Showing posts with label Nokia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nokia. Show all posts

Monday, August 13, 2018

Nokia supplies Optical LAN for new Korean resort hotel

Nokia has completed the first phase of an Optical LAN deployment for the Jeju Shinhwa World in Jeju, South Korea. The new hotel is a massive resort project that will incorporate a theme park and other attractions.

The installation brings fiber to each of the 1,326 hotel rooms for supporting in-room IT services such as IPTV, VoIP, room control and Wi-Fi.

Technology used for the deployment:


  • Nokia's 7360 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) FX serves as a high-capacity access node
  • Nokia's 7368 Intelligent Service Access Manager (ISAM) Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) deliver superior triple-play services with high bandwidth capacity to the end users.
  • Nokia's 5571 PCC controls all LAN systems from one centralized advanced management platform optimized for performance and usability.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Nokia lands $3.5 billion, multi-year 5G deal with T-Mobile

T-Mobile US awarded a $3.5 billion contract to Nokia for the deployment of its nationwide 5G network.

Specifically, Nokia will help build T-Mobile's nationwide 5G network with 600 MHz and 28 GHz millimeter wave 5G capabilities compliant with 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR) standards. The agreement covers Nokia's end-to-end 5G technology, software and services portfolio. This includes Nokia's AirScale radio platforms and cloud-native core, AirFrame hardware, CloudBand software, SON and 5G Acceleration Services.

"We are all in on 5G," said Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer at T-Mobile. "Every dollar we spend is a 5G dollar, and our agreement with Nokia underscores the kind of investment we're making to bring customers a mobile, nationwide 5G network. And together with Sprint, we'll be able to do So. Much. More."

"Nokia and T-Mobile will advance the large-scale deployment of 5G services throughout the United States," said Ashish Chowdhary, Chief Customer Operations Officer, Nokia. "This is a testament to our companies' strong and productive working relationship, one which has produced several important technological milestones in recent months, and which now allows us to make 5G a commercial reality."

Regarding its financial outlook, Nokia said the AirScale radio platforms and cloud-native core, AirFrame hardware, CloudBand software, SON and 5G Acceleration Services in this contract were included in the guidance issued in the Nokia Financial Report for Q2 and Half Year 2018 as stated on July 26, 2018.

IEEE 5G World Forum: T-Mobile says 5G is AWESOME

"5G is AWESOME" -- that's the message delivered emphatically by Egil Gronstad, Senior Director of Technology Development and Strategy for T-Mobile USA, speaking to a mostly academic audience at the 2018 IEEE 1st 5G World Forum (5GWF’18) in Santa Clara, California this week. 

The main takeaway from his half-hour presentation: 5G is happening now at T-Mobile USA. The rollout is real and is proceeding if for no other reason than higher performance, which is always desirable in networking.


Some key takeaways:

  • T-Mobile's 5G commercial rollout begins this year in 30 cities and will be fully nationwide within 2.5 years. T-Mobile will deploy its 5G RAN using both 600MHz and 28GHz millimeter wave spectrum. Previously, Nokia confirmed that its equipment has been selected for the initial rollout.
  • A key learning is that 5G requires mid-band spectrum and T-Mobile's newly licensed 600 MHz spectrum is a strategic advantage
  • Building penetration loss for 5G in mmWave spectrum is significant
  • T-Mobile is not expecting to charge more for 5G service compared to its existing plans. The company expects to attract new customers and applications as the cost justification for upgrading to 5G
  • Voice needs to ride on the 5G network as soon as possible. In the transition to 4G, it was a mistake for voice to continue on the 3G for so long.
  • T-Mobile USA has no current plans for 5G fixed wireless service but is looking very closely at the business case.
  • T-Mobile USA has added one million or more users each quarter for the past 20 quarters

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Nokia posts dip in Q2 revenues and profitability

Nokia reported net sales in Q2 2018 of EUR 5.3 billion, down 5% compared to EUR 5.6 billion in Q2 2017. On a constant currency basis, net sales would have been down 1%. Non-IFRS diluted EPS in Q2 2018 was EUR 0.03, compared to EUR 0.08 in Q2 2017.

Nokia’s Networks business net sales were EUR 4.7 billion, with operating profit of EUR 69 million

  • The company expects commercial 5G network deployments to begin near the end of 2018. 
  • Strong momentum continued with large enterprise vertical and webscale customers, with double-digit year-on-year growth in net sales.
  • Approximately 40% of sales pipeline now comprised of solutions, products and services from multiple business groups.

Nokia Technologies net sales were EUR 361mn, with operating profit of EUR 292mn

  • Strong track record maintained, with 23% year-on-year growth in recurring licensing net sales and 27% year-on-year operating profit increase in Q2, primarily related to license agreements entered into in 2017.
  • Nokia Technologies continued to make good progress on new licensing agreements; no major agreements were announced in Q2.

Rajeev Suri, President and CEO, Nokia commented:

"Nokia’s Q2 2018 results were consistent with our view that the first half of the year would be weak followed by an increasingly robust second half. Pleasingly, I am able to confirm that we expect to deliver 2018 results within the ranges of our annual guidance."

"Our view about the acceleration of 5G has not changed and we continue to believe that Nokia is well-positioned for the coming technology cycle given the strength of our end-to-end portfolio. Our deal win rate is very good, with significant recent successes in the key early 5G markets of the United States and China."

"The installed base of our superb high-capacity AirScale product, which enables customers to quickly upgrade to 5G without a hardware swap, is growing fast. And, the strength of our end-to-end portfolio remains a differentiator. When you look at our sales pipeline, 40% of it is now comprised of end-to-end deals. That is the highest level we have seen to-date. "

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Extending MEF's Scope to Layer 1 Services



MEF is extending its service definition work to Layer 1, which is often referred to as wavelength or optical services. Several client protocols are supported, including Ethernet, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH. David Martin, Senior Systems Engineer, IP/Optical Networking, Nokia, discusses the advantages of this approach.

Filmed at the MEF Annual Members Meeting in Nashville.

See video: https://youtu.be/pZZaQK4Jrvg


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Thailand's dtac deploys 4G TDD with Nokia

dtac is deploying the first commercial 4G TDD network in Thailand using the 2300 MHz spectrum band operated in cooperation with TOT. The network is being deployed in the Northeast, North and South of Thailand, including major provinces such as Khon Kaen, Chiang Mai, and Phuket.

dtac is using the Nokia AirScale platform, including AirScale radios, AirScale System Modules, AirScale Active Antennas and NetAct. The upgrade leverages 3CC Carrier Aggregation, 256 QAM and 4x4 MIMO.

Sébastien Laurent, head of Nokia Thailand, said: "Nokia is honored and thankful for being selected by dtac to deliver our award-winning Radio Access Network solutions in three regions of Thailand. Our teams strive to deliver solutions and services providing faster mobile broadband experience to dtac's customers, as well as pave way for network evolution to 5G."

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Openreach picks Huawei and Nokia for Fibre First

Openreach has selected Huawei and Nokia for its "Fibre First" national Fibre-To-The-Premises (FTTP) rollout, which aims to reach three million homes and businesses across the UK by the end of 2020.

Huawei and Nokia have each been awarded contracts to provide new electronics that support Openreach’s headend equipment. Huawei has already started to deploy the new kit across the Openreach fibre network, whilst Nokia is expected to start installing equipment from July next year. This equipment includes the Huawei MA5800-X17 and the Nokia ISAM FX-16.

Peter Bell, CTO & NGA Operations Director, Openreach said: “We’ll be going flat out to make FTTP available to three million homes by the end of 2020, and we want to reach 10 million by the mid-2020s, so using cutting-edge technology will be integral to achieving that. Britons consume more than double the amount of data they did just three years ago and whilst we’re already a leading digital economy, Openreach continues to invest in network upgrades to make sure we can repeat that success and keep well ahead of demand.”

Jeffrey Zhou, president of Huawei Access network, said: “As a long-term strategic partner of Openreach, we look forward to continuing our work with the fibre and network delivery team. We welcome the opportunity to help build a better, faster and intelligent network that helps Openreach customers stay connected. Huawei is committed to building a better connected UK.”

Frederic Guillén, President of Nokia Fixed Networks, added: “We’re excited about this new five-year collaboration with Openreach and are confident that our innovation, strength and operational expertise will benefit all broadband subscribers in the UK.”



China Mobile awards EUR 1 billion deal to Nokia

China Mobile and Nokia signed a frame agreement valued at up to EUR 1 billion for the continued delivery of mobile, fixed, IP routing, optical transport, customer experience management technologies and operational support as well as services expertise throughout 2018.

The agreement was signed at the recent Sino-German Economic Forum by Li Huidi, Vice President of China Mobile, and Hans-Jürgen Bill, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Nokia and also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nokia Networks GmbH & Co KG in Germany. The German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang also attended the forum.

Nokia said it will supply China Mobile with best-in-class, end-to-end technology solutions to enable a next-generation network for the age of the cloud and machine communications.

In addition, Nokia and China Mobile have signed a memorandum of understanding for research and testing of the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning capabilities of next-generation networks for the delivery of intelligent network optimization and radio resource management.

Mike Wang, President of Nokia Shanghai Bell, said: "This is a highly significant agreement with our longstanding partner that consolidates Nokia's position as a leading provider of next-generation technologies and services in China. We are committed to delivering industry-leading, end-to-end capabilities that will allow operators to dramatically increase performance, which will introduce new possibilities for networks of the future."

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Nokia to set up R&D lab with China Mobile in Hangzhou

Nokia and China Mobile signed a MoU to establish a joint laboratory in Hangzhou, China to study the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning to 5G.

The new laboratory promises to foster an open RAN and 5G ecosystem working with third parties. The team will use the Nokia AirScale Cloud RAN, AirFrame OpenRack, open edge server and ReefShark chipsets, as well as Nokia-developed AI middleware to access embedded intelligence. Nokia and China Mobile will also conduct technology field trials and demonstrations.

China Mobile will lead the research in terms of scenario selection, requirements confirmation, open API standardization and solution definition.

"China Mobile has been paying attention to the application of artificial intelligence for a long time, and making effort to build an open and collaborative 5G+AI  ecosystem. With the signing of this MoU, we are pleased to t initiate the collaboration on the research of big data and machine learning technologies applying to 5G RAN network, and make joint effort in the O-RAN alliance which was kickoffed recently to enhance the intelligence of 5G network, reduce the complexity, and explore the new capabilities of network," says Yuhong Huang, Deputy General Manager of China Mobile Research Institute.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Nokia and Tencent partner on 5G webscale research

Nokia and Tencent, one of China's leading providers of Internet services, signed a Memorandum of Understanding covering joint research and development work to explore the potential of 5G for the provision of new applications, including those for a variety of vertical markets.

Nokia and Tencent will establish an end-to-end 5G test environment in Shenzhen. With 1.04 billion combined monthly active user accounts of its WeChat and QQ social media applications, Tencent aims to leverage the massive connectivity, increased speeds, capacity and reliability and lower latency enabled by 5G to enhance these services.

Key elements of the agreement:

  • Establishes a joint laboratory  equipped with leading 5G technologies, products and solutions, including  centralized and decentralized split architecture using Nokia Airscale Radio Access Network, 5G Core, MEC framework and third party devices.
  • Leverages the capabilities of an end-to-end 5G testing environment. Nokia and Tencent will conduct verification on service key performance indicators and develop new 5G and IoT use cases.


Zeng Yu, Vice President at Tencent, said: "We are pleased to collaborate with Nokia to leverage the technologies, products and expertise of both our companies to fufill the growing demands of a digital economy driven by 5G. Tencent and Nokia are fully committed to delivering richer, more diverse, multi-level services and applications for enterprises, and individual customers. Furthermore, we will support each other in creating more financial and social benefits in our respective fields, to pursue success in the new era of digital economy."

Marc Rouanne, president of Mobile Networks at Nokia, said: "This collaboration with Tencent is an important step in showing webscale companies around the globe how they can leverage the end-to-end capabilities of Nokia's 5G Future X portfolio.  Working with them we can deliver a network that will allow them to extend their service offer to deliver myriad applications and services with the high-reliability and availability to support ever-growing and changing customer demands."

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Nokia outsources its own IT management to HCL

Nokia awarded a 5-year contract to HCL Technologies for outsourced IT management services.

HCL will transform and modernize Nokia's IT infrastructure & applications landscape. Specifically, HCL will transition services from four incumbent vendors to establish an integrated IT services delivery & design framework and will implement a transformation roadmap. The deal is intended to help Nokia drive operational efficiencies in line with previously announced targets.

"This is an important development for Nokia and takes our digital transformation efforts to a new level, both for how it will enhance our IT and operational efficiencies internally for Nokia, and for how it will enable us to further elevate service delivery to our customers. HCL's track record of delivering transformational services at scale makes them the right partner for this all-important initiative," said Nokia Chief Operating Officer, Joerg Erlemeier.


  • HCL Technologies is a multinational IT services company, headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Orange conducts Cloud RAN trial with Nokia

Orange conducted a trial of Cloud RAN technology in its live network in Poland in conjunction with Nokia.

The trial, which used Orange's own cloud infrastructure, took place from March to the beginning of May in Poland, with radio sites in the city of Chelm and the virtualized part of the baseband running in a data center in Lublin, around 70 km away.. The two companies trialed Cloud RAN technology to prepare for the eventual introduction of a distributed cloud architecture for 5G by Orange.

Nokia's architecture splits baseband processing functionality across the radio cell sites and data center using its AirScale Cloud Base Station. Time-critical functions are performed at the cell site and connected via Ethernet fronthaul - allowing the operator to use its existing transport network - while centralized software hosted at the data center cost-efficiently performs non real-time functions.

About the trial

  • Nokia AirScale Cloud Base Station, a virtual base station for 4G and 5G, running 4G technology via Ethernet fronthaul
  • Orange's NGPop cloud infrastructure
  • Nokia AirFrame Data Center platform designed to meet stringent radio access capacity, performance and latency requirements
  • Nokia Cloud Infrastructure for Radio/Real Time
  • Nokia NetAct monitoring Cloud RAN and classical RAN in the commercial network

Piotr Jaworski, CTO of Orange Poland, said: "During this trial, Orange Poland has successfully trialed virtualized RAN architectures in collaboration with Nokia and investigated the impact on network operations. The quality and performance observed during the trial give confidence on the RAN virtualization and is a critical step for us towards 5G."

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Nokia advances its 5G Acceleration Services

Nokia introduced a number of new services to help mobile operators bring 5G-based services to market faster. The additions to Nokia 5G Acceleration Services include:

  • Nokia 5G Digital Design - a unique, patent-pending concept that leverages the Nokia AVA cognitive services platform and machine learning algorithms to simulate the impact of 5G use cases on networks. In the future, it will also use digital twin technology to quickly and accurately show the technological and cost impacts of real-world 5G implementation, and provide automated recommendations for action.
  • Cross-Domain Architecture and Site Evolution Services -- simplifies the complexity of multivendor and legacy networks, providing architecture and design solutions tailored to operator-specific 5G use cases. Comprehensive testing ensures that networks deliver the required latency, throughput and reliability.
  • Site Evolution Services -- help operators to evolve their 2G-4G networks to 5G quickly and cost-efficiently, saving both CAPEX and OPEX. Efficiencies are achieved with the reuse of existing site infrastructure and minimizing the number of site changes and visits, and quality is assured with field-proven site solutions tested with Nokia 5G equipment. 

Sanjay Goel, President, Global Services at Nokia, said: "5G network evolution is not only about the radio, but the entire cross-domain architecture and how operators can manage it. It's about where to invest first - and how to keep the investments and total cost of ownership under control. Nokia's use case-focused 5G services recognize that operators might initially want to use 5G for different purposes: some to offer consumer services, others focusing more on industrial applications. Leveraging Nokia's artificial intelligence, automation and multivendor expertise can help operators prioritize their investments based on their 5G strategies."

Nokia also announced Software Defined Network and virtual private networks capabilities within the Nokia Wavence microwave transmission system, enabling the creation and dynamic management of separated network slices for user groups in microwave segments in a 5G network.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

AT&T connects to Nokia's Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING)

AT&T is using Nokia's Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) to its enterprise customers the benefits of a global IoT ecosystem, including core network, dedicated IoT operations, billing, security, data analytics, etc.

AT&T and Nokia are also working together to develop, test and launch the next generation of IoT services for a wide range of industries including transportation, health, manufacturing, retail, agriculture, utilities, consumer electronics and smart cities.

Commercial deployment starts later this year.

Nokia's WING's core network assets are expected to be available in more than 20 countries across Europe, Asia, North America, South America, and the Middle East by the first quarter of 2020.

"Our work with Nokia WING will help clear away the complexity of large-scale IoT adoption so that our customers can unlock the potential of IoT worldwide," said Chris Penrose, President, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T. "Boosted by Nokia's globally deployed 'one-stop shop' network technology, we can be more nimble and responsive to our customers' needs."

"This collaboration proves our commitment to the global IoT market, providing seamless connectivity across geographical borders and technologies," said Sanjay Goel, President of Global Services at Nokia. "With AT&T's leading position in IoT and proven experience meeting real customer needs, we have a winning combination to bolster our global IoT capabilities."

Nokia and T-Mobile hit bi-directional 5G NR milestone

Nokia and T-Mobile hit a major milestone with the completion of the first bi-directional over-the-air 5G data session on a 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) system in the U.S. 

The test, which occurred in T-Mobile’s Bellevue lab, used Nokia’s 3GPP-compliant high-capacity 5G solution in the 28 GHz band transmitting to a user equipment simulator. Equipment included Nokia AirScale baseband and radio, AirFrame server, and AirScale Cloud RAN running 5G NR 3GPP-compliant software.

“This test is a big step forward in building REAL 5G that will work on actual smartphones,” said Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer at T-Mobile. “We’re excited to continue our work with Nokia to move the future of wireless forward and bring 5G to customers!”

“This successful 3GPP compliant over-the-air data transmission represents an important step for T-Mobile and the commercialization of 5G,” said Marc Rouanne, president of Mobile Networks, Nokia. “By building on the tests Nokia has previously conducted with T-Mobile, T-Mobile is well on its way to 5G commercial deployment.”

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Frontier picks Nokia XGS-PON to deliver 10G business and residential services

Frontier Communications will deploy Nokia's XGS-PON technology to deliver faster broadband speeds to business and residential customers. The phased roll out of the new enhanced services will initially focus on the greater Dallas/Fort Worth areas of Texas before expanding to the rest of the state along with Florida and California. 

Specifically, Frontier is extending its Nokia 7360 deployment with next-generation PON line cards. These allow Frontier to deploy XGS-PON or TWDM-PON on the same card with a pluggable optic swap.

Nokia's Next generation PON supports both traditional and SDAN (Software Defined Access Network) approach. The temperature-hardened 7360 supports 100G network uplinks/rings in CO and many cabinet based deployment options.

Steve Gable, CTO and EVP at Frontier Communications, said: "We are excited to be working with Nokia on solutions that bring multi-Gigabit services to the home and quickly scale to 10 Gigabits and beyond. Nokia's platform will enable us to effectively support xDSL, P2P fiber, GPON and 10Gbps PON requirements and gain the flexibility to seamlessly evolve into future PON technologies. Nokia's solutions will enhance the customer experience by offering a Frontier fiber-powered internet that is as fast as it is reliable."

Thursday, May 24, 2018

New Zealand's Chorus to test Nokia's wavelength services

New Zealand's Chorus will test Nokia's wavelength services solution for on-demand assurance and fulfilment of Layer 1 services compliant with the emerging MEF standard for L1 subscriber services.

The solution under trial will enable Chorus to offer new standards-based optical services to service providers.

Nokia's wavelength services solution includes the compact and carrier-class Nokia 1830 Photonic Service Demarcation (PSD) for customer premises functions.

Chorus is pursuing a "One Open Access Network Infrastructure" vision - an open platform from which it can accelerate the monetization of its infrastructure by offering fiber access, transport services, premium co-location and network hubs.

Ewen Powell, CTO at Chorus, said: "Chorus is looking forward to trialling the Nokia wavelength services solution. With its support for compact demarcation devices and end-customer portal access to fully instrumented service assurance dashboards and reports, we believe that solutions like this will further advance our service offer, and put more network control in the hands of our service providers."

Sam Bucci, head of optical networks for Nokia, said: "Our strategy for optical wavelength services, combined with open assurance and fulfilment tools, perfectly aligns with Chorus' wholesale strategy. Our partnership is founded on this shared vision, and we look forward to trialling this first-of-its-kind solution, which has the potential to open up an entirely different approach to wholesaling optical wavelength services, especially with the imminent release of the new MEF standard."

Monday, May 7, 2018

Nokia acquires SpaceTime for IoT software

Nokia has acquired SpaceTime Insight, a start-up based in San Mateo, California with offices in Canada, UK, India, and Japan, specializing in IoT analytics. Financial terms were not disclosed.

SpaceTime Insight provides machine learning-powered analytics and IoT applications. Its machine learning models and other advanced analytics, designed specifically for asset-intensive industries, predict asset health with a high degree of accuracy and optimize related operations. The company said customers include some of the world's largest transportation, energy and utilities organizations, including Entergy, FedEx, NextEra Energy, Singapore Power and Union Pacific Railroad.

Nokia said the acquisition expands its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio and IoT analytics capabilities, and accelerates the development of new IoT applications for key vertical markets.

Bhaskar Gorti, president of Nokia Software, said: "Adding SpaceTime to Nokia Software is a strong step forward in our strategy, and will help us deliver a new class of intelligent solutions to meet the demands of an increasingly interconnected world. Together, we can empower customers to realize the full value of their people, processes and assets, and enable them to deliver rich, world-class digital experiences."


SFR and Nokia test 5G NR in 3.5 GHz spectrum

SFR, in conjunction with Nokia, tested a 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) system over-the-air on the 3.5GHz frequency band. The test took place  at the Nokia 5G Test Network and Competence Center in Paris-Saclay, France.

The 5G call used Nokia's 5G-ready AirScale radio platform and Cloud RAN technology together with 3GPP-compliant end user test devices. A cloud infrastructure based on the Nokia AirFrame Datacenter solution was built to support Cloud RAN.

Nokia is a key supplier to SFR, specifically on the radio access network, and this latest milestone is fully in line with SFR's ambition to be at the forefront of innovation for the benefit of its customers.

François Vincent, head of Mobile Network at SFR, said: "SFR is developing a roadmap for the evolution of its networks that takes into account the benefits and complexity of implementing 5G. The joint projects and trials will enable us to meet future data demand in the most effective way, while exploring new ways to deliver our media content that will increase the subscriber experience."

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Australia's Vertel launches SD-WAN with Nuage Networks

Vertel, an Australian national telecommunications carrier specialising in the design, build and operation of next-generation wireless networks, is deploying Nuage Networks for it upcoming SD-WAN services launch for government, enterprise and service provider customers. The service launch is expected in July this year.

The SD-WAN will also underpin the delivery of a range of enhanced ICT services such as managed security, Unified Communications, IP-PBX, video conferencing, carrier-grade WLAN, private LTE, Push to talk over Cellular (PoC) and multi-access edge computing (MEC) services.

Overview of the solution to be deployed:


  • Nokia Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS) will enable Vertel to add automation, reduce operational expenditure and deliver secure and scalable WAN services across Australia
  • Nokia Professional Services team will ensure the efficient and timely completion of the project
  • Nuage Networks solution provides a single SDN automation platform for the private cloud, WAN, and public cloud, ensuring flexibility, agility and operational simplification

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Nokia reports flat sales in Q1 but cites building 5G momentum

Nokia reported net sales in Q1 2018 were EUR 4.9 billion, down from EUR 5.4 bn in Q1 2017. On a constant currency basis, net sales would have been flat year-on-year. Non-IFRS diluted EPS in Q1 2018 was EUR 0.02.

  • Nokia’s Networks business net sales were EUR 4.3bn, with operating profit of EUR 43mn
  • Q1 net sales and profitability were impacted primarily by lower net sales in North America. However, order intake and backlog were excellent in Q1. Therefore, Nokia expects the net sales trajectory in North America, as well as profitability, to improve significantly in the second half of 2018.
  • Based on firm orders, Nokia sees customer demand for 5G accelerating further, particularly in North America, where we expect commercial 5G network deployments to begin near the end of 2018.

Rajeev Suri, Nokia's president and CEO, stated: "We also see a clear path to market share gains this year given our success in 4G expansion, 5G deals, IP routing in both the service provider segment and adjacent markets, and optical, driven by 5G and webscale customers. While our Networks gross margin in Q1 decreased on a year-on-year basis, the primary underlying reasons for that – regional and product mix – are largely temporary in nature and expected to improve in the second half
of 2018. It is also important to understand that we did not see significant degradation of margins at the overall product level. We remain on track to deliver on our EUR 1.2 billion cost savings commitment."



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