Nokia is building out its strategic partnership ecosystem to bring local 5G/private wireless LTE to industrial and government customers in Japan.
The spectrum designated for local 5G will be released in Japan at the end of 2019 for enterprise use and Nokia plans to take advantage of this new spectrum along with its industry partners.
Nokia will help accelerate IoT for industries in Japan by uniquely offering an end-to-end industrial grade private wireless portfolio. This will enable enterprises, regional authorities and other organizations in Japan to deploy the next-generation of industrial-strength wireless connectivity based on LTE and 5G technologies to create local private, reliable networks.
Nokia has built a partnership eco-system with five industry leading companies spanning multiple segments, including NS Solutions for factory IoT, Marubeni for global IoT, Internet Initiative Japan for Full MVNO, Equinix for multi-cloud and global data centers and Hitachi Kokusai Electric for smart social infrastructure and smart cities with video solutions.
John Harrington, Head of Nokia Japan said, “Nokia Japan is strategically establishing a partnership eco-system with companies. Our aim is to better serve the increasing needs for local 5G/private wireless LTE in Japan, which has proven its ability to provide reliable, secure, high-capacity connectivity. With spectrum availability now opening up in Japan, Nokia is bringing forth a unique combination of technology, services and partnerships to help its customers deploy end-to-end solutions that will jumpstart their digital transformations.”