FIRST is set for initial deployments starting in 2017, providing operators a first-to-market advantage based on early specifications.

Intel will also be joining AT&T, NTT DOCOMO, SK Telecom, Vodafone, Ericsson, Qualcomm Technologies, British Telecom, ZTE, Korea Telecom and others to announce support for the acceleration of the 5G New Radio (NR) standardization schedule to enable large-scale trials and deployments as early as 2019. They believe this concerted effort across key industry players will put them one step closer to a unified standard to drive 5G transformation across all of the key technology areas.

Riding on Intel’s legacy, Samsung Mobile too has announced two new Galaxy Book devices with 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors inside. The Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6-inch and 12-inch offer the power and productivity of a PC and, with a game-changing S-Pen and Intel LTE connectivity, take mobile computing to another level. Both devices run on the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system and offer the full desktop Microsoft Office* experience for maximum productivity.

Intel is showcasing all of its latest portfolio of 5G technology the MWC 2017 in Barcelona.