Mobile network operator (MNO) Elisa and fellow Finnish company Nokia have announced that they are partnering on a joint go-to-market alliance to drive industrial-grade private mobile network deployment. Outlining their partnership in a press release, the vendor said the companies will collaborate closely on 5G private mobile offerings, utilising new and existing radio network infrastructure to deploy ‘mission-critical, industrial-grade private networks’ with Finnish businesses. Nokia noted that the collaboration will leverage the recent agreement that sees it continue its long-standing relationship with the MNO as strategic supply partner of 5G RAN nationwide, adding that the collaboration will focus initially on markets such as maritime and ports, mining, manufacturing, logistics and utilities.
Commenting, Timo Katajisto, Executive Vice President, Corporate Customers, Elisa, said: ‘A growing number of organisations are now investing in private mobile networks. With this partnership, the two leading Finnish telecommunication companies join forces to create a dream team that will take our combined private mobile network enterprise offering to a new level. Elisa and Nokia are global forerunners in network quality and 5G, and we have already begun joint deployment of both 5G and LTE private mobile networks in different industries and use cases for Finnish enterprises.’