Nokia Rolls High-Capacity 5G Processors

Nokia is rolling out new silicon processors. They are the steeping stones of its next-gen 5G network gear. These chips promise huge increments in the capacity of data handling for mobile towers in high-rise buildings or thickly trafficked urban regions. The second largest maker of mobile network gear in the world after China’s Huawei, Finland’s Nokia, this week claimed that the processors are set to export in volume in the quarter three and can be added into its present AirScale series of 5G-ready and 4G network gear.

Named as ReefShark, Nokia claimed that the chips increase the capacity by 3x from 28 gigabits to 84 gigabits per second in its current chipset modules. These modules can be increased to allow a single base station/cell tower to mange almost 6 terabits each second. The earlier record for data usage at a sole sporting occasion was set in Houston at Super Bowl game in 2017, when the network equipment operators and the mobile operators of the U.S. reported trillions of bits, or almost 40 terabits, of data that was used in 2017 on game day.

Built into a sole cell tower, Nokia processors might manage 100x the joint Wi-Fi and mobile data used by stadium aficionados at Super Bowl football championship of 2017, claimed Phil Twist, chief at Nokia Mobile Networks marketing, to the media in an interview. Apart from increasing the data handling capacity almost 3x, the firm also claimed that its new processors can slash the size of antennas in half in cell towers, while slashing their power usage by 2/3rd.

Nokia claimed that it is operating with 30 mobile providers to organize the new devices into their wireless towers, indicating that the initial networks might be updated later in 2018, with mass-market consumptions to follow as soon as 5G-ready gadgets smack the shelves in the industry. The processors operate so-called Massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antennas that can receive and send a number of different streams of information at the same time, providing far greater coverage and capacity of the network from a sole cell tower, it claimed to the media in an interview.

The processors on average will permit the size of antennas to be slashed in half to as little as 18 Inches (45 Centimeters) tall from current antennas that tune in size from 1 Meter (3.3 Feet) to 2.6 Meters tall, allowing them to slot in far more places.