b<>com and Nokia: new partners on the security of the future 5G networks

Early January, the research and innovation teams of Nokia Bell Labs will be involved in projects related to the deployment and security of the coming 5G standard. This partnership was announced yesterday by Nokia, on the occasion of the visit of the Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian on the site of Lannion.

Nokia, innovation leader in these technologies and a top European manufacturer, confirms its willingness to get involved in the national ecosystem, and considers b<>com as an open innovation framework that brings together ambitious academic and industrial partners.

Nokia Bell Labs and b<>com's Networks and Security teams will draw on their synergies, and specifically, Nokia will be able to count on cutting-edge expertise developed at b<>com in Cloud Computing, the Internet of Things, network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networks (SDN). It will also be able to rely on the deployment and operation of a unique 5G experimentation and cyber-security platform.

Marc Rouanne, Chief Innovation and Operating Officer of the Nokia Group

This announcement strengthens b<>com's involvement in French initiatives like the “Plan Souveraineté Télécom” and the “Pôle d’Excellence Cyber”. It makes the research center a key player in the European innovation landscape related to the future digital society subjects: 5G and cybersecurity thanks to participation to several European projects H2020.

b<>com will be showing its latest technical solutions at Forum International Cybersécurité (FIC) in Lille January 24th and 25th (Booth B20).