France Télévisions teams with Nokia for first 8K streaming over 5G

France Télévisions has teamed up with Nokia to pilot what the pair claim to be the world’s first 8K UHD TV streaming on a 5G mobile network. According to Nokia, the trial positions 5G as a viable platform to broadcast unicast content on all screens, up to and including 8K TVs. Nokia and France Télévisions […]

T-Mobile and Nokia agree US$3.5bn 5G network deal

T-Mobile and Nokia have agreed a US$3.5 billion deal to accelerate the deployment of a nationwide 5G network in the US. The pact, which was hailed by the companies as a “landmark agreement”, will see Nokia provide T-Mobile with its end-to-end 5G technology, software and services portfolio. Nokia will help build T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network […]

CGates taps Nokia for high-speed routers

Lithuanian cable operator CGates has signed a deal with Nokia that will see it upgrade its core network with Nokia’s latest routers. CGates said it would be the first operator in northern Europe to deploy the routers, which will be installed later this year. The FP4 devices have a processing power of 2.4Tbps and the […]

Nokia replaces chief operating officer

Nokia’s chief operating officer (COO) Monika Maurer is leaving the company and will be replaced by long-standing Nokia executive Joerg Erlemeier. Nokia said in a statement that Maurer, who has held the COO role since April of this year, will support Erlemeier during a transition period and then leave “to pursue new opportunities outside the […]

Last Nokia OZO+ VR cameras to be sold by December 15

Nokia’s OZO+ VR cameras will no longer be sold after December 15. The company said that the limited remaining stock of the OZO+ Professional VR Camera and its related software will only be available for purchase until next week. Nokia is offering discounts on the official price of €23,500 inclusive of an OZO Creator and OZO […]

Nokia halts OZO VR camera development, announces layoffs

Nokia will halt further development of its OZO VR camera, citing “slower-than-expected development of the VR market”. The company said that it plans to reduce VR investments, in a strategic rethink that will result in the layoff of up to 310 of Nokia Technologies’ roughly 1,090 employees – mainly in Finland, the US and UK. […]

Nokia tips strong VR growth after lacklustre 2016

Nokia has predicted a strong year for virtual reality (VR) in 2017, despite lacklustre headset shipments last year. Speaking at a press and analyst briefing in London last week, Tarif Sayed, head of VR Technologies at Nokia OZO, said 2016 was “a bit disappointing” despite the hype that the VR space has attracted. “There was […]

Nokia and Technicolor agree VR content deal

Nokia and Technicolor will work to create new VR content using Nokia’s OZO+ camera and OZO content creation tools, as part of a new partnership deal. The companies’ first project will be a series of 360 Masterclass sessions that will be held at the Technicolor Experience in Los Angeles, designed to teach professionals how to […]

Kaltura partners with Nokia on OTT video

Video technology provider Kaltura has partnered with Nokia to offer a “more personalised and monetised” over-the-top viewing experience for customers. Through the deal, customers can now get a combination of Kaltura’s TV platform and Nokia’s IP video technology and systems. “Today’s TV landscape is constantly evolving into a personal experience for each and every user […]

BT and Nokia explore 5G VR

BT and Nokia have teamed up to explore the use of 5G connectivity in supporting future virtual reality services. The joint research will examine how the low latencies and high bandwidths of 5G can be used to provide fully-immersive live sport or entertainment in high-definition VR. As part of this work, the two companies are showcasing […]

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