Nokia will conduct trials of 5G technology with DOCOMO in the Tokyo metropolitan area throughout 2017, focusing on busy tourist, shopping and business locations, as well as at key public events hosted by the operator. The tests will use 4.5 GHz spectrum, one of the candidate bands for 5G in Japan.
Nokia will introduce its 4.9G technologies by the end of 2017, allowing operators to dramatically enhance their network performance and manage the significantly higher infrastructure demands on the path to 5G. A 4.9G massive MIMO Adaptive Antenna will also increase cell capacity by up to five times, while a new 4.5G Pro AirScale Micro Remote Radio Head (RRH) will allow operators to take advantage of unlicensed spectrum to enable Gigabit speeds.
Nokia announced its new Gainspeed product family for unified cable access, giving cable operators a faster, more cost-effective way to increase the capacity of their existing HFC networks and meet growing customer demand for greater bandwidth services.
Nokia is to make the first ever demonstration of a 5G network running on commercial platforms as part of its showcase at 5G World that will underline the momentum of bringing 5G to commercial reality. Following the successful launch in February of the industry-first 5G-ready AirScale Radio Access technology Nokia will demonstrate AirScale working together with its Cloud Packet Core, running on a Nokia AirFrame data center platform, the foundation of a commercial 5G architecture.
Nokia announced initial actions to reduce company personnel, part of a "synergy and transformation program" following the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent. Nokia is targeting €900 million of operating cost synergies to be achieved by the end of 2018.
Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent celebrate their first day of combined operations, marking the completion of Nokia's latest transformation and the creation of a global leader in technology and services for an IP connected world.
Shareholders at Nokia Corp. overwhelmingly expressed their support for the proposed acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, by adopting all resolutions set forth in an Extraordinary General Meeting ("EGM") concerning an authorization to issue shares and changes to the articles of association and composition of the board of directors.
Nokia announced that it has received antitrust clearance from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) for its proposed acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent. The clearance in China completes the material antitrust review process required for the transaction.