Home5G & BeyondTelefónica pushes 5G private networks in Spain with Nokia tie-up

    Telefónica pushes 5G private networks in Spain with Nokia tie-up


    The deal will ‘make available’ more than 100 solutions for 90 identified use cases across cloud, private mobile networks and edge, based on 5G connectivity

    Telefónica and Nokia have signed a strategic agreement to accelerate the development and deployment of private 5G networks in Spain. They say their goal is to help industry evolve to a 4.0 model and accelerate the digital transformation of companies in a simple and agile way.

    This alliance between the operator and vendor been agreed for the next three years. It “will give Spanish companies access to up to 100 different Nokia solutions related to digitalisation in the cloud (Nokia Digital Automation Cloud), private mobile networks (Modular Private Wireless), edge computing for industry (MX Industrial Edge) and industrial devices”.

    The services will be underpinned by Telefónica Spain’s network, which will also “provide its experience and resources as a national operator and its consulting and maintenance, as well as Big Data and IoT connectivity capacity through Telefónica Tech, which will offer its capabilities as a technology integrator and its experience in accompanying companies in their digitization processes”.

    The announcement comes a week after Telefónica and Nokia agreed to explore jointly opportunities leveraging 5G Standalone (SA) capabilities for network APIs. They plan to support developers in creating new use cases for consumer, enterprise and industrial customers.

    90 use cases

    Adrián García-Nevado, Director of Enterprises at Telefónica Spain, said of today’s announcement, “This collaboration with Nokia is aligned with our vision of empowering the industry with cutting-edge technology in a new era in which Artificial Intelligence and the use of data lead the way forward. This strategy is preceded by more than 90 use cases with real customers for the exploration of 5G capabilities.”

    Rolf Albrecht, European Head of Enterprise Campus Edge Business at Nokia, added, “Our private wireless and Edge On-Premise Computing solutions are designed to meet the mission-critical needs of asset-intensive industries, providing them with benefits beyond connectivity, including increased worker safety and reduced emissions, according to our latest 2024 report for industrial digitization.”