Nokia has announced that it will expand its industrial portfolio of equipment to enable private wireless network connectivity across North America. Nokia Connectivity Operations Dashboard, the new Nokia 5G Industrial Fieldrouter and Dongle, radio access spectrum capabilities, and the Nokia 5G Industrial fieldrouter will give more options for the deployment of private, reliable 4G/LTE/5G wireless networks for cities, schools, and other entities.
The Nokia Industrial 5G fieldrouter can be used in Citizen Broadband Radio Service, (CBRS), 3.5GHz spectrum in the US and Canada. Anterix licensed spectrum at 900MHz nationwide in the US is also available to connect machines, autonomous cars and robots. CBRS 5G standalone (SA-) deployments are possible using Nokia radio access points. Enterprises now have the ability to deploy private 4.9G/LTE and 5G on licensed and shared spectrum using the Nokia integrated CBRS system.
COVID lockdowns revealed that millions of students in the US had no or limited internet access. Many have invested billions of dollars in CBRS spectrum, some to connect communities using private wireless hotspots and 4G/LTE. Private wireless can also be used by enterprises to connect their equipment. Enterprises can benefit from Industry 4.0-critical use cases by using 5G standalone private wireless over the CBRS and deploying on-premises industrial edges capabilities. These include autonomous operations, digital twining and predictive maintenance.
Todd Nate , Nokia’s head of private wireless in North America. stated: Private wireless deployments have increased since the FCC released CBRS spectrum for public and enterprise use. Nokia has over 90 private wireless customers across the country. More than 70 of these are using CBRS shared frequency. These customers are vital in connecting underserved communities to digitally transform enterprises. By preparing our equipment, we can help them develop to 5G at their pace.
Nokia recognizes that spectrum access is only one part of the story. Therefore, the Nokia Connectivity Operations Dashboard will also be launched to provide contextual network visibility. Nokia customers will be able to track network usage on connected phones, PCs and other devices. The Nokia Industrial user equipment at site also feeds data for insights. Nokia Connectivity Operations Dashboard provides additional Nokia Industrial device management. The information can be used by government agencies and other stakeholders to create reports.
Nokia Industrial device management allows zero touch onboarding for Nokia Industrial smartphones, tablets, and IoT devices. Customers can manage thousands of devices by applying policies and permissions to groups, and remotely updating and patching devices. Customers can also benefit from real-time monitoring as the network is experienced by their devices by subscribing Nokia Network Digital Twin and the Nokia Connectivity Dashboard. This will allow users to detect anomalies and predict future behavior, which allows them to assess the effects of planned changes before they are implemented in real-world.