Nokia and Kyndryl expand network and edge partnership

Nokia and Kyndryl, the world’s largest IT infrastructure services provider, announced a three-year extension and expansion of their network and edge partnership.
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The new partnership will focus on developing and delivering LTE and 5G private wireless services and Industry 4.0 solutions to customers, Nokia and Kyndryl said.

Kyndryl and Nokia established their network and edge computing alliance in February 2022. Nokia and Kyndryl have more than 100 engagements with enterprises, from advisory or testing, to piloting, to implementation, across 24 countries. 90 percent of the engagements are enterprises in the industrial manufacturing sector, including petrochemical, mining and timber and utilities/energy companies.

“As enterprises seek to accelerate and deliver on their journeys towards Industry 4.0 and digitalization, the effective integration and deployment of LTE and 5G private wireless networking technologies becomes instrumental to integrate all enterprise operations,” said Alejandro Cadenas, Associate Vice President of Telco and Mobility Research at IDC.

Kyndryl, Nokia, and Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, will launch a joint lab in Raleigh, North Carolina to bring wireless connectivity to industrial networks.

To date, Kyndryl and Nokia have implemented a private wireless network with edge computing for Dow Chemical, at their petrochemical processing plant in Freeport, TX. The modernization of the Dow Chemical plant with advanced connectivity has increased worker safety, and enabled remote audio and video collaboration, and real time smart procedures.

Nokia has deployed mission-critical networks to more than 2,600 leading enterprise customers in the transport, energy, large enterprise, manufacturing, webscale, and public sector segments around the globe.

It has also extended its footprint to more than 560 private wireless customers worldwide across an array of industrial sectors and has been cited by numerous industry analysts as the leading provider of private wireless networking worldwide.