PekkaLundmark, President and CEO, NokiaPekkaLundmark, President and CEO
Nokia needs no introduction in the telecommunications space. Since the first global system for mobile communications (GSM) call made using Nokia equipment in 1991, the company has been at the forefront of evolutions transpired in the telecommunications sector. Appropriately, today, the telecommunications behemoth is playing a prominent role in embarking communication service providers (CSP) and enterprises on their digital transformation journey by staying at the leading edge of technological trends in the domain, such as 5G, software-defined network (SDN), and the internet of things (IoT).

Notably, with digital transformation swiftly becoming an enormous challenge for CSPs, Nokia is significantly aiding them in evolving into a digital service provider (DSP) by transforming their business models and operations. The whole range of services that Nokia provides for service providers today includes analytics, automation, cloud, cybersecurity, data centre infrastructure, IoT, radio access networks (RAN), and much more. Besides, the company also continues to innovate its service delivery capabilities, underpinned by automation, to scale the performance of industries. They provide industrial-grade private wireless network and massively scalable software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solutions for diverse industries in that regard. Different sectors stand to benefit from Nokia’s ingenious network solutions, such as finance, healthcare, retail, automotive, manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, and energy and resources.

What makes Nokia stand out from its competition in the telecommunications sector is indeed its pioneering instinct in developing solutions that are cutting-edge and future-proof.

Nokia is significantly aiding communication service providers (CSP) in evolving into a digital service provider (DSP) by transforming their business models and operations

For instance, Nokia’s Future X for industries architecture is a network framework designed for industries to accelerate their digitalisation and automation initiatives and pave the way for emerging industry 4.0 applications. The framework incorporates distinct technology layers that are designed to meet key industrial networking requirements. Combined with rich human-machine interfaces, it will deliver intuitively and augmented control of autonomous systems and manifest more efficient digital operations. On the whole, the framework serves as an essential foundation for the industries to embrace industry 4.0.

Similarly, Nokia’s industrial-grade private wireless network is the world’s first private 5G standalone solution. With its private wireless solutions – Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) and Modular Private Wireless (MPW) – Nokia is currently aiding industries across the world in hastening the adoption of digital technologies to increase automation, enhance security, and achieve new levels of productivity. DAC and MPW draw on the advanced cloud, analytics, and machine learning platforms developed by world-renowned researchers at the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs. And incredibly, they are easy to deploy and provide a smooth upgrade path to the future releases of 5G. They can digitally connect all the critical operations in real-time, no matter how fast the parts are moving, with simple and reliable plug-and-play networking.

In addition to that, Nokia puts forth the Nuage Networks Virtualised Services Platform (VSP), an industry-leading network automation platform. It enables a complete range of SDN, SD-WAN, and cloud solutions across networks and clouds of all sizes and architectures, from data centre private clouds to large enterprise WANs to the largest public clouds in the world. It further empowers CSPs and large enterprises to offer virtualised network services (VNS), offering the industry’s first SD-WAN 2.0 capability.

Riding on the coattails of such expertise, Nokia has carved a niche for itself today as the ideal partner for CSPs and enterprises in their digital transformation ventures. Today, more than 260 large enterprises have deployed Nokia’s private wireless solutions globally across disparate industry verticals. Also, more than 400 long-term evolution (LTE) networks of mobile operators that serve more than 75 percent of the world’s LTE subscribers avail of Nokia’s services. It has also enabled 1300 above mission-critical networks for a wide range of industries, like utilities, mining, aerospace, maritime, manufacturing, and logistics.

At this juncture, Nokia is the right provider to be partnered with for business that requires reliable, low-latency connectivity to every inch of the operations. Nokia excels in accelerating the digital transformation and aiding enterprises in keeping pace with the dynamic, ever-evolving marketplace.