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Nokia rolls out first 5G private wireless network in Turkey

16 June 2021

Nokia has signed a business agreement with Arçelik Global and Türk Telekom to deploy the first private wireless network in Turkey.

The 5G-ready private network will be deployed at Arçelik’s Çayırova-based washing machine factory and will provide a platform for Arçelik to accelerate a digital transformation and implementation of Industry 4.0 use cases.

The network will allow for low-latency coverage through the facility to enhance automated guided vehicle (AGV) performance. AGVs are used throughout the manufacturing process for component logistics and improved connectivity for AGV speed as well as control and operational efficiency.

Additionally, the network will support indoor positioning for real-time asset location tracking as well as allow for video analytics-based applications for site safety and security.

Future use cases include:

  • Augmented and virtual reality
  • Digital twins
  • Inventory control
  • Safety and facility management
  • Quality control
  • Video for remote inspection
  • Voice and video communication

Under the agreement, Nokia will provide design, deployment and ongoing managed services. Turk Telekom will provide 4.9G/LTE spectrum and be responsible for end-to-end management and governance model.

Nokia said 5G-enabled Industry 4.0 use cases such as collaborative robots can increase manufacturing productivity by up to 25%, video sensors can cut equipment breakdowns by up to 30% and AGVs can increase transportation capacity by 30%.

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