Mobile Devices

Nokia makes first 5G standalone private network commercially available

22 July 2020

Nokia has made a new 5G standalone (SA) industrial grade private wireless networking solution, designed for industrial and manufacturing 5G use cases, commercially available.

The network gives manufacturers and industrial customers an end-to-end portfolio of high performance 4.9G/LTE and 5G private wireless networking solutions.

Non-standalone (NSA) 5G NR is technology that runs on the current infrastructure used in the roll out of 4G networks, while SA 5G networks are used to run exclusively for 5G technology. NSA has been the initial rollout of 5G technologies, but starting this year 5G NR SA networks will begin to enter the field.

“With the introduction of 5G SA, we set a new standard for our enterprise customers with a world-class lineup of private wireless solutions to meet their digitalization needs, no matter their entry point or connectivity requirements,” said Raghav Sahgal, president of Nokia Enterprise.

“Private wireless connectivity is central to our customers realizing their long-term digital transformation goals,” Sahgal said. “By delivering 5G SA, we’re paving the way to accelerate digitalization in the most demanding of use cases such as automotive manufacturing, where cloud, robotics and autonomous machine operations create mission-critical demands for reliable low latency and high data rate.”

Nokia said it has been conducting in situ trials with customers and mobile operator partners since the first quarter of 2020.

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