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Nokia to jointly develop 5G processors with Finnish university

07 October 2020

Nokia is jointly developing 5G system-on-chip (SoC) custom processors for next generation networks with Finland’s Tampere University.

The partnership will be based on Tampere’s campus and aims to accelerate the introduction of processors that work with Nokia’s ReefShark chipset portfolio. The center of the partnership, which is expected to be up and running later this year, will enhance Nokia’s silicon capabilities and development of proprietary SoCs.

The joint venture will target an annual chip cadence with ecosystem partners and Nokia will contribute to module and physical implementation. Nokia said it will explore areas such as machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and security hardware developments as well as open source hardware based SoCs.

Recently, Nokia signed 17 new commercial deals, bringing the company to 100 commercial 5G deals with individual customers and a total of 160 5G engagements. Of this, enterprise customers now make up 12% of Nokia’s 5G deals including recent private wireless deployments with Deutsche Bahn, Toyota Production Engineering and Sandvik.

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