Nokia and Elisa Join Forces in Finnish Private Mobile Networks Push

Nokia and telecom operator Elisa announced they will partner in a joint go-to-market alliance to drive industrial-grade private mobile network deployment. The tie-up will drive industrial-grade private mobile network deployment covering 5G technology, along with market development to accelerate organisations’ digitalisation efforts.

Under the agreement, Nokia and Elisa will utilize new and existing radio network infrastructure to deploy mission-critical, industrial-grade private networks with Finnish businesses. The collaboration will leverage the recent agreement that sees Nokia continue its long-standing relationship with Elisa as strategic supply partner of 5G RAN nationwide. The partners will also align their resources to drive marketplace campaigns, share competency development and advance technical co-operation. The collaboration will initially focus on markets such as maritime and ports, mining, manufacturing, logistics and utilities.

“A growing number of organizations are now investing in private mobile networks. With this partnership, the two leading Finnish telecommunication companies join forces to create a dream team that will take our combined private mobile network enterprise offering to a new level. Elisa and Nokia are global forerunners in network quality and 5G, and we have already begun joint deployment of both 5G and LTE private mobile networks in different industries and use cases for Finnish enterprises,” said Timo Katajisto, Executive Vice President for Corporate Customers at Elisa.

“In Elisa, we have an outstanding partner with whom we can drive private mobile networking growth and establish Finland as a leader in this field. We share the same vision of creating new opportunities for Finnish businesses with 5G to help them digitalize their operations and leverage intelligence on top of the network with our IoT, analytics, automation and AI solutions,” said Raghav Sahgal, President of Nokia Cloud & Network Services.

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