A few weeks ago, the CEO of HMD Global, the Finnish company that makes Nokia announced that the company will start manufacturing HMD-branded smartphones alongside Nokia phones. This week, Nokia unveiled a series of groundbreaking 5G devices as part of its efforts to keep living up to standard in the industry.
These 5G devices are meticulously designed to ensure the safety and connectivity of workers operating in some of the world’s most demanding and perilous industrial settings. According to a Twitter (X) post by the company, Telia, Nokia, and MediaTek conducted field tests to ensure that these devices are efficient and increase sustainability. Read the report of the test here.
About the Nokia’s Rugged 5G Devices
We all know that Nokia is the king of rugged phones. The legendary Nokia 3310 is still regarded as one of the best-rugged phones in the history of mobile devices. But what’s up with these 5G devices?
The company (NOKIA) released a press statement about this array of 5G devices which you can read here. But let’s delve deep into them and explore how Nokia is revolutionizing the landscape of industrial connectivity.
Rugged 5G Handhelds for Enhanced Safety
At the heart of Nokia’s latest offerings is a ruggedized 5G handheld device engineered to empower public safety teams and industrial workers alike.
This remarkable device is built to withstand the harshest of conditions, with an impressive IP68 rating certifying its resilience to dust and water. With a battery that outlasts demanding shifts and customizable keys ensuring seamless communication, it strikes the perfect balance between rugged durability and essential safety equipment.
Strategic Partnerships for Unparalleled Solutions
Nokia’s strategic partnership with i.safe MOBILE GmbH, an Andriod enterprise partner is a testament to its pioneering force in the industrial connectivity landscape. Together, they’ve introduced certified 5G handhelds tailored to industries such as oil and gas, mining, and chemical manufacturing. These devices can be deployed confidently in hazardous areas worldwide, ensuring secure and efficient communication, regardless of the challenges posed by the environment.
A New Era in Device Management
But Nokia’s innovation doesn’t stop at hardware. The company is pioneering an ‘as-a-service’ model for managing ruggedized 5G industrial devices, streamlining device management and connectivity costs for businesses. Key components of this offering include Nokia Industrial device management, Nokia Team Comms, and Nokia Network Digital Twin. This holistic approach to device management promises to redefine how businesses handle their critical communication tools.
Enhancing Mission-Critical Operations
Nokia’s revamped Nokia Team Comms (NTC) 23 application, now aligned with the 3GPP-defined MCS (Mission Critical Services) standard, empowers mission-critical push-to-talk operations. This advanced communication tool allows users to stream video and make crystal-clear voice calls in even the most challenging work environments. The result? Enhanced situational awareness and a new level of efficiency in mission-critical tasks.
Nokia is really making a comeback
Nokia’s venture into industrial digitalization is a pivotal moment for the company. By embracing change and innovating beyond its mobile phone roots, Nokia is demonstrating its commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements. It shows that, regardless of its illustrious past, Nokia is ready to lead in the evolving landscape of industrial connectivity.
As the world of industry continues to evolve, Nokia stands ready to meet its challenges head-on, bridging the gap between safety and connectivity in the most demanding workspaces on the planet.
Source: Nokia’s Press Release