Nokia to showcase latest innovations in telecom network technologies in GITEX 2022
Rima Manna, VP, Middle East Business at Nokia, talks about the latest innovations in telecom network technologies that Nokia intends to showcase in GITEX 2022.
How would you define your organisation and what prompted you to participate at this year’s GITEX?
Nokia creates technology that helps the world act together. As a trusted partner for critical networks, we are committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. We create value with intellectual property and long-term research, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs.
GITEX has always been an important platform for Nokia to showcase our latest innovations in telecom network technologies for the telecom industry and enterprises. Gitex 2022 is even more important for us to connect with industry stakeholders such as telecom operators, regulators, enterprises, and partners, as people are coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic-imposed restrictions.
GITEX is one of the biggest technology shows in the region, and we are excited to present truly innovative solutions to help CSPs and enterprises maximize the technology benefits by breaking boundaries with our solutions.
What products or solutions will be the highlight for you this year at the show?
Nokia will exhibit the latest innovations for the benefit of CSP customers and enterprises in various verticals like oil and gas, transport including aviation, shipping, health, and education sectors. Our engagement with ICT stakeholders will exchange trends and concepts as well future potential growth areas and opportunities with our Technology Vision 2030. As 5G has been largely deployed in the region, there is a lot of interest in what is happening beyond 5G. We want to answer the question on what 5G Advanced will enable and what the drivers are for 6G.
• We will present Nokia’s Technology Vision 2030 for the future of consumer and enterprise services
• Exhibit our industrial-grade networking solutions designed to help improve workplace safety, increase productivity, and become more efficient
• Help stakeholders break the boundaries to deliver any service to any endpoint with latest broadband solutions
• Discuss with CSPs on how to deliver uncompromised performance for urban, rural, and in-building networks through our latest innovative mobile networking solutions
• Explore with customers on how to create the best possible customer experience across every home with seamless WiFi
• Showcase how to overcome key challenges in 5G, broadband growth and Industry 4.0 deployment and evolution with Nokia IP network technology innovation and products/solutions.
In addition, on 11th Oct, Mikko Lavanti, SVP Mobile Networks (MEA), Nokia, will address the industry on “Taking the First Steps Towards 6G” and present what it will take to build the next generation of mobile networks, and what the market will demand that can’t be offered by 5G.
How important is channel for you and how do you enable channel partners to work with you?
Nokia’s Channel Partner strategy is to strengthen and grow our Enterprise Go-to-Market approach by utilizing global Channel Partners such as Service Providers as Partners, Value-Added Resellers (VARs), Distributors, Global Systems Integrators (GSIs), and Industrial Partners. Partnering together we bring state-of-the-art Nokia networking solutions such as Private Wireless and Passive Optical LAN with partner integration services and expertise across manufacturing, defense, mining, transportation, healthcare, utilities, and public sector industries.
By collaborating with a wide range of channel partners such as 3W, NAIZAK, ACES, Deatasad, Westcon, and SEDNA in the region and many more across the globe, Nokia and our partners provide enterprises both large and small with market-leading networking solutions and design, implementation, testing and validation services to enable further innovation and digital transformation. Nokia and our partners are providing Enterprises such as manufacturing, utilities, transportation, public sector with enhanced operational efficiencies while enabling new ways of working.
Collaborating with partners we create the critical networks that bring together the world’s people, machines and devices sensing and acting in real-time at massive scale. Our critical networks deliver “carrier-grade” quality performance providing high availability and resilience – they are also intelligent, autonomous, flexible, and agile enough to serve customers wherever they are, on demand.
These critical networks capture the opportunities that emerging technologies and cloud-native solutions provide, enabling enterprise customers to grow and create value in their business. With partners from across the globe with diverse expertise and knowledge, we can work collaboratively on new applications and solutions to create meaningful interactions that drive human progress.
With our valued partners, we are bringing enterprise customers across a wide spectrum of industries, technology leadership, collaborative working, and the challenge of unprecedented openness combined with extreme security and sustainable solutions.
Which new geographies are you targeting to penetrate with participation at this year’s show?
Nokia is having strong presence across the Middle East and Africa market and providing radio, core, software products and professional services to deploy them. We are committed to bringing our latest innovations in these areas to CSPs and enterprises.
And one of our main focus areas this year is to showcase purpose-designed networks built for Industry 4.0 digitalization and beyond.
The next digitalization era is here and it’s unleashing infinite new possibilities for industries, governments and cities that dream of building a more agile, digital, resilient, and sustainable future. Imagine being able to re-design your physical operations in real-time, optimizing for efficiency, productivity, and safety, then put it all into action with the click of a button. What if you could operate more effectively, meeting both your business and sustainability goals, while maintaining continuity of your operations, no matter how markets shift, or environmental conditions change?
Digital technologies are transforming industries and governments into Ready 4.0 Anything operations, powered by Nokia mission-, business- and society-critical networks. Our network solutions are purpose-designed to meet your unique industry needs. It’s time to realize your most ambitious goals… with #NoBoundaries.
What is the key message that you would like to pass on to your existing/prospective partners attending GITEX?
Under the theme Break boundaries to grow with latest innovations from Nokia,we aim to exhibit our latest innovations for critical networks and discuss the value they bring to our operator customers and enterprises. We at Nokia want to help stakeholders grow by breaking boundaries with digitalization for business transformation which is critical especially after the pandemic.
Nokia’s ICT solutions are enabling operators to deliver uncompromised performance for urban, rural, and in-building networks and helping enterprises from different sectors to enhance productivity and efficiency even as they bring down the operational cost.
What does your company hope to achieve at the end of the show?
We want to re-connect with industry stakeholders such as telecom operators, regulators, enterprises, and partners, as people are coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic-imposed restrictions.
We want to showcase the latest innovations for the benefit of CSP customers and enterprises in various verticals like oil and gas, transport including aviation, shipping, health, and education sectors. Our engagement with ICT stakeholders will exchange trends and concepts as well future potential growth areas and opportunities with our Technology Vision 2030. As 5G has been largely deployed in the region, there is a lot of interest in what is happening beyond 5G. We want to answer the question on what 5G Advanced will enable and what the drivers are for 6G.
Where can we find you at GITEX? (booth no and hall no)
You can find us at Z2-D40.