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Press Release -- December 3rd, 2013
Source: Nokia Siemens Networks

NSN joins NYU WIRELESS research center

Will jointly organize Brooklyn 5G Summit in 2014

Nokia Solutions and Networks has made a multi-year commitment to actively participate in 5G research activities together with the NYU WIRELESS research center. NSN joins NYU WIRELESS as an affiliate sponsor and advisory board member.

NYU WIRELESS is a new research center at NYU and NYU-Poly that includes more than 20 faculty and 100 graduate students. In addition to supporting the center’s research activities, including its pioneering work on millimeter wave frequencies, NSN, together with the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), will organize the first “Brooklyn 5G Summit”, an invitation-only meeting of technology leaders who are looking at the future of wireless communications, to be held at the NYU-Poly campus on April 24-25, 2014. The jointly sponsored summit is slated to become an annual event.

NYU WIRELESS’ work in wireless communications systems, signals, and antennas on the millimeter wave (mmwave) frequency bands could result in more than a thousand-fold increase in the data capacity of mobile devices in the coming years. This is particularly good news because demand for capacity reportedly doubles annually due to steadily increasing levels of gaming, web browsing, and music and video streaming on those devices.

“NSN has stellar research and engineering capabilities, and is an emerging leader in the mmwave future. We are pleased that our faculty and students will be working closely with the company,” said Professor Theodore (Ted) Rappaport, NYU WIRELESS director and founder. “We are delighted to have NSN’s active involvement in our center as we work to advance the 5th generation of wireless communications.”

“The telecom industry is facing a massive increase in data demand while needing to boost profitability and offer personalized experience at the same time. 5G is needed to address those needs in the next decade,” said Lauri Oksanen, vice president, Research and Technology, NSN. “By working together with eminent academic partners, such as the NYU WIRELESS, we can add speed and agility to innovation and overall technology development.”

In February this year, NYU WIRELESS completed its move into 13,500 square feet of world-class research space, with four labs for wireless research, computing, and medical applications at the NYU-Poly campus in MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn.

About NYU-Poly

The Polytechnic Institute of New York University (formerly the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and the Polytechnic University, now widely known as NYU-Poly) is an affiliated institute of New York University, and will become its School of Engineering in January 2014. NYU-Poly, founded in 1854, is the nation’s second-oldest private engineering school. It is presently a comprehensive school of education and research in engineering and applied sciences, rooted in a 159-year tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship. It remains on the cutting edge of technology, innovatively extending the benefits of science, engineering, management and liberal studies to critical real-world opportunities and challenges, especially those linked to urban systems, health and wellness, and the global information economy. In addition to its programs on the main campus in New York City at MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn, it offers programs around the globe remotely through NYUe-Poly. NYU-Poly is closely connected to engineering in NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai and to the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) also at MetroTech, while operating two incubators in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. For more information, visit

About NSN

Nokia Solutions and Networks is the world’s specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world’s most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly.

With headquarters in Espoo, Finland, we operate in over 120 countries and had net sales of approximately 13.4 billion euros in 2012. NSN is wholly owned by Nokia Corporation.

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Professor Theodore (Ted) Rappaport holds the David Lee/Ernst Weber Chair in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of NYU-Poly, as well as appointments in NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and in the Department of Radiology at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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