Toyota taps Nokia for private LTE network - Mobile World Live

Toyota taps Nokia for private LTE network

23 JUN 2020

Automaker Toyota selected Nokia to deploy a private LTE network to support a range of IoT-based devices at its manufacturing design division, with plans to upgrade to 5G.

In a statement, the vendor said it will work with local systems integrator NS Solutions to build an industrial-grade mobile network at Toyota Production Engineering’s site in Fukuoka, Japan.

The deployment covers the core network, base stations and a cloud-based operation monitoring system, along with Nokia’s LTE evolution technologies, marketed under the name 4.9G.

Donny Janssens, customer team head of enterprise at Nokia Japan, said its 5G-ready private network will enable Toyota to integrate next-generation manufacturing use-cases which “help accelerate its digital transformation and realise its future automotive IoT vision”.

NS Solutions is responsible for wireless area design, licence application support, system construction, and on-going maintenance and operation.

Nokia said the private network contract builds on existing relationships with Toyota Production Engineering and NS Solutions.



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Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he...

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