Do not remove Nokia from the Chinese night market simply because it seems to be getting very sweet with China Mobile.
The unlikely couple announced the trial of Nokia’s RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) on China’s Mobile 5G network. Obviously, it went really well. As the name of the Nokia product indicates, it is not so much just about RAN, but automates its control, thus putting the expensive human out of the process.
Huang Yuhong, deputy director of China Mobile, said, “RIC plays a key role in enabling AI / ML capability in RAN, which is very important for realizing the concept of ‘i-wireless-intelligent and simplicity 5G network’ . ” research Institute. “The trials of Nokia and CMCC are very meaningful for RIC commercialization.
“China Mobile has forayed into AI-assisted RAN network technology. We are pleased to carry out these tests using AI to estimate UE transmission bandwidth and detect anomalies on CMCC’s live network with our partner Nokia. Field testing proved the availability of RIC enabled network enhancements through customized real-time BTS data analysis and control. ”
“We are excited to work with China Mobile to advance RAN network intelligence on this network,” said Pasi Tivanan, head of Edge Cloud Platforms at Nokia. “We believe this will be an important asset in improving wireless network efficiency and our customers’ experience. This is an example of Nokia’s commitment to supporting our customers in delivering world-class network performance.”
While the main 5G RAN contracts for three Chinese MNOs have already been provided, of which Nokia has not received any of them, it seems that there is still a lot of scope for Nokia. It is unlikely that there is any harm from the fact that the Chinese government is thinking about the ban of Huawei and ZTE in Sweden. The next time China wants to show that he is a great global citizen through the purchase of telecommunications, he can choose Nokia over Ericsson.