Home
 » ISP News » 
Sponsored

BT Pick Nokia ReefShark Chipset to Fuel Future 5G UK Mobile Network

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 (9:25 am) - Score 3,854

Telecoms operator BT has said that they expect “huge network performance improvements” after choosing to adopt Nokia’s new ReefShark chipsets into EE’s UK mobile network, which they hope will enable their network to “unleash the full potential” of future 5G technology.

The new chipsets claim to reduce power consumption in baseband units by 64% and decrease massive MIMO antenna size by half. On top of that ReefShark chipsets for compute capacity are delivered as plug-in units for the commercially available Nokia AirScale baseband module, which are software upgradeable to support 5G and could triple throughput from 28Gbps today to 84Gbps (per module) or 6Tbps via module chaining.

Neil McRae, BT Chief Architect, said:

“By incorporating ReefShark into our network we will leverage the huge network performance improvements that will allow us to unleash the full potential of 5G.”

At present Nokia claims to be working with 30 operators. Indeed they’ve been collaborating with BT on 5G technology research and trials since 2016 (here), which means that today’s announcement won’t come as too much of a surprise. The new chipsets, which will also benefit existing 4G (LTE) networks, are expected to begin shipping in volume during Q3 2018.

Leave a Comment
3 Responses
  1. Avatar Chris P

    Network equipment vendor peacocking. My kits better than yours etc.

    The bandwidth they can get out of those radios is astonishing though, but the other vendors will be announcing similar huge bandwidth.

    In a few years, home broadband will be a 5g box plugged into the mains delivering high speed 100mbs plus internet over ac WiFi to consumers multiple g capable devices.

  2. Avatar ABBA

    I reckon once 5G network is available in UK one day then the EE on 4G will become unlimited data at last! The 5G data will be resticted capped though.

Comments RSS Feed

Javascript must be enabled to post (most browsers do this automatically)

Privacy Notice: Please note that news comments are anonymous, which means that we do NOT require you to enter any real personal details to post a message. By clicking to submit a post you agree to storing your comment content, display name, IP, email and / or website details in our database, for as long as the post remains live.

Only the submitted name and comment will be displayed in public, while the rest will be kept private (we will never share this outside of ISPreview, regardless of whether the data is real or fake). This comment system uses submitted IP, email and website address data to spot abuse and spammers. All data is transferred via an encrypted (https secure) session.

NOTE 1: Sometimes your comment might not appear immediately due to site cache (this is cleared every few hours) or it may be caught by automated moderation / anti-spam.

NOTE 2: Comments that break our rules, spam, troll or post via known fake IP/proxy servers may be blocked or removed.
Cheapest Superfast ISPs
  • Hyperoptic £19.95 (*22.00)
    Avg. Speed 50Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: Promo Code: HYPER20
  • SSE £22.00
    Avg. Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Plusnet £22.50 (*35.98)
    Avg. Speed 36Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: £50 Reward Card
  • xln telecom £22.74 (*47.94)
    Avg. Speed 66Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Onestream £22.99 (*34.99)
    Avg. Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
Prices inc. Line Rental | View All
The Top 20 Category Tags
  1. BT (2741)
  2. FTTP (2670)
  3. FTTC (1768)
  4. Building Digital UK (1723)
  5. Politics (1631)
  6. Openreach (1592)
  7. Business (1403)
  8. FTTH (1330)
  9. Statistics (1223)
  10. Mobile Broadband (1195)
  11. Fibre Optic (1048)
  12. 4G (1027)
  13. Wireless Internet (1009)
  14. Ofcom Regulation (1004)
  15. Virgin Media (992)
  16. EE (678)
  17. Sky Broadband (662)
  18. TalkTalk (653)
  19. Vodafone (651)
  20. 5G (487)
Promotion
Helpful ISP Guides and Tips
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
Sponsored

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms , Privacy and Cookie Policy , Links , Website Rules , Contact