Openness advancing telco innovation

Nokia and Red Hat collaborate to speed and simplify the adoption of new technologies for communication services providers (CSPs).

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Accelerating 5G network innovation

Red Hat and Nokia believe that openness ignites transformation and innovation for the telco industry, paving the way for faster progress, lower costs, greater simplicity, increased customer choice, and a more connected world. Nokia is a leader in many industry initiatives, including the O-RAN ALLIANCE and Open Networking Forum, helping to develop global standards to maximize adoption of new technology.

Open and certified for digital success

Learn how Red Hat collaborates with industry leaders and innovators to provide a reliable, standards-based software foundation and certified partner ecosystem for rapid, flexible digital service development and delivery.

For more information on our partnership with Nokia, please contact our Red Hat team. 

Cloud RAN technology for the 5G era

Explore the possibilities for meeting the scalability and flexibility requirements of cloud RAN in rapidly evolving 5G environments.

What we’re doing together

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Accelerating 5G RAN innovation

Red Hat and Nokia have successfully demonstrated an end-to-end 5G data call, using Nokia’s 5G Cloud RAN virtualized distributed unit as a containerized application running on Red Hat® OpenShift® that is optimized for cloud RAN workloads.

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Supporting cloud-native adoption and 5G core deployment

Nokia’s cloud-native core is in live commercial service, serving multigenerational (5G standalone and non-standalone, 4G, 2G/3G), unlicensed wireless, and fixed access. Using a common cloud-native architecture and infrastructure-agnostic design, Nokia’s core products are deployed on any cloud, including Red Hat OpenShift across hybrid and multicloud environments.

Icon-Red_Hat-Media_and_documents-Quotemark_Open-B-Red-RGB Nokia AirScale 5G Cloud RAN is an open and cloud-native solution. Together with leading ecosystem players like Red Hat, we help the industry realize the benefits of 5G. As the latest proof of the way forward, we have successfully performed an end-to-end 5G data call with our virtualized distributed unit running on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

- Jaska Sainio

Head of 5G Cloud RAN, Nokia

Tested. Certified. Reliable.

With multiple certifications on Red Hat OpenStack® and Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat and Nokia work together to tightly integrate the different RAN components with the capabilities of the underlying container-based architecture. To provide greater choice and flexibility for CSPs, each company maintains independent responsibility for sales, delivery, support, and life cycle management.