Japanese conglomerate Softbank and Finnish telecommunications company Nokia became first to test 5G network to connect cars at Honda research and development site in Hokkaido

February 13, 2020

  • First 5G Connected Car – Softbank tested Nokia’s non-standalone 5G technology on connected cars for commercial operations at Honda Research and Development site in Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Three Use Cases – Trialed 5G network to send location information at intersections with poor visibility, identify falling objects on road, and transmit and use 4K video and images from in-vehicle cameras
  • Nokia’s 5G Technology – Non-standalone technology builds on existing LTE network, compliant with 3GPP Release 15 5G standards, with commercial-level 256QAM high-order modulation and 4x4 MIMO (multiple input and multiple output) radio equipment for wireless communication
  • 5G Benefits – Faster and higher capacity connections that will enable connected and/or autonomous vehicles to communicate and interact with other cars, as well as road networks, safely and efficiently
  • Nokia’s Vision – Leverage 5G development in connected car market that is projected to reach $225 billion in value by 2025

Image Source: Nokia

Image Source: Nokia

Market Disruption: Innovation Partnerships
Business Model and Practices: Innovative Partnerships
Sectors: Telecommunications, Transportation and Logistics
Functions: IT Infrastructure, Research and Development
Organizations: Softbank Corp., Nokia, Nokia Oyj

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