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China Mobile, Nokia to Set Up Joint AI and ML Lab for Delivery of New Edge Cloud and 5G Services

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China Mobile, Nokia to Set Up Joint AI and ML Lab for Delivery of New Edge Cloud and 5G Services Image Credit: Nokia

China Mobile and Nokia have signed an MoU to research radio resource management and traffic prediction using AI and machine-learning in 5G  RAN network.

The companies will jointly establish a laboratory in Hangzhou, China to explore the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to enable the delivery of new Edge Cloud and 5G services. 

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, says Nokia. 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.

At the new laboratory in Hangzhou, Nokia and China Mobile will foster an open RAN and 5G ecosystem working with third parties to leverage AI and machine learning and optimize networks for the delivery of services such as cloud virtual reality gaming.

The companies' research 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.

Yuhong Huang, Deputy GM, China Mobile Research Institute(CMRI)
With the signing of this MoU, weare pleased to t initiate the collaboration on the research of big data and machine learning technologies applying to 5G RAN network....

Marc Rouanne, President of Mobile Networks, Nokia
The use of AI and machine learning will enable myriad new services opportunities and we are pleased to leverage the capabilities of our 5G Future X architecture to support China Mobile' AI research to optimize future networks and the delivery of many innovative new services.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma

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