Kindril Japan Co., Ltd.
Kindril and Nokia Expand Global Network and Edge Computing Partnership
Extends Agreement for 3 Years to Accelerate Joint Solutions and Deployment of Flexible, Reliable and Secure LTE and 5G Private Wireless Connectivity Services and Industry 4.0 Solutions
Kindril Raises Level of Strategic Investment in Nokia, Achieves Highest Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) Certification Status – Adds Expertise and Talent to Serve Customers Worldwide
Kindril and Nokia have opened a partner innovation lab in Raleigh, North Carolina to provide advanced wireless connectivity and edge computing. Converging IT and OT for the Enterprise by Integrating with a Multi-Factor Zero Trust Model
Espoo, New York, USA and Finland – February 14, 2023 (local time) – Kindril, one of the world’s largest IT infrastructure service providers, and Nokia, a leader in cutting-edge networking technology Today, we announced a three-year extension and expansion of our global network and edge computing partnership to bring industry-leading LTE and 5G private wireless services and Industry 4.0 solutions to customers around the world.
Kindril and Nokia will launch a global network and edge computing partnership in February 2022. Since then, the partnership has grown exponentially, leading to over 100 engagements with companies in 24 countries around the world, from advice, testing, piloting to full implementation. Both companies share a vision and commitment to enabling customers running enterprise and mission-critical
infrastructure to accelerate their digital transformation with state-of-the-art LTE and 5G private wireless networks. Today, 90% of our engagements are with industrial manufacturing customers, including multinational petrochemical manufacturers, mining and forestry, and utility and energy companies.
said Alejandro Cadenas, associate vice president, Telco and Mobility Research, IDC. “As enterprises accelerate their journey towards Industry 4.0 and digitization, advanced LTE and 5G private wireless networking technologies are needed to seamlessly, reliably and efficiently integrate and securely build all operations. Effective integration and deployment have become essential.The expanded Nokia and Kindril partnership is a unique initiative that combines the vertical and horizontal capabilities IT, OT and business leaders need to digitally transform their operations. This partnership exemplifies the great vision and execution capabilities that both companies share, enabling customers in every industry, around the world, to power networks and edge computing. We will make it possible for you to acquire the necessary elements for digital acceleration.”
With this expanded partnership, Kindril achieves Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) Advanced certification status. This will enable customers to take advantage of specialized resources and skilled personnel with extensive training and familiarity with Nokia products and solutions. In addition, customers can take advantage of Kindril’s network deployment capabilities and support for Nokia’s cellular wireless technology in specific markets.
To meet the growing convergence and demand of IT and OT for the enterprise, Kindril, Nokia and global cybersecurity leader Palo Alto Networks have jointly opened a lab in Raleigh, North Carolina to develop advanced security New features and auditable wireless connectivity capabilities. The collaboration leverages the best tools and resources from each company to enable a multi-factor Zero Trust model for industrial networking in both the IT and OT aspects of the network. Kindril’s network experts develop integrated systems from a typical Modbus process control network infrastructure to extend access and security beyond the normal shop floor. Private cellular
connectivity with Nokia Digital Automation Cloud enables advanced mobility capabilities and network expansion.
said Paul Savill, Global Practice Leader for Networks and Edge Computing at Kindrill. “Our partnership with Nokia is focused on collaborating in the areas of innovation and creation for the digital transformation of our customers’ workplaces and operations. The deployment of private wireless and the global expansion of
collaboration proves that both companies are capable of driving Industry 4.0 transformation at speed and scale across all industries.” Chris Johnson, Head of Global Enterprise Business at Nokia, said: “Kindril and Nokia share a vision of digital transformation and are leaders in their respective industries looking to expand this market. We are excited to reach out to 1000 enterprise customers.The two companies are currently exploring and developing new integrated solutions and services for edge, cloud, IP networking, optical, fixed access, 4G and 5G core and network operations software technologies. It enables us to meet the growing need for mission-critical industrial wireless networking.”
Kindril and Nokia have successfully implemented a private wireless network at Dow Chemical’s Freeport, Texas petrochemical processing plant. Dow Chemical’s factory modernization with advanced connectivity increases worker safety, enables remote voice and video collaboration and real-time smart procedures.
Kindril and Nokia will unveil new device management services at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023 at Nokia Partner Arena (booth #3A20/2A2). Kindril’s automated provisioning software will be showcased, using the customizable enterprise mobility features of Nokia’s ruggedized industrial XR20 device series. The jointly developed solutions further improve workplace mobility, productivity and employee communication, and are designed for industrial scenarios, increasing overall worker safety. Kindril and Nokia provide the collaboration and operational capabilities that subcontractors and operators need in the field. Additionally, Gretchen Tinnerman, Kindril’s Network & Edge Practice Leader in the US, joined Nokia CEO Pekka Lundmark on Tuesday, February 28 from 12:00-13:00 CET. will be on stage at the MWC keynote speech scheduled for the Keynote Stage in Hall 4.
Nokia has deployed mission-critical networks for more than 2,600 enterprise customers in the transportation, global energy, large enterprise, manufacturing, webscale and public sector. We have expanded our business to more than 560 private wireless customers worldwide in various industries and have been recognized by numerous industry analysts as the world’s leading provider of private wireless networking.
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