Nokia Kendryl Partnership

Nokia and Kyndryl join hands for 5G Private Market

Finnish kit maker Nokia and IBM’s former IT infrastructure arm Kyndryl have teamed up to go after the private networking and edge computing markets.

The two companies on Thursday announced a global deal that brings together Nokia’s Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) – its private cellular networking and edge compute platform – and Kyndryl’s portfolio of consulting, design, implementation and managed services.

The partners have already made a marquee signing in the form of US chemical giant Dow, which has deployed private LTE and 5G, as well as several proof-of-concept (PoC) applications spanning worker safety and collaboration, asset tracking and various other industry 4.0 use cases. Dow plans to use what it has learned as a blueprint for rolling out private cellular networking across its sites worldwide.

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