Nokia today announced that its new 5g SA industry-class wireless private network solution is commercially available worldwide, providing a roadmap to meet the needs of the most demanding industrial and manufacturing scenarios.
With the launch of 5g SA, Nokia provides its customers with the most comprehensive product line of high-performance 4.9g/lte and 5g wireless private network solutions in the market.
“With the launch of 5g SA, we have set new standards for enterprise customers with first-class wireless private network solutions to meet their digital needs, regardless of their initial state or connection needs.” raghav Sahgal, President of Nokia enterprise business, said: “Wireless private network connectivity is at the heart of our customers’ long-term digital transformation goals. By providing 5g SA, we are paving the way for accelerating digitization in the most demanding scenarios, such as automobile manufacturing, where cloud, robot and automated machine operations drive the need for reliable low latency and high speed for critical tasks.”
Since the first quarter of 2020, Nokia has been conducting field trials with customers and mobile operator partners throughout the development of its 5g SA dedicated wireless solution. Nokia has more than 180 wireless private network customers worldwide, of which more than 30 use 5g. Nokia recently announced 5g wireless private network deployment cases, including German railway, Lufthansa technology and Toyota production engineering.
With Nokia’s new 5g SA solution, enterprise customers can choose to deploy ndac (Nokia digital automation cloud), a compact, plug and play system that can realize automation. Alternatively, they can use Nokia MPW (modular wireless private network) to further customize their own network as needed.
Nokia also announced today that Sandvik mining and rock technology will deploy Nokia 5g SA wireless private network at its pilot mine in Tampere, Finland.
“By deploying the Nokia 5g SA wireless private network using ndac, we can demonstrate a series of new capabilities to subvert traditional methods at the Tampere test mine,” said Patrick Murphy, President of rock drills and technologies, Sandvik mining and rock technology “As we work with our customers to help them use technology to digitize their operations, the introduction of 5g opens the door to new opportunities in robotics, remote and automated operations, fleet wide automation, analysis and enhanced security. Therefore, it brings a breakthrough in the digital transformation of the mining industry.”
Raghav Sahgal, President of Nokia enterprise business, said: “We realize that more than 85% of industry applications are still based on 4.9g/lte, which is still the most important wireless private network solution for a period of time. Through this release, we have provided the best solutions in both fields. We provide customers with choices. We can start from 4.9g/lte and evolve to 5g as the ecosystem matures, or choose ‘direct to 5g’ Validate technology and drive OEMs and industrial asset suppliers to develop a booming 5g ecosystem. “
Pablo Tomasi, chief analyst of omdia private network, said: “In order to succeed in vertical industries such as transportation and manufacturing, the mobile network ecosystem must provide convincing products that can not only solve the current pain points, but also deal with the long-term disruptive trend. The private network market will be based on the trust and results established by LTE private network, but enterprises, suppliers and service providers must start to understand the real potential of 5g now, And how to integrate it into their strategy. With rapid action based on 5g SA private network products, Nokia can now ensure that it plays a key role in promoting the growth of enterprise 5g ecosystem. “
By launching 5g SA commercial wireless private network, Nokia also enables OEMs and ecosystem partners to accelerate the verification of 5g functions. This will help start the development of industry assets with 5g capability, accelerate application development, and integrate 5g into future industry processes and systems.
In addition to cooperating with the wireless private network ecosystem (including operators, cloud partners, system integrators, strategic consultants and industry experts), Nokia will also apply its industry expertise to enable users to benefit from the changes brought by 5g in specific industry scenarios.
With 3GPP R15 SA architecture providing the standard for 5g private network in the industry, Nokia’s 5g SA wireless private network will become the preferred platform for realizing relevant functions and improvements in the industry in the future. These features include ultra reliable low delay communication (urllc), time sensitive network (TSN), and many other industry capabilities that will be provided in the future 5g 3GPP Version (r16-18).
Today’s release also responds to the needs of markets such as Germany, Japan and the UK. Due to the availability of 5g spectrum locally, these markets are very important for the early deployment of 5g technology and its 5g ecosystem.
Nokia also announced the enhancement of its 4.9g/lte solution product line.
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