Nokia (News - Alert) is joining a new technology development unit at the University of Technology Sydney. That unit is called UTS:Rapido, and through it the university and the supplier will work on 5G and the Internet of Things solutions.
“UTS aims to link with major industrial innovators and deliver outcomes that translate ideas into viable products and solutions, leveraging advanced technologies,” said Myriam Amielh, associate dean of external engagement at UTS. “This association will allow us to contribute our expertise in areas such as 5G, IoT and data analytics, through UTS: Rapido, to help Nokia's customers unlock the potential of emerging digital capabilities.”
The memorandum of understanding the partners have signed calls for them to erect an innovation and training facility at the university. UTS:Rapido has more than 200 researchers.
Nokia will bring its 4G and 5G mobile network technology, its applications and analytics platforms, and its IP routing and optical solutions to the table. It will also be involved with the UTS Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology advisory board.
The university and Nokia expect to do advanced engineering work and develop proofs of concept.
“The successful implementation of IoT and the connectivity of potentially billions of devices will rely on the deployment of technologies such as enhanced 4G and high-speed, low-latency 5G,” said Ray Owen (News - Alert), head of Oceania at Nokia. “Through this collaboration with UTS we can share both our expertise and our technologies, and help drive Australia's digital transformation. In turn, we will benefit from gaining even greater insight into how IoT can be applied to solve the real-world issues of our customers.”
5G will include the ability to support a larger number of devices (like millions or billions of them), and will allow for ultra reliable low latency communications.
Edited by Alicia Young