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Nokia brushes buzzwords aside to fight for fixed networks

Fixed network infrastructure players know all too well the mammoth task ahead required to be heard in an increasingly wireless world, so we made sure to set aside time with at least one major vendor at MWC – sitting down with Nokia at its typically extravagant stand last week. “There is more and more convergence between mobile and fixed networks. There are going to be 5G small cells on every street corner using existing broadband infrastructure,” explained Nokia’s VP and GM of the Broadband Access Business Unit, Geert Heyninck, alongside Head of Marketing for Fixed Networks Stefaan Vanhastel. This same trend has brought the Broadband Forum into close contact with the mobile standards bodies, and recently it submitted proposals for…

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