Nokia have entered into a partnership with NTT Ltd. to make private wireless networking solutions available to more than 3.2 million enterprises across Thailand, accelerating a digital transformation that will drive measurable increases in productivity, operational efficiency, and worker safety.
Deployed at multiple enterprise business parks across Thailand, Nokia 5G private wireless solutions will revolutionize business critical applications and use cases across sectors vital to the nation’s economy including manufacturing, mining, healthcare, and education.
Private wireless networks are designed to connect devices in remote or challenging industrial environments – areas not well-served by Wi-Fi. They deliver the reliable high bandwidth wireless connectivity and low latency essential to Industry 4.0 applications, along with robust security, flawless 24/7 availability, and performance for mission-critical applications. The partnership is designed to create an agile environment for enterprises and industries across Thailand, enabling businesses to take full advantage of Industrial loT, Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The partnership spans a range of Nokia state-of-the-art networking solutions including the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC), and network automation and industrial digitalization edge platform: MX Industrial Edge (MXIE). By combining the technology and resources of NTT and Nokia, Thai enterprises spanning multiple industries will have access to a suite of as-a-service digital technologies that enable use cases such as digital twins to monitor the network and manage devices, video analytics and machine vision with real-time video and IoT streams, as well as pre-integrated industrial devices and a catalog of applications.
Sutas Kongdumrongkiat, Chief Executive Officer of NTT Ltd. In Thailand, said: “We’re very excited to expand our partnership with Nokia and deploy the private wireless networks across multiple enterprise business parks in Thailand. This joint initiative will provide Thai industry access to the most advanced 5G technology and applications, enabling automation, robotics, and digital transformation solutions that drive productivity and efficiency, and keep workers safe.”
Ajay Sharma, Head of Thailand and Cambodia at Nokia, said: “We are pleased to partner with NTT and deploy our leading-edge 5G private wireless networking solutions across Thailand. Digital transformation is increasingly seen by industry as a means to achieve business growth and sustainability goals. This agreement, spanning Nokia wireless, software, and infrastructure, is designed to accelerate the implementation and adoption of Industry 4.0 applications and use cases across Thai enterprises.”
Commenting on this collaboration, Raghav Sahgal, President of Cloud and Network Services at Nokia, said: “We are proud to be supporting the Thai Government’s agenda of digital transformation. Nokia plans to roll this initiative out to other markets to help drive economic growth in the Asia Pacific and Japan region.”
Nokia has deployed mission-critical networks for more than 2,600 leading enterprise customers in the transportation, energy, large enterprise, manufacturing, webscale, and public sector segments around the globe. The company has also extended its expertise to more than 635 private wireless customers worldwide and has been cited as the leading provider of private industrial grade wireless networking worldwide by numerous industry analysts.