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Nokia shows off 5G tech at live pilot in Singapore

Staff Writer |
Nokia and StarHub have completed the first outdoor pilot of '5G New Radio' on the 3.5GHz frequency band in Singapore, it was announced on Tuesday.

The Finnish telecoms equipment company and the Singaporean mobile network demonstrated industrial and consumer applications of the technology to staff, industry partners and enterprise customers over live Nokia 5G cells and core network technology at StarHub's headquarters in the city-state.

Nokia reported that one industrial application replicated a manufacturing environment, featuring how businesses could use 5G-enabled video analytics to enhance efficiency and minimise production errors.

Another demonstration showed how sports fans could use virtual reality headsets to enjoy 'live' events virtually lag-free over 5G.

The companies said the over-the-air pilot with third party devices showcased the capabilities of a 5G non-standalone network architecture - Nokia 5G radio technology interworking with StarHub's 4G core network - to deliver the speeds, capacity and latency required to support enhanced mobile broadband services.

Nokia deployed 'AirScale Radio Access' technology with '5G New Radio' 3GPP-compliant software and the 'Nokia AirFrame' data centre solution, which it said leveraged its services expertise to optimise the deployment.

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