Nokia signs partnership for 5G-based industry solutions in Japan

Nokia today announced its technology partnership with Conexio, Hitachi Kokusai, NS (Nippon Steel) Solutions, Omron and Sharp to accelerate adoption of 5G-based enterprise industry solutions in Japan.
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Alliance partners will combine their collective industry, device, applications, cloud and 5G expertise to create new industry-specific solutions for use cases that include remote control, artificial intelligence, automation, robotics and automatic guided vehicles.

The alliance will enable participating companies to speed development and deployment of industry-based use cases with customers. Integrating Nokia 5G private wireless at the concept and design phase will ease solution development, speed implementation and contribute to faster returns on investment for the customer.

Donny Janssens, head of Nokia Enterprise Japan, said: “This alliance boosts the local 5G private wireless ecosystem, bringing together many of the key players who are central to driving Industry 4.0 adoption in Japan.”

Industry solutions will be developed on Nokia’s 5G private wireless networking platforms. Nokia will provide both Nokia Digital Automation Cloud – a compact, plug-and-play system with automation enablers – and Nokia Modular Private Wireless as part of solution development.

In December 2019, Nokia introduced a strategic partnership ecosystem to bring 5G and IoT to enterprises in Japan. Spectrum designated for local 5G enterprise use in Japan was released at the end of 2019.

Nokia is a leader in private wireless with more than 220 large enterprise customers across industries worldwide, of which over 30 incorporate 5G.