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NOKIA: Nokia conducts Finland's first commercial IoT trial using NB-IoT technology

Press Release

* Trial on Sonera's commercial network demonstrates huge potential of 4G
using NB-IoT technology to support billions of IoT-connected devices
* World's first connection of a roaming device over a commercial network
using NB-IoT
* Data transferred from devices using Sonera's 4G commercial network in the
800 Mhz frequency band to maximize coverage and device support
* Trial reaffirms Nokia's leadership in developing technology to support IoT
and the programmable world

1 November, 2016

Espoo, Finland -
Nokia conducted a trial using NB-IoT (Narrowband Internet of Things)
technology on Finnish operator Sonera's commercial 4G network to accelerate
the creation of an IoT ecosystem, and provide support for the ever-growing
number of IoT-connected devices.

Today's 4G LTE networks are optimized for Internet connectivity and video
streaming to smartphones, tablets and other portable devices. In the IoT
world, networks will need to support billions of remote machines requiring
instant connectivity to record and share data for industries such as
healthcare, energy, manufacturing, agriculture and transportation. NB-IoT
technology is designed to meet these demands, providing the capacity, network
reliability and security enabled by commercial mobile networks together with
deep indoor coverage and low power consumption, to prolong device battery
life to up to 10 years and optimize maintenance costs.

During the trial, Nokia implemented NB-IoT technology to communicate
information on temperature, humidity and air pressure over Sonera's
commercial 4G network in the Finnish capital, Helsinki. The companies also
connected a roaming device over the commercial network using NB-IoT
technology. This world's first demonstration shows how NB-IoT technology will
allow companies to track their mobile assets - for example large maintenance
firms such as electricians or plumbers with fleets of vehicles or healthcare
providers tracking the status of patients outside of a hospital.

The network used Nokia base station technology operating in the 800 Mhz
frequency band to maximize coverage and connect to devices in harder to reach
locations. The trial saw speeds of up to 200 kbps, showing how the technology
can meet the demands of a growing number of devices requiring short burst of
network connectivity to transmit small amounts of data and enable the growth
of the programmable world.

CTO Jari Collin of Sonera, said:
"In Finland, we have a long tradition of developing and applying new
technologies. The trial shows how the use of today's mobile technology will
fuel the continued growth of the IoT ecosystem to transform every aspect of
our customers' business and personal lives."

Adolfo Masini, head of IoT connectivity at Nokia, said
: "Support for the programmable world, in which billions of people, devices
and things are connected via high-capacity networks, is the cornerstone of
Nokia's strategy. Our strengths in networks, cloud, applications, analytics
and security, and our 5G leadership, make Nokia the most qualified to deliver
the full potential of IoT. Nokia is constantly developing innovative
technologies that allow our customers to evolve their offerings. This trial
will lay the foundation for an IoT ecosystem in Finland, and allow Sonera to
exploit the massive opportunities that it brings."

Did you know

* NB-IoT is a 3GPP Rel. 13 radio access technology designed especially for
enabling cellular connectivity to Internet of Things devices. The enhanced
coverage of NB-IoT compared to conventional LTE will allow for the tracking
of objects deep within buildings and in rural areas.
* NB-IoT will co-exist with operators' existing networks to benefit from
mobile security and privacy features. All major network infrastructure,
component and device manufacturers support the standard.
* Nokia has defined a path to 5G that allows operators to take advantage of
major increases in speed and capacity where and when they need it
using4.5G, 4.5G Pro and 4.9G technologies.

About Nokia

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Powered by the innovation of Nokia Bell Labs and Nokia Technologies, the
company is at the forefront of creating and licensing the technologies that
are increasingly at the heart of our connected lives.

With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network,
Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers,
governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud
and the Internet of

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