EY and Nokia are forming a strategic allience. It will help enterprises and communication service providers (CSPs) accelerate both their digital transformations and business transformations. The strategic alliance will rolled out to other EY member firms around the world . It will also help organizations to unlock the value that private wireless and 5G can provide. It will also support enterprises to maintain resiliency beyond COVID-19.
The rise in 5G
The demand for connectivity grows with the increase in remote working and use of emerging technologies. For instance, these include IoT, Industry 4.0, connected products, and advanced mobility. A recent EY research, identified that 69 percent of organizations are currently investing or planning to invest in 5G.
“The impact of 5G across industries is a growing priority for EY clients undergoing digital and business transformation, as new use cases become a critical focus looking beyond this period of crisis. Nokia’s leading capabilities in private wireless and 5G deployment complement the EY strategic alliance ecosystem in this evolving landscape. The alliance with Nokia helps deliver end-to-end solutions to address clients’ most pressing challenges as they respond to dramatic shifts in market dynamics and strive to accelerate growth and productivity gains,” said Greg Cudahy, EY Global Technology, Media & Entertainment, and Telecoms Leader.
“Together with EY people, we will bring leading, high-performance, and secure network solutions for operators and industrial players around the world, and the experience required to develop innovative business models and 5G use-cases for enterprises. This means an acceleration of the digital transformation journey for customers as they seek to reinvent themselves in a post-pandemic world,” added Raghav Sahgal, President of Cloud and Network Services, Nokia.
EY and Nokia’s alliance
As part of the alliance, EY and Nokia will securely connect equipment and processes across the supply chain. It will helpenterprises to create customer trust, achieve a return on investment, rethink operational processes and evaluate complex regulatory requirements.
The alliance will focus on three key areas:
- Firstly, fueling digital transformation for manufacturing, energy, and operations across industries
- Secondly,building cybersecurity and digital trust by protecting telcos’, service providers and enterprise clients’ core operations, as well as manage security challenges
- Lastly, Accelerate digital transformation for CSPs across their entire life cycle to drive growth and efficiency
Nokia and LG Uplus Alliance
Nokia today announced an agreement with LG Uplus to expand 5G coverage by installing new equipment from Nokia’s comprehensive AirScale portfolio across the country. It will enable seamless 5G indoor and outdoor connectivity. The deal is expected to accommodate future network expansion. This will further deepen the partnership between the two companies, which have already collaborated on LTE, 5G, and digital projects.
It is the first deployment of its kind in South Korea. So, Nokia will install its cost-effective, next-generation small cell AirScale Indoor (ASiR) systems in a range of indoor locations including shopping malls and office buildings. It is composed of Nokia’s Digital Baseband unit and ASiR-pRRH solution (pico Remote Radio Head). The system features multi-operator and multi-band support and will enable LG Uplus to provide 5G connectivity.
The compact and flexible nature of the ASiR indoor system means it can be deployed quickly in strategic locations when additional capacity is required. Above all, it is ideal for both consumers and enterprise customers. ASiR facilitates a simple service upgrade to 5G New Radio with minimal on-site working if required. It features a web-based manager, enabling remote configuration without the need for a separate application. This makes it an ideal replacement for traditional, complex, and expensive distributed antenna system. However, the flexibility further enhanced by cell combination and splitting. Hense, revoloutionizing the communication.