Nokia, Telefonica Collaborate to Implement 5G Testbed for Media and Entertainment Services

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Nokia Spain has become Gold Collaborator of the 5TONIC Open 5G Lab headquartered at IMDEA Networks in Madrid (Spain).

Together with Nokia Bell Labs site in Madrid, Nokia will collaborate with Telefónica in the implementation of a testbed for media & entertainment services. The objective of the testbed is to help Telefónica customize and enhance the quality of the user experience for this use case.

A first version of this use case will be shown at the upcoming EuCNC 2019 conference in Valencia, as well as at the 5G Forum. The collaboration will extend for the duration of the project, which is scheduled to finish in July 2021.

Nokia and Telefónica will deploy a complete 5G network infrastructure in the 5TONIC lab to carry out this use case. The infrastructure will include both radio access and core networks, as well as an edge computing platform that will be tested as an alternative to Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) for video services provided to 5G-connected users. 

Arturo Azcorra, Vice Chairman, 5TONIC
Nokia is a partner in the 5G EVE project, where it is involved with Telefónica in the deployment of one of the three use cases that 5TONIC will host. We are very happy to have them as a new 5TONIC collaborator, providing their latest 5G solutions for the provision of new and advanced services.

Alvaro Villegas, Head of Nokia Bell Labs, Spain
We are very glad to become a Gold Collaborator of 5TONIC lab, which will become for us a privileged environment for working closely with Telefonica and the rest of participants in the 5G EVE project to apply the capabilities of our leading 5G technology to real use cases.

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