Nokia announced that KUKA, a manufacturer of industrial robots and automation solutions, will deploy 5G private wireless networking at KUKA’s Smart Production and Development Center in Augsburg, Germany.
KUKA is planning to deploy 5G technology in its robotics and automation solutions, and the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) campus networking and application platform will support product development.
KUKA aims to maximize the potential of upcoming 3GPP Releases 16 and 17 through the deployment of a 5G private wireless network. Nokia DAC’s manager portal will enable KUKA to configure the network to its specific requirements.
Nokia, as part of the multi-year subscription contract, will support KUKA with network deployment, operation support services and training, enabling integration of new use cases that include new 5G-based interfaces and components for the KUKA solution portfolio.
Manufacturing companies turning to Nokia for private wireless networking include Toyota Production Engineering Company, Arçelik Turkey and WEG Brazil.
Nokia’s more than 290 enterprise customers have deployed private wireless networking, of which over 40 incorporate 5G. Nokia has deployed mission-critical networks to over 1,500 enterprise customers in the transport, energy, large enterprise, manufacturing, webscale, and public sector segments.