German University To Lead Research for Nokia’s 5G Architecture

Nokia sign deal with German university

The University of Kaiserslautern has pledged to bring new thinking to Nokia Networks after the Finnish giant pledged to sponsor its research into 5G network architecture.

“network architecture will play an important role”

With 5G set to be made up of complex multi-layer and multi-technology networks, changes are required in telecommunications architecture. Nokia Networks has decided to link up with the German university, which it describes as ‘an academic leader in network architecture research’.

‘5G is not only about new radio access technology, network architecture will play an important role as well,’ claimed Peter Merz, Head of Radio Systems at FutureWorks of Nokia Networks. ‘We are working with University of Kaiserslautern to develop components and capabilities that will make it possible to execute our vision for the 5G architecture.’

“we will bring new thinking to Nokia Networks”

Dr. Hans D. Schotten, who is the scientific director of the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence as well as a staff member at the university, was keen to outline the benefits of the partnership for both parties.

‘The opportunity to do 5G research together with Nokia Networks is invaluable to our students and researchers,’ he said. ‘Equally, I am sure we will bring new thinking to Nokia Networks . I’m confident that together we will be able to come up with a basis for developing novel and highly efficient network architecture.’

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