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Private wireless is how you Industry 4.0

The Nokia Industrial-grade private wireless solution is enabling Industry 4.0 digital transformation

Industry 4.0 leverages innovations in industrial IoT, AI and machine learning (ML), edge computing and wireless communications. Asset-intensive industries are moving quickly to take advantage of these technologies, including manufacturing, ports, mines, utilities, railways, airports, logistics, intelligent highways and smart cities. 

The digital transformation of these activities is based on your ability to capture data, process and analyze it and to then act on it, often in near-real-time. Data captured from IIoT sensors is processed by edge computing using AI and ML to model and analyze it. The results are used to make split-second decisions, reconfigure processes and achieve new efficiencies, especially around automation. 

Industry 4.0 and private wireless together enable industries to fuse physical with digital processes by connecting all sensors, machines and workers in the most flexible, affordable and reliable way available.

Private wireless provides an important part of the Industry 4.0 connectivity layer along with cabled Ethernet and passive optical LAN. It is especially useful for connecting thousands of low-powered sensors, mobile workers and their equipment, digitalizing legacy machines, and connecting with any machine that moves, from autonomous intelligent vehicles (AIVs) on the factory floor, to autonomous ore trucks in an open pit mine.

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Our industrial-grade private wireless is providing superior connectivity for customers in multiple industries worldwide

Our private wireless networks are now in use by several hundreds of customers worldwide and have been field-proven in some of the harshest environments on the planet. Private wireless is well-proven for many already deployed operations technology (OT) use cases, and new use cases are being trialed every day.

Based on 4.9G/LTE, the latest generation of 4G technology, and 5G, private wireless differs in many key aspects from IT wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi, which is often proposed as an alternative:

  • Predictable performance in terms of data rate and latency
  • High multi-user capacity 
  • Large outdoor and pervasive indoor radio coverage
  • Able to overcome radio interference in noisy environments
  • Provides mobile coverage up to 360 kph
  • Supports low-powered sensor communications
  • Intrinsically secure with SIM-based access and end-to-end encryption

Get the right mix of private and public networks

A private 4.9/5G wireless network provides the pervasive connectivity you need to support critical applications within your industrial sites and field area networks. If you need regional, nationwide or global coverage, you can combine your private network with shared public network slices. Our solution interacts seamlessly with public networks, which makes it easy to get the right network mix for your business.

Critical wireless communications for all industries

Private wireless networks are focused on industrial operational assets and users. Like public wireless networks, private wireless provides broadband connectivity, but the service is dedicated to a specific organization, which may own and manage the network or purchase it as a service from a third party such as a mobile operator. Industry verticals and public sector bodies, including factories, warehouses, ports, airports, mining, utilities, public safety and smart cities, all make excellent candidates for private wireless. Many of them have already started using it to fuel their digital transformation and make their operations safer, more sustainable, productive and efficient.

Critical communications solutions based on industrial-grade private wireless offer unimaginable possibilities to power Industry 4.0 use cases, from machine remote control, to cloud robotics, process automation, predictive asset maintenance, assisted/autonomous vehicles, CCTV monitoring and mission-critical push-to-talk and push-to-video — all on a single network infrastructure.

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