Kyndryl partners Nokia on networking and edge

Kyndryl partners Nokia on networking and edge

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Kyndryl and Nokia have formed a global network and edge computing alliance.

The consortium aims to help enterprise customers accelerate their digital transformations with LTE and 5G private wireless networking.

Through the collaboration, the two have completed private LTE and 5G real world deployments and several proof of concept applications for Dow Inc to support worker safety and collaboration, asset tracking, using a framework that it plans to deploy across its global sites. Manufacturing is the alliance's primary market segment.

“As enterprises across every industry are seeking new ways to digitally transform their operations, 5G and edge computing grow so they can harness the promise of these emerging technologies,” said Paul Savill, global practice leader of network and edge compute for Kyndryl.

“By collaborating with Nokia, we’re taking another step forward in helping our customers unlock the power of LTE and 5G through a secure, private environment that helps them deliver tailored enterprise grade edge solutions that drive new value for their bottom lines and next gen customer experiences.”

Using existing Nokia DAC 5G standalone private wireless solutions, Kyndryl and Nokia are creating opportunities for the industrial ecosystem with LTE, while laying the foundation for 5G enhancements in future 3GPP releases.

Nokia DAC is a digitisation service platform that features high-performance industrial-grade private wireless connectivity and edge computing.

“By combining Kyndryl’s world-class services expertise and global reach with Nokia’s mission-critical, industry leading private wireless and industrial edge computing solutions, we will enable even more organizations to transform their operations, accelerate their digitalisation journey and reap the benefits of Industry 4.0,” said Chris Johnson, head of the global enterprise business at Nokia.

Under the terms of the alliance, Kyndryl and Nokia will develop new, integrated solutions and services for edge cloud, IP networking, optics, fixed access, 4G and 5G core and network operations software technologies.

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