Announced by Nokia, the leading telecommunications company has partnered with industrial robotics and automation solutions manufacturer - KUKA - to deploy the telecommunications company’s 5G SA private wireless networking.
Nokia’s 5G technology will be deployed at KUKA’s Smart Production and Development Centre in Augsburg, Germany, alongside Nokia’s Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) campus networking and application platform to support product development.
“In [the] coming years, KUKA will develop solutions that harness the potential of 5G’s fast, reliable and secure connectivity. By partnering with Nokia for private wireless networking, we have now established a long-term development roadmap that will allow us to capitalise on the new capabilities in future 5G releases for our automation solutions,” said Michael Wagner, Director R&D, Competence Center Control Technology, KUKA.
How Will KUKA Harness the Capabilities of 5G?
By Deploying the 5G private wireless network, KUKA aims to maximise the potential of upcoming 3GPP Releases 16 and 17. Nokia’s DAC manager portal will enable KUKA to configure its network to specific requirements.
Nokia will also support KUKA with its network deployment, offering operation support services, training, and enable integrations of new use cases including new 5G-based interfaces and components for KUKA’s solution portfolio.
“5G is continuously evolving with new capabilities. Advanced automation manufacturers who leverage 5G for their own solutions need to take this into consideration. With KUKA preparing to use 5G in industrial applications, deployment of a Nokia DAC platform will enable it to accelerate the development of smart automation solutions for its customers,” said Dirk Lewandowski, Vice President Central and East Europe, Nokia Enterprise.
Why Manufacturers Are Turning to Nokia for Private Wireless Networking
Offering reliable high-bandwidth, low-latency private networking, local edge computing capabilities, voice and video services, and a catalogue of applications, Nokia highlights that its Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) platform is a compact and easy to deploy platform.
“In the manufacturing sector, Nokia industrial-grade private wireless networking gives customers the scalability, flexibility, low latency and mission-critical coverage needed to advance their digital transformation,” said Nokia.