Nokia and Edzcom to rollout private 5G network for Finland Konecranes smart factory

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Nokia and Edzcom have announced that they will jointly deliver a 5G private wireless network for Konecranes at its Hyvinkää smart factory.

The 5G network will assist Konecranes in its research and development of digitalised factory and port solutions, using 5G’s high bandwidth and low latency for increased productivity and efficiency.

The network will support trials across Konecranes’ operations at the smart factory, including in the deployment of high-resolution wireless cameras to improve load handling safety and site security.

Juha Pankakoski, Executive VP for Technologies, Konecranes, said, “Factories and ports are increasingly becoming digitalised and automated, and machine-to-machine communication is on the rise, creating an ecosystem of connected devices.

“Establishing a private 5G network in our Hyvinkää smart factory, with its low latency, high bandwidth and greater reliability, gives us the chance to accelerate automation even further, improving efficiency and opening up new use cases that can benefit both Konecranes and its customers.”

Edzcom will deploy a private wireless and application platform based on the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC).

Nokia DAC is an application platform providing high-bandwidth, low-latency private networking, and local edge computing.

Nokia DAC comprises network and user equipment, a cloud-based operation monitoring system and industrial connectors that ease standard and industry-specific protocol connectivity.

Mikko Uusitalo, Managing Director, Edzcom, said, “5G will enable Konecranes to ensure greater capacity and high performance for its most ambitious digitalization strategies.

“We are excited to see how Konecranes will continue to innovate, and employ edge connectivity to boost operational efficiency and new solution development.”

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