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Nokia Technology Day: Nokia Pledges Commitment to Malaysia’s Industry 4.0
October 14, 2022 News


Written by: Izzat Najmi, Journalist, AOPG.

Malaysia has made significant strides in guiding strategic socioeconomic transformation with the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies with the establishment of its National IR 4.0 Policy last year and the recent launch of the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (WEF-C4IR) earlier this year. The country has recently reached an important milestone, with 27% nationwide 5G coverage being achieved and a predicted 36% by the end of 2022.

At a recent media event hosted by Nokia, Datuk Mohd Rauf Nasir, Managing Director of Malaysia, Sri Lanka & Maldives at Nokia, and Preetha Nadarajah, Chief Technology Officer of Nokia Malaysia, shared the company’s plans to strengthen its presence and 5G leadership in Malaysia in the IR4.0 era.

According to them, Nokia hopes to achieve these goals by providing mission-critical solutions for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and enterprises across key industries like manufacturing, oil and gas, and agriculture by capitalising on its position as a market leader in 5G and industrial-grade private wireless networks, network infrastructure, and enterprise business.

Subject matter experts also showcased Nokia’s cutting-edge ideas, products, and technology through a number of hands-on demos. Nokia’s dedication to aiding Malaysia in realising its national Industry 4.0 strategy was reinforced through demonstrations hand-picked from the company’s participation in Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona 2022.

Here are just a few of the innovations that were discussed:

  • The Liquid Cooling AirScale
    Nokia’s Liquid Cooling technology, which is integrated into the Nokia AirScale Base Station portfolio, helps to reduce the amount of energy needed to cool a base station and thus the amount of CO2 emissions that are produced by the station by as much as 80%, making radio networks more environmentally friendly and cost-effective. Recent winners of the GTI Awards 2022’s “Innovative Breakthrough in Mobile Technology Award” include Nokia’s 5G Innovative Liquid Cooling.
  • Access to 5G Fixed Wireless Networks (FWA)
    In addition to Nokia’s mobile offerings, the company’s 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) can also be used in homes and businesses to provide higher-value services and generate additional income. In areas where mobile spectrum is available, users can get speeds comparable to fibre with FWA.
  • 5G Private Wireless Network for Businesses
    Nokia’s private industrial wireless network is a key enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4.0). The variety of Nokia’s private wireless end-to-end solutions gives businesses the pliability and usability they need to meet the specific requirements of different types of industries.
  • For the FP5 Router
    Service providers will be able to meet the ever-increasing demand for network capacity expansion, the introduction of new high-speed IP services, and the delivery of unrivalled protection against growing network security threats with the help of FP5, the new foundation of Nokia’s IP service routing platforms.

Datuk Mohd Rauf Nasir, Managing Director of Malaysia, Sri Lanka & Maldives, Nokia

“As a trusted partner for critical networks, we are committed to supporting our customers and partners here in Malaysia to create value and provide a foundation to accelerate the digitalisation of the country’s key industries. Private wireless has proven to be a critical enabler to accelerate Industry 4.0 and as Malaysia continues to implement its Industry 4.0 strategies, it is more critical than ever for enterprises to accelerate the adoption of these technologies and unlock new opportunities to boost Malaysia’s economy.” Datuk Mohd Rauf Nasir, Managing Director of Malaysia, Sri Lanka & Maldives, Nokia said.

In recent years, Nokia has emerged as one of the industry leaders in 5G. The company powers 77 operational 5G operator networks and has 233 commercial 5G engagements. The Asia-Pacific and Japanese markets account for 21 of Nokia’s commercial 5G engagements; the business is actively bringing these regions into the 5G future, and it is also leveraging its network and security experience to produce security solutions for 5G networks.

More than 2,200 top corporate clients across transportation, energy, large enterprise, manufacturing, web-scale, and the public sector have relied on Nokia to create mission-critical networks. More than 485 big private wireless customers across a wide range of industries have benefited from the company’s services, and various industry commentators have hailed it as the preeminent provider of private wireless networking on a global scale.

At the event, Nokia emphasised its efforts to supply mission-critical solutions to telecommunications service providers and large businesses in a variety of important sectors, including manufacturing, oil and gas, and agriculture.

“We look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with our partners here in Malaysia and deploying the best-in-class solutions needed to drive the nation’s digital transformation journey as well as transforming the lives of Malaysians,” said Datuk Rauf Nasir during his speech at Nokia Technology Day.