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Nokia deploys local 5G network in Japan

Nokia noted the solution includes the Japanese model of FastMile 5G Gateway, which was developed especially for local 5G use cases in Japan


Nokia announced that NS Solutions deployed Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) and 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) technology as part of a local 5G network for Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) at Nara prefecture in Japan.

In a release, the Finnish vendor said that the 5G private wireless network will allow NAIST to strengthen its research capabilities, enable high-definition live streaming of lectures and research videos and contribute to research on next-generation mobile communication systems.

The vendor also noted that the new local 5G network will enable NAIST to collect vast amounts of data in real-time and use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to generate actionable insights. Local 5G networks will also allow high-definition live streaming to enable NAIST to provide a more immersive education experience, the company added. The local network will also improve rainfall prediction accuracy by using 5G and GPS positioning functions.

Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) is an end-to-end private wireless networking and edge computing platform, specially designed for enterprises from different industry verticals. The solution also includes the Japanese model of FastMile 5G Gateway, which was developed especially for local 5G use cases in Japan.

Takashi Oshiro, executive director and SVP at NS Solutions, said: “Our expertise coupled with field-proven Nokia solutions allow us to deploy best-in-class local 5G networks for enterprises from different industry verticals. Nokia DAC will enable us to quickly deploy local 5G for NAIST to help them gain new research capabilities and allow them to use the network to conduct research for upcoming technologies. In addition, Nokia Fastmile CPEs allow the users to deploy 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) quickly and easily.”

“Nokia Digital Automation Cloud will allow NAIST to benefit from a highly reliable local 5G network to better manage its data assets and provide a superior learning experience. In addition, our FastMile 5G Gateway allows NS Solutions to offer high-speed, reliable wireless connectivity for the local 5G network at NAIST. These solutions enable enterprises to leverage 5G technology in order to acquire new capabilities and gain a business edge. We are pleased to work with NS Solutions on this project and look forward to helping other enterprises benefit from innovative 5G use cases,” said Donny Janssens, head of customer team enterprise Japan, at Nokia.

Nokia said it has deployed mission-critical networks to more than 2,200 enterprise customers in the transport, energy, large enterprise, manufacturing, webscale, and public sector segments around the globe.

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