Turk Telekom (TT) and Finland’s Nokia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to accelerate the development of 5G radio access network technology and the applications that will drive the Internet of Things (IoT). According to a press release from Nokia, TT will make its network infrastructure available to the vendor for real-time testing, and the companies will work together on trialling 5G and IoT technologies for tracking, metering, smart cities, smart home and latency-sensitive applications. They will then use their findings to develop 5G-ready solutions that will allow TT to evolve its network and be ready for the eventual introduction of commercial 5G services.
The MoU will see the companies focusing on the development of a cloud architecture for radio and core network technology that can support Network Slicing in particular. Nokia notes that with Network Slicing, a 5G network can be tailored to the diverse needs of different industries, enabling the large-scale transformation of sectors such as healthcare, security, automotive, public safety, industrial manufacturing, smart cities and more.
Ernst Nassl, Head of Region Turkey and Central Asia at Nokia, commented: ‘Our work with customers on 5G is crucial in allowing us to better understand real network use-cases for this technology and to accelerate commercial use.’