The stand-alone 5G network implemented in Tampere represents the latest 5G development and it is one of the first most extensive implementations in the world. The stand-alone network enables utilising all of the latest 5G features, such as private networks, network slicing and highly uniform automation implementations.

“We want to be at the forefront of utilising the latest technology in our product development. The reliable wireless 5G connectivity will help us develop even more efficient and safer container handling solutions for terminal operations,” said Antti Kaunonen, president, Kalmar Automation Solutions.

A key element in the mobile technology project's joint research is the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) solution. The Nokia DAC is an industrial-grade digitisation platform that provides a reliable, secure and high-performance private wireless network with industrial connectors and edge computing capabilities on a cloud-based monitoring system. Nokia Industrial 5G devices are used as a part of the end-to-end solution.

"Kalmar's example shows that industrial 5G is now evolving to deliver on the promises that have been placed on the technology. It is great to see that Finnish companies are at the forefront of the world in demonstrating how 5G brings real business benefits through increased efficiency and security," said Janne Koistinen, director, Telia's 5G Programme.