Nokia and Tigo enable Industry 4.0 with 5G standalone trial in Colombia
- Nokia selected by Tigo to perform the first 5G indoor and outdoor trial in Latin America in their Colombia operations
- 5G standalone trial provides a direct 5G entry point for innovative use cases: immersive VR experiences, smart cities, digital health analytics based on thermal detection, connected car, fixed wireless access and Industry 4.0
2 December 2020
Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that is conducting a 5G standalone (SA) network trial with mobile operator, Tigo Colombia in the city of Medellin. The project pilots a number of cutting-edge corporate 5G services such as immersive experiences, Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) and Industry 4.0. The project aims to support Tigo’s efforts to ensure Medellin is a leading city for Industry 4.0 services in Latin America. Nokia is the sole vendor in this trial.
For the trial, marked by the event ‘On the path from 4G to 5G’, Nokia features its AirScale RAN portfolio to support both 5G indoor and outdoor coverage in the 3.5Ghz spectrum band. This includes its 5G RAN solution, AirScale Base Stations, AirScale massive MIMO 64T64R Adaptive Antenna solutions and low power Airscale Indoor Radio solution (ASiR).
Nokia also supplies Tigo with its FastMile 5G gateways with standalone configuration to deliver a high-speed, best-in-class ultra-broadband experience, addressing future higher bandwidth demands of Tigo’s residential and business customers.
The trial is based in standalone architecture (SA), providing the baseline for private 5G in industry and enabling allocation of virtual end-to-end slices for guaranteed high performance KPIs in specific industrial use cases. Nokia’s 5G SA will become the premier platform to enable future industry-related features and improvements. Nokia 5G trial includes a cloud-native Cloud Mobile Gateway and Cloud Mobility Manager appliance solutions, both of which are from Nokia’s Cloud Packet Core portfolio. Nokia also provides network design, planning, optimization, deployment and technical support.
Tigo and Nokia 5G trial operates in 3.5GHz spectrum allocated by Colombia’s Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications for 5G pilots and includes several innovative uses cases such as a 5G collaborative robots, 360-degree virtual realily live cameras, connected vehicles, eHealth video surveillance and analytics, smart lighting, private wireless networks and fixed wireless access. Tigo is also trialing the Nokia Automated Analytics Solution, which is a thermal camera temperature detection solution designed to spot potential COVID-19 infections in large facilities.
Marcelo Cataldo Chief Executive Officer, Tigo said: “We are delighted to partner with Nokia on this important pilot that demonstrates the power of 5G connectivity in transforming Colombia across a range of sectors in particular Industry 4.0.”
Osvaldo Di Campli, Head of Latin America at Nokia, said: “We are proud to be part of this 5G standalone pilot with Tigo, which demonstrates thepotential of 5G for demanding Industry 4.0 and consumer use cases. 5G opens up crucial opportunities to improve safety, health, and well-being and can help address vast challenges more effectively. Nokia will continue to contribute with this 5G pilot towards the digital transformation in Colombia ”
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