China Mobile and Nokia ink AI/5G partnership

10 Jul 2018

China Mobile and Nokia have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to investigate the potential role that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning could have in optimising future networks and enabling the delivery of edge cloud and 5G services. Under the agreement, the pair will jointly establish a laboratory in Hangzhou to develop the system to verify technology use cases using Nokia 5G Future X architecture. In a press release from the vendor, Nokia noted: ‘As massive and rapidly changing connectivity and coverage demands are placed on 5G networks by billions of IoT devices and a growing array of consumer services, networks will need to predict and respond to those changes in real-time. Under the new agreement, Nokia and China Mobile will work together to research the application of AI and machine learning to ensure any changes in demand are predicted and network resources are automatically allocated to meet all service demands with consistent high quality and reliability.’

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