Nokia has signed an agreement with Etisalat UAE to deploy 5G private wiles networks to various industries in the region.
In a statement, the two companies said they will work together to support critical businesses in sectors such as ports, oil and gas government and others, by way of digital transformation and pushing through Industry 4.0 use cases that tap into 5G.
A 5G private wireless network based on Nokia’s platform has been installed in Etisalat’s innovation centre in its Abu Dhabi headquarters.
Nokia and Etisalat UAE will offer a variety of solutions including Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), Modular Private Wireless (MPW) and Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC), to meet the diverse needs of various enterprises.
In addition, the frame agreement includes Nokia Group Communications with push-to-talk and push-to-video capabilities, as well as Enterprise Voice Core (EVC). Nokia and Etisalat UAE will be able to develop 5G-enabled use cases to support digital transformation and improve operational efficiency across multiple industries with this broad set of solutions.
Etisalat UAE chief technology and information officer Khalid Murshed said: “We are committed to supporting the government's vision to accelerate digital transformation of businesses so they can capture emerging opportunities. This collaboration with our long-term partner Nokia is in line with this vision and will provide our customers with best-in-class solutions. 5G private wireless networks will allow them to boost productivity, enhance operational efficiency, and grow revenue while improving customer experience."
Nokia Middle East VP Rima Manna added: “With over 75 5G and more than 420 private wireless customers around the world, Nokia offers field-proven technology and expertise in the 5G private wireless networks domain. Etisalat is a leader in innovation, and we look forward to collaborating on this initiative to provide industry-leading solutions to help enterprises across the country on their digital transformation journeys. This partnership will assist Etisalat in increasing revenue while leveraging 5G spectrum and deployment.”