Nokia launches ‘5G MoNArch’ project

Nokia launches ‘5G MoNArch’ project

Nokia has launched the 5G Mobile Network Architecture (MoNArch) research project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme.

13 partners participating in the project will be led by Nokia and aim to implement the fifth generation of mobile networks, as well as to establish a number of real-world testing scenarios, furthering the advancement of emerging technology.

The project will place a focus upon network slicing and its application in industries, including healthcare and entertainment, the Finnish technology company said.

The approach to network management is thought to be an efficient use of Nokia’s software knowledge, favouring logical sectorisation over physical solutions, and subsequently creating numerous logical networks within a single physical entity.

It is anticipated that network slicing will be a popular technique utilised by mobile service providers, meaning that telecommunications equipment provided by manufacturers also needs to advance.

Nokia’s partners involved in 5G MoNArch come from six European countries with varying backgrounds. The consortium is supported by continental divisions of Samsung and Huawei, as well as Deutsche Telekom, Atos and Mobics.

The initiative hopes to evolve current architectural design. There would be a consequent facilitation for the advancement of network technologies, including pursuing functional solutions which would improve the security, flexibility and resilience of 5G technologies.

MoNArch will experiment with real-world 5G implementations over the duration of two years, operating with a budget of €7.7m.