NXP and Nokia’s Bell Labs demo converged 5G wireless and wireline access technology
In 2015, the companies announced plans for their collaboration in this area, and with this demonstration at
The research demo on display at the
Leveraging Bell Labs’ groundbreaking “XG-FAST” 10G DSL fixed line technology and a high capacity 5G millimeter-wave radio interface, the advanced prototype is capable of addressing future operator needs for converged, ultra-high capacity and connectivity to support any device and location.
The collaboration paired NXP’s deep understanding of advanced networking silicon and software with Bell Labs’ unmatched knowledge of fixed and wireless encoding technologies to develop the converged technology. The result is a disruptive, highly configurable access device that supports both high speed wireline and 5G wireless processing in a single NXP architecture. The technology is intended to speed and simplify the deployment of next-generation networks for service providers, dramatically reducing
“As the world’s networks move to converged fixed and wireless communications, and as access channels reach 10G speeds, this technology provides an architecture that will enable our customers to deploy fully configurable systems capable of connecting clients at the speeds they expect and over virtually any access technology. Our close partnership with NXP, and the expertise they bring in silicon design and architecture, has been critical in achieving this milestone,” said
“This convergence of wireless and wireline remote access technology shows an efficient ‘path to product’ for 5G, while giving NXP,