Nokia and Telefónica collaborate to develop the private network market


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Nokia has entered into an agreement with Telefonica, through its areas Telefónica Mobile Spain and Telefónica IoT & Big Data Tech Spain and Telefonica IoT & Big Data Tech, to drive the development of the 5G private network market in Spain.

Under the three-year umbrella agreement, 100 Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC), Modular Private Wireless (MPW), MX Industrial Edge (MXIE) solutions, and Industrial devices will be deployed to meet the needs of key mission-critical industries such as ports, manufacturing, and logistics to improve productivity, worker safety, and sustainability in the Spanish Enterprise market.

Nokia one platform for industrial digitalization is comprised of Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC), MX Industrial Edge (MXIE), Industrial devices, and digitalisation applications. It is designed to simplify digital transformation for an array of industries by delivering a secure, reliable, and high-performing wireless infrastructure and the needed on-prem compute for tapping into real-time OT data to accelerate digital transformation.

This collaboration is a significant step toward boosting Industry 4.0 in the enterprise Spanish market, allowing industries to become data-driven, enhancing Telefonica’s network capabilities and offering a clear path to migrating use cases to 5G.

Nokia has deployed mission-critical networks to more than 2,600 leading enterprise customers in the transportation, energy, large enterprise, manufacturing, webscale, and public sector segments worldwide. The company has also extended its expertise to more than 730 private wireless customers worldwide.

Adrián García Nevado, Business Director at Telefónica Spain, said: "This collaboration with Nokia aligns with our vision of empowering the industry with cutting-edge technology in a new era where Artificial Intelligence and the use of data lead the way forward. This strategy is preceded by more than 90 use cases with real customers for exploring the capabilities of 5G”.

Rolf Albrecht, Head of Enterprise Campus Edge Business, Europe at Nokia, said: “This exciting collaboration with Telefonica will continue enabling enterprises to pave the way to digitalisation. Our private wireless and edge on-prem solutions are designed to meet the mission-critical needs of asset-intensive industries, providing them with benefits beyond connectivity, including increased worker safety and reduction of emissions per our latest 2024 report for industrial digitalisation.”

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