Nokia is collaborating with Broadcomm for developing advanced semiconductor technologies for its 5G ReefShark chipsets. The collaboration will help Nokia in developing new custom system-on-chip (SoC) processors, to be integrated into Nokia’s “5G Powered by ReefShark” portfolio.

The two companies will work to develop new custom system-on-chip (SoC) solutions, which utilize Nokia’s wireless technology and Broadcom’s expertise in application-specific integrated circuit ASIC technologies. The added performance brought by custom silicon solutions is crucial in realizing the capabilities and benefits of 5G and delivering on its requirements. While collaborating with Broadcom, Nokia continues to further expand its silicon capabilities and improve the penetration of ReefShark solutions in its AirScale radio access portfolio.

These new chipsets are designed to be deployed in several building blocks of Nokia’s AirScale radio access solution. By deploying ReefShark-based products, operators will benefit from a reduction in size and power consumption, while also seeing a boost to capacity and overall performance with a lower total cost of ownership.

This is an important step in expanding the range of Nokia ReefShark chipsets and making them even more powerful.