Nokia and Kyndryl extend private 5G and Industry 4.0 partnership
Telecoms firm Nokia and infotech organisation Kyndryl have extended their partnership for a further three years with plans to deploy more private 5G connectivity and Industry 4.0 solutions.
The pair have already collected over 100 customers through automating factories using 5G wireless networks.
According to Nokia’s press release, 90% of the partnership’s current engagements are enterprises in the industrial manufacturing sector, including multinational petrochemical, mining and timber, and energy companies.
Chris Johnson, head of global enterprise at Nokia said: “Kyndryl and Nokia have a shared vision for digital transformation, and as leaders in our respective industries we are driven to grow this market together.”
Paul Savill, global practice leader of network and edge computing at Kyndryl, said: “Our partnership with Nokia has been focused on co-innovating and co-creating for customers to digitally transform their workspaces and operations.”
He added, “The success we have seen in deploying private wireless for customers like Dow Chemical over the past 12 months…is a testament to our belief that we can jointly help companies drive Industry 4.0 transformation across all industries, with speed and scale.”
Nokia and Kyndryl successfully implemented a private wireless network for Dow Chemical at its petrochemical processing plant in Texas.
Nokia says that the digital modernisation of Dow Chemicals plant has increased worker safety, and enabled remote audio and video collaboration, as well as real-time smart procedures.
The pair also plan to launch a partner innovation lab in North Carolina in the US, to further develop wireless connectivity and edge computing.
Big tech firms have long been claiming telecoms companies in order to offer ramped-up digital transformation services through their private 5G solutions. Last year, Intel acquired private 5G network provider Anaki, and Orange Business has been taking off with its private 5G solutions in football stadiums.
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