Finnish telecoms tools maker Nokia launched software program on Tuesday that permits cellular operators to improve their 4G radio stations to new 5G expertise with no web site go to or changing tools.
The Finnish agency hopes the software program will assist it in its battle towards Huawei and Ericsson for subsequent wave of 5G orders because the expertise ought to permit carriers to avoid wasting on prices.
“This resolution will save the telecommunications trade doubtlessly tens of billions of euros in web site engineering and re-visit prices,” Nokia mentioned in a press release.
Nokia mentioned the software program improve was accessible instantly for about a million radio stations, rising to three.1 million by the top of the 12 months and to over 5 million in 2021.
“By upgrading present radio parts by way of software program, Nokia helps to streamline the method of refarming 4G spectrum into 5G,” the corporate mentioned.
Final week, Nokia turned the primary main telecoms tools maker to decide to including open interfaces in its merchandise, a development that can give software program a central function in future cellular networks.