Arcelik Global, a leading consumer durables and electronics manufacturer, has signed an agreement with Nokia and Turk Telekom to deploy the first private wireless network in Turkey.
Nokia and Turk Telekom will deploy the 5G-ready private wireless network at Arcelik’s Çayırova-based washing machine manufacturing facility. The 5G-ready network will provide the platform for Arcelik to accelerate its digital transformation and implementation of Industry 4.0 use cases.
Utku Barıs Pazar, Chief Strategy and Digital Officer, Arcelik, said: “An initial application will see the network deliver low-latency coverage throughout the facility to enhance automated guided vehicle (AGV) performance.”
The network will support high-accuracy indoor positioning for real-time asset location tracking as well as enabling new video analytics-based applications for site safety and security. Further potential use cases include augmented and virtual reality, digital twins, inventory control, safety and facility management, quality control, high-resolution video for remote inspection, and facility-wide voice and video communication.
Nokia will also provide solution design, deployment and on-going managed services. Nokia will also deliver private wireless infrastructure based on the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) platform.
Turk Telekom will provide 4.9G/LTE spectrum and also will be responsible for project end-to-end management and governance model.
Raghav Sahgal, President, Nokia Cloud and Network Services, said: “Deployment of the first private 5G-ready network in Turkey for Arcelik is a major step forward in its approach to manufacturing digitalization.”
Mustafa Eser, Corporate Sales Deputy General Manager, Turk Telekom said: “We implemented Turkey’s first Industry 4.0 Mobile Network trial with the Smart Factory trial, which we conducted together with Nokia in April 2019. Our aim was to bring smart factory applications into real life.”
Nokia said it has more than 290 large enterprise customers across industries worldwide, of which over 40 incorporate 5G.