In a bid to accelerate research and development of 5G technology, Nokia has signed on a $572 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The loan, supported by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), will help Nokia to implement “end-to-end” 5G networks, including all the computing, software and services that go with it. Nokia’s end-to-end network proposition goes from the radio network to the internet protocol (IP) and optical networks for transmission, the packet core network, service platforms and all the software and services associated with the whole system, it said in a statement. In the Indian context, Nokia announced that telecom operators could begin field trials of 5G technology in the country by the end of the year, while the Indian government targets a complete roll-out of 5G by 2022. Earlier this month, TRAI also proposed floor prices for auctioning spectrum dedicated…
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