According to Reuters, Nokia said on Monday that it is working with Broadcom to develop 5G chips.
The report said that Nokia initially chose a field programmable gate array chip for its 5G equipment, which customers can reprogram at any time, but its high cost and supply barriers forced Nokia to change its plan.
The scope of cooperation between Nokia and Broadcom includes custom processors, which will be integrated into Nokia's 5G portfolio driven by ReefShark. Nokia said the move will help it further expand its chipset products while improving system and power performance.
However, spokesperson Tavares declined to comment on when Nokia’s 5G equipment with Broadcom chips will be available and whether new suppliers will join.