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Nokia plots path to 5G Massive MIMO and more private networks

While Ericsson showed off its 5G Core and latest New Radio (NR) technologies all at once, as an end-to-end platform (see separate item), Nokia has been putting out pre-MWC teasers one by one, on an almost daily basis. While its Cloud Packet Core was the center of a series of announcements a fortnight ago, it saved its ‘4.9G’ radio updates until the following week. Like Cloud Packet Core, and its IoT-focused launches such as the WING managed connectivity platform, its latest LTE and pre-5G offerings have a newly intense focus on supporting private networks for vertical industry players. These are presented as being a way for MNOs to expand their business, to provide enterprises with private networks, or in future…

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