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Industrial digitalization

Industrial digitalization provides the opportunity to sustainably transform physical industries and cities through digitalization and connectivity. We focus on our offering through our Enterprise business with solutions for industry and cities that help to enable improved decarbonization, productivity, resource efficiency, and safety. This is our handprint. We focus on maximizing our positive impact as we believe it can have a much greater influence on the world’s carbon footprint in comparison to reducing our own footprint. However, we emphasize focusing on both our handprint and our footprint.

Our 2022 Sustainability report, People & Planet, include:



By end 2022, Nokia has deployed mission-critical networks to more than 2 600 leading enterprise customers in the transport, energy, large enterprise, manufacturing, webscale, and public sector segments around the globe



Our conducted research suggested advanced digital technologies are critical to the successful decarbonization of the energy industry



Nokia Oulu factory Finland has seen increase in output while maintaining the same level of resources and energy consumption due to digitalization projects



Nokia Bell Labs released its initial research on environmental monitoring and early views on sustainability in



Nokia is the leader in the private wireless market with over customers globally, helping industrials accelerate their digital transformation to create more efficient processes, empowered workers and high-quality output


industrial digitalization

 Nokia has deployed mission-critical networks to more than 2,600 leading enterprise customers in the transport, energy, large enterprise, manufacturing, webscale, and public sector segments around the globe. It has also extended its footprint to more than 560 private wireless customers worldwide across an array of industrial sectors and has been cited by industry analysts as the leading provider of private wireless networking worldwide.


Private wireless can achieve enterprise goals



Market research reveals private wireless enterprise drivers and ROI

GlobalData surveyed key decision makers at 79 multinational companies, representing early adopters of private wireless digitalization solutions in the manufacturing, energy and transportation sectors. Results show a high level of confidence in private wireless and industrial edge, particularly in integrated solutions to achieve enterprise cybersecurity, cost, efficiency and sustainability goals. Of those who had already deployed the technology, over 50 percent had already seen total cost of ownership (TCO) reductions of six percent or more from their investments, with 29 percent experiencing a more than 10 percent reduction.

Respondents noted that the increased insights, made possible through enhanced sensor and data analytics, allowed them to establish more efficient and safer operations. Most cited more than 10 percent improvement in their internal metrics across a range of areas, including reduced downtime and energy consumption, with many seeing more than 20 percent improvement.

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Nokia and ABI Research unveil Industry 4.0 maturity index for industrial campuses

Nokia and ABI research have announced the results of research that highlights the progress and plans for enterprise infrastructure investments in several key sectors. Electronics and appliance manufacturers are leading the way in Industry 4.0 technology investments and use case deployments. Opportunities lay ahead for manufacturers of heavy equipment to advance their digitalization plans by closely aligning IT and operational (OT) environments. Enterprises can use a self-assessment tool to measure digital maturity and identify opportunities to achieve operational and ESG goals on their path to the industrial metaverse.

Enterprise and industrial metaverses are exceeding expectations

Informed by more than 8 years of research at Nokia Bell Labs, we believe that the industrial metaverse is an extension of Industry 4.0. Consequently, those who have already implemented mission-critical communications networks for Industry 4.0 are now well placed to experience the benefits of the metaverse that clearly some companies are already seeing.

Companies that have already deployed industrial metaverse use cases are seeing more reported benefits than those still in the planning phase expect, most notably in capital expenditure reduction (15%), sustainability (10%) and safety improvement (9%), according to a study published by Nokia and EY. Examining the current state of the enterprise and industrial metaverses, The metaverse at work study which surveyed 860 business leaders across six countries shows that the industrial metaverse, particularly, is expected to deliver on and beyond expectations.

Nokia’s Oulu factory in Finland is a fully digitalized factory: Increasing output sustainably

Nokia’s Oulu factory in Finland is a fully digitalized factory: Increasing output sustainably

Our factory has been recognized as a world economic forum light house. It incorporates all 5G+ technologies to drive machining and assembly using robotics, autonomous transportation through mobile robots, advanced quality control methods, including video analytics, and maintenance schedules driven by Augmented Intelligence/ Machine Learning recommendations based on real-time asset condition data.

According to the latest data gathered in 2022, factory output has increased by 250% whilst maintaining the same level of resources and energy consumption. We saw a reduction of energy consumption per produced product by 54% and 70% of CO2 emissions have been avoided. In addition, both process defects and product time to market were reduced by half.

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Nokia will be at the COP28 Finland Pavilion in the Blue Zone showcasing the enabling effects of the digital transition, while also demonstrating how the ICT sector can simultaneously reduce its own footprint.