Nokia launches 5G Innov Lab in France; platform to drive the development of new 5G use cases

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As part of the France Relance plan, Nokia has launched the 5G Innov Lab platform which will drive the development of new 5G use cases and support different industrial sectors in their digital transformation.

“5G will play a key role in transforming the industry and vertical markets and this Nokia-led platform will enable the development of new use cases in France, with the support of all partners,” said Pierre-Gaël. Chantereau, president of Nokia in France.

The open and scalable platform led by Nokia will be based on a private 5G network composed of different frequencies (2.6 GHz TDD, 26 GHz and the 3.8 – 4.2 GHz band, with a particular focus on:

Research and innovation

According to a press release from Nokia, the work will focus on the future uses of “Smart industry” and “Smart mobility”. The implementation of future use cases will be based on:

  • A call for innovation led by Garage Nokia Paris-Saclay, with the support of IncubAlliance and La French Tech Paris-Saclay
  • Nokia Bell Labs Robotic Services Software Platform
  • Industrial demonstrations with the Paris-Saclay Hardware Accelerator 4.0 factory, on topics such as robotics and predictive maintenance

Industrial and Vertical Use Cases

Companies in the rail, urban and energy transport sector and local authorities will be able to test future use cases in a 5G operational environment and private wireless (4.9/LTE and 5G). The tests will be based on the deployment of the 5G infrastructure on the Nokia Paris-Saclay campus or on customer sites for each type of industrial use and at the SNEF group Lab for railway, industrial and mining applications.

5G experiments on the 26GHz band

The objective is to coordinate the first experiments on the 26GHz band within the framework of the allocation of these experimental frequencies by ARCEP and to deploy the 26GHz infrastructure on each site concerned. The experiments will validate the technological relevance of 26GHz, the emergence of new use cases and services, and new business models integrating new players, Nokia said.

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