Skip to main content

Nokia private wireless selected to enhance Alibaba Cloud’s enterprise edge cloud capabilities to speed up its customers’ digital transformation

Press release

Nokia private wireless selected to enhance Alibaba Cloud’s enterprise edge cloud capabilities to speed up its customers’ digital transformation

  • Nokia’s industrial-grade private wireless solution, Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC), will be included in Alibaba Cloud’s enterprise service offer
  • Nokia Digital Automation Cloud will allow Alibaba Cloud’s customers to reliably connect their OT assets, keep and analyze intelligence on premises and enhance automation to accelerate Industry 4.0 projects

25 February 2022

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced it is working with Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, to enhance enterprise edge cloud capabilities and allow companies to easily take advantage of reliable wireless industrial IoT connectivity. By integrating Nokia’s private wireless network solution within Alibaba Cloud’s service offering, enterprise customers can accelerate their digital transformation.

Under the agreement, Alibaba Cloud and Nokia settle to jointly create a leading enterprise edge service offering. Alibaba Cloud will leverage Nokia industrial-grade private wireless network solution to support the needs of its enterprise customers, to improve their productivity, reduce costs, and further accelerate their digital transformation journey.

Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) is a high-performance, end-to-end private wireless networking and edge computing platform that simplifies adoption of enterprise industrial IoT. It allows enterprises greater agility to meet changing market demands, as they can securely and reliably connect assets wirelessly and use operational data to enhance processes and efficiencies to make Alibaba Cloud’s service offer more competitive. The open APIs also allows the third parties to integrate their own applications into the network, so that enterprises have access to more applications to improve their operations. 

Li Li, Vice President, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, said: “We will continue to innovate cloud service offerings and benefit our global customers, enabling them to digitalize their operations and deploy new industrial applications on the edge. By leveraging Nokia’s private wireless solution, our enterprise customers will benefit from plug-and-play high-speed, low-latency and, connectivity together with timely intelligence management and processing.”

Businesses will be able to connect a myriad of equipment, sensors and vehicles securely and reliably. Data will be processed at the cloud edge allowing enterprises to take advantage of Industry 4.0 capabilities such as real-time monitoring, predictive maintenance and autonomous operations of vehicles and equipment, to realize new efficiencies.

Stephan Litjens, Head of Enterprise Solutions at Nokia, said: “Nokia has already contributed to the digital transformation of more than 420 enterprises globally with our private wireless offer. We are excited to collaborate with Alibaba Cloud by bringing our global networking knowledge and enterprise digitalization experience to enhance their cloud business service offering to a broader market of enterprise customers worldwide.”


Nokia Digital Automation Cloud | Nokia

Industrial-grade private wireless solutions | Nokia

Alibaba Cloud: Reliable Secure Cloud Solutions to Empower Your Global Business

About Nokia

At Nokia, we create technology that helps the world act together.

As a trusted partner for critical networks, we are committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. We create value with intellectual property and long-term research, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs.

Adhering to the highest standards of integrity and security, we help build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive world.

About Alibaba Cloud 
Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud ( is the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group. It offers a complete suite of cloud services to customers worldwide, including elastic computing, database, storage, network virtualization services, large-scale computing, security, management and application services, big data analytics, a machine learning platform and IoT services. Alibaba Cloud is China’s leading provider of public cloud services by revenue in 2019, including PaaS and IaaS services, according to IDC.

Media Inquiries:

Nokia Communications

Phone: +358 10 448 4900