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Digitalization will touch every corner of the world and everything we do. We see the future digital world that will enable a more sustainable planet and more opportunities for society and individuals. More people and more things will be connected to each other and the world around them. Below are some examples of just how we are helping the world digitalize and become smarter, safer, and more sustainable.

Helping Canadian cities fund and reduce the risks associated with smart city initiatives. complementing the Smart Cities Challenge program

Nokia and Smart City Capital, LLC are launching a joint program to help Canadian cities fund and reduce the risks associated with smart city initiatives. With available project funding from Smart City Capital exceeding $2 billion CAD, this program complements the Smart Cities Challenge program launched by Infrastructure Canada earlier this year.

To support this effort, Nokia and Smart City Capital have created a best-in-class partner ecosystem that includes suppliers of a broad range of technology solutions, standardized and scalable communications network infrastructure and platforms, and architecture and engineering services. This ecosystem is designed to help facilitate the adoption of smart city applications in areas including public safety, smart transit, autonomous vehicle and vehicle to X (V2X) and more. 

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SpaceTime Insight to expand our Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio and IoT analytics capabilities, and accelerate the development of new IoT applications for key vertical markets

Nokia has acquired SpaceTime Insight to expand its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio and IoT analytics capabilities, and accelerate the development of new IoT applications for key vertical markets.

Based in San Mateo, California, with offices in the U.S., Canada, U.K., India and Japan, SpaceTime Insight provides machine learning-powered analytics and IoT applications for some of the world's largest transportation, energy and utilities organizations, including Entergy, FedEx, NextEra Energy, Singapore Power and Union Pacific Railroad. Its machine learning models and other advanced analytics, designed specifically for asset-intensive industries, predict asset health with a high degree of accuracy and optimize related operations. As a result, SpaceTime Insight's applications help customers reduce cost and risk, increase operational efficiencies, reduce service outages and more.

The acquisition supports Nokia's software strategy by bringing SpaceTime Insight's sales expertise and proven track record in IoT application development, machine learning and data science to the Nokia Software IoT product unit. It will strengthen Nokia's IoT software portfolio and IoT analytics capabilities, and accelerate the development of Nokia's IoT offerings to deliver high-value IoT applications and services to new and existing customers.

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Solving the challenges of urbanization through IoT for Smart Cities and Sensing as a Service for economically and environmentally sustainable cities

Cities are seeing unprecedented growth, bringing major challenges as they seek to remain sustainable, healthy and safe places for people to live and work.

The Internet of Things (IoT) offers new opportunities for cities to use data to manage traffic, cut pollution, make better use of infrastructure and keep citizens safe.

To help cities make the most of the digital opportunities, Nokia has launched “IoT for Smart Cities”, a fully integrated modular and scalable framework to efficiently deliver and manage smart city services . This enables operators and master systems integrators (MSI’s) to take advantage of unified smart city management, while unlocking new revenue streams by rapidly launching new smart city services addressing city council needs. The ‘fully integrated’ approach fulfils the vital requirement of a connected landscape that is shared, secure and scalable - where every ‘thing’ can talk to each other to make tomorrow’s cities smart, safe and sustainable.

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Technology solution to help the City of Sendai recover from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, while contributing to improvements in the quality of life for citizens

Nokia and the City of Sendai have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deliver technology solutions for local businesses as they recover from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, while contributing to improvements in the quality of life for citizens. The agreement covers public safety management, including disaster recovery, activities to improve the safety and security of local citizens, and the testing and development of Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) and 5G applications within the city.

The memorandum will establish Nokia as a long-term strategic partner to the city, which continues to recover from the major natural disasters of 2011. The two parties plan to stage a joint disaster exercise in 2018, and will collaborate further on public safety innovation and development. Nokia will also offer its Nokia Innovation Platform and other innovation programs to universities and startups in Sendai to help the city to establish a local ecosystem and support business opportunities outside of Japan. Finally, Nokia and Sendai will co-establish a test bed for MEC and 5G applications to accelerate related use cases.

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Transforming Shanghai's fast-growing former industrial district of Hongkou through a range of new smart city and public safety services

Nokia is to supply a LTE network in the 700 megahertz spectrum band to the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group, a diversified broadcasting, media, manufacturing and real estate company. The deployment will transform Shanghai's fast-growing former industrial district of Hongkou through a range of new smart city services, for which Nokia will supply advanced wireless communications based on FDD-LTE technology for smart city and public safety applications.  Nokia Shanghai Bell, Nokia's JV company in China will provide the deployment and services.

The LTE network is being deployed to provide broadband connectivity for city services, specifically high-speed wireless links to video from cameras used for traffic control, video monitoring and analysis, and additional services in future. The network is based on Nokia's FDD-LTE solution and offers the data capacity needed to support a variety of bandwidth-intensive video formats, including high-definition and ultra-high definition 4K, 3D and more. This deployment marks Nokia's first for LTE technology in the 700 MHz spectrum band in China.

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Connectivity inside and outside the home is a critical enabler of aging in place, with the potential to improve the lives of millions of people around the world

Aging in place is about helping the elderly stay in their own homes as long as possible, before they potentially have to move to a care home. The connectivity that network operators provide inside and outside the home is a critical enabler of aging in place, with the potential to improve the lives of millions of people around the world.

Moving to a care home obviously has a strong emotional impact, both on the individuals concerned and their families. However, there is also a financial consideration: nursing homes are more costly than the home environment, so both families and healthcare providers may be very interested in the idea of aging in place.

To enable aging in place, we first need to ensure that the person concerned lives in a safe, secure and comfortable home. Second, being able to monitor the wellbeing of the stay at home senior is an important requirement. Thirdly, any possible savings on the energy bill is often an additional benefit for the elderly.

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Deploying millions of home gateways to provide residential customers across 29 different provinces in China for ultra-broadband applications and intelligent home services

Nokia and China Mobile are deploying millions of home gateways to provide residential customers across 29 different provinces in China with access to fiber-based ultra-broadband applications and intelligent home services.

Under this contract, China Mobile will deploy home gateway units with Nokia's solution to over 30 million users during 2017. Using established fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks, which bring greater service experiences and gigabit speeds to customers, the new gateway will extend internet coverage in the home and enable IoT communications between devices and sensors. The ability to flexibly add software functions and enhanced analytics capabilities allows China Mobile to deploy and deliver a new intelligent home experience and associated services.

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Introducing smart city services that will foster economic development and improve the daily lives of citizens in Tampere, Finland

Nokia has joined 'Smart Tampere', an initiative to introduce smart city services that will foster economic development and improve the daily lives of citizens in Tampere, Finland. Smart Tampere brings together local companies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local government and citizens to explore how digital technologies can be implemented in areas such as smart mobility, e-health, smart lighting, smart energy, extended user experience and more.

Smart Tampere is a city-wide economic policy intended to create a living lab in which technology solutions can be explored, tested and ultimately deployed to improve the lives of citizens and make the city more attractive to businesses and visitors. Through city planning Tampere has been able to ensure public and private investments of 6-10 Billion Euro to turn Tampere into a smarter city by 2030.

Nokia - which has a strong track-record developing solutions for smart, sustainable cities - will leverage its expertise in key technologies in areas such as 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) that are widely expected to play a critical role in the development of smart cities.

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