Nokia is hosting a series of Innovation Days in Nairobi to showcase how 5G technology can transform the way people live and work as well as enhance the industrial productivity in Kenya. At the event, which was held on May 29, Nokia will be presenting how this technology can immensely benefit telecom operators, enterprises and individuals.
Nokia’s showcase at the event will include connected conservation, retail, industries, entertainment and education. In the connected conservation use case, Nokia will use high definition 360° capable cameras with pattern recognition, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and software solutions to monitor the movement of intruders at fences and send alerts when anomalies are detected. This can be used to prevent poaching, which is a major challenge across the African continent.
In the connected industries use case, self-learning AI video solutions will be used to monitor the manufacturing process to improve quality control and efficiency in factories, while the connected retail solution aims to assist online fashion retailers to reduce the percentage of returns due to incorrect sizing, while bringing the physical retail industry closer to online. Nokia will also demonstrate the unique benefits of Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC) through 5G to consumer applications such as online gaming, immersive entertainment, haptic capabilities (touch, feel) and e-health.
Visitors also can experience how private LTE can streamline operations for both mines and airports as well as how Nokia’s worldwide IoT network grid (WING) as a service enables rapid IoT revenue expansion with minimal investment and less risk. In addition, Nokia will showcase its agriculture-as-a-service solution, which makes IoT more accessible to small-scale farmers. In another demonstration, the company will show how its cloud-native core is fundamental to enable bandwidth-intensive and low-latency use cases in the areas of industrial automation, public sector and consumer entertainment.
5G has certainly moved beyond just being an industry-talk, and leading operators around the globe are moving fast towards the launch of commercial services. Kenya is one of the pioneers in the continent to adopt latest technologies for advanced communications. Nokia, as one of the world leader in 5G with its end-to-end 5G portfolio and 37 5G commercial contracts – 20 with named customers including T-Mobile, AT&T, STC, and Telia says it is committed to bringing 5G to Kenya to unlock new opportunities and further the socio-economic development.