[Nigeria] Nokia showcases 5G potential, reiterates commitment to supporting operators and enterprises
Nokia hosted a series of Innovation Days in Lagos to showcase how 5G technology can transform the way people live and work as well as enhance the industrial productivity in Nigeria. As a global leader in 5G technology with its end-to-end portfolio, Nokia presented how this technology can benefit telecom operators, enterprises including the public sector and individuals.
As an end-to-end network supplier, Nokia says is uniquely positioned to address all its clients’ network, services, and software needs while helping them transition from 3G to 4G and 5G in the future.
Nokia showcased a world where anything can be ‘connected’, from retail to conservation, industries, entertainment and education. In the connected conservation use case, Nokia used high definition 360° capable cameras with pattern recognition, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and software solutions to monitor the movement of intruders at fences and send alerts when anomalies are detected. This can be used to prevent poaching, which is a major challenge across the African continent.
In the connected industries use case, self-learning AI video solutions will be used to monitor the manufacturing process to improve quality control and efficiency in factories, while the connected retail solution aims to assist online fashion retailers to reduce the percentage of returns due to incorrect sizing while bringing the physical retail industry closer to online. Nokia also demonstrated the unique benefits of Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC) through 5G to consumer applications such as online gaming, immersive entertainment, haptic capabilities (touch, feel) and e-health.
Visitors also experienced how private LTE can streamline operations for both mines and airports as well as how Nokia’s worldwide IoT network grid (WING) as a service enables rapid IoT revenue expansion with minimal investment and less risk. In addition, Nokia showcased its agriculture-as-a-service solution, which makes IoT more accessible to small-scale farmers. In another demonstration, the company showd how its cloud-native core is fundamental to enable bandwidth-intensive and low-latency use cases in the areas of industrial automation, public sector, and consumer entertainment.
Nokia is already seeing tremendous interest in Nokia 5G Future X. Through Future X, Nokia provides communications service providers the opportunity to take early advantage of the promise of 5G and strengthen their competitiveness.
5G has certainly moved beyond just being an industry-talk, and leading operators around the globe are moving fast towards the launch of commercial services. Nokia Future X vision can assist operators to look further into the future as they build their network today to transition for next-generation services and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Nokia, as a world leader in 5G with its end-to-end 5G portfolio and 45 5G commercial contracts - 24 with named customers - says it is committed to bringing 5G to Nigeria to unlock new opportunities and further the country’s socio-economic development.