Nokia is Connecting People, Not Just with Mobile Phones



Nokia has always been at the forefront of mobile phones in the past. It used to dominate the mobile industry. However, to successfully migrate into the smartphone age ushered in by Apple and Google, the company decided to sell its smartphone business to Microsoft in 2014. As a result, the Nokia mobile business was sold to a new firm called HMD Global, which was founded by former Nokia employees.

Despite the fact that Foxconn subsidiary FIH Mobile now manufactures them, Android handsets have begun to be re-marketed and sold under the Nokia brand name. Nokia, no longer wanted to project itself as one of the top players in mobile phones. Therefore, the Finnish telecoms company changed its logo to inform the rest of the world that it no longer manufactures mobile phones. This is the first significant change of the company's logo in nearly 60 years.

After that Nokia has been quite busy and unveiled five phones in the first two months of 2023. They do not have high-spec hardware, but they are intriguing since Nokia Mobile continues to seek for product lifetime. By changing its logo, Nokia is moving toward its new brand strategy and seeking to highlight its position as a leader in B2B technological innovation, paving the way for a day when networks and the cloud come together.

It now makes revenue by selling network infrastructure and licensing its various patents to other companies, including those that make mobile handsets. In addition, the company has been investing heavily in the 5G sector. Prohibitions on Huawei's equipment have helped to support a portion of its business. With that said, here is how the company has been putting efforts into network infrastructure development.


Nokia and Sigma Wireless Communications to Develop Private Mobile Network

Today, ESB Networks, Ireland's largest electricity utility, granted a contract to Sigma Wireless and its partner Nokia for the creation of a cutting-edge, vital private mobile network. This news was shared by Nokia and Sigma Wireless Communications. Over a three-year period, Nokia will collaborate with Sigma Wireless Communications and ESB to provide and deploy the new LTE-based private wireless system.

This specifically designed, mission-critical telecommunications network helps ESB Networks, among other things, to integrate renewable energy into the grid, decarbonize the electrical grid, electrify heat and transportation, and bring additional advantages. The Innovation Strategy of ESB Networks, which intends to improve Ireland from an environmental, economic, and customer viewpoint, includes a dedicated Smart Grid telecoms network.

Nokia and MetaLINK are Providing Wireless Access Coverage and Broadband Network Capacity

MetaLINK has chosen Nokia to expand broadband network capacity and offer fixed wireless access coverage in Northwest Ohio, Northeast Indiana, and portions of Southern Michigan. By connecting more homes and businesses in rural areas using Nokia's Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) RAN portfolio, MetaLINK will meet the growing demand for broadband coverage while providing its consumers with higher speeds and more network capacity. To supply these solutions, Nokia has partnered with Winncom Technologies, a leading provider of CBRS, LTE, broadband, and FWA devices.

MetaLINK, a reputable ISP, reached out to Nokia for assistance in fostering its expansion into new countries. The collaboration will make use of the CBRS spectrum owned by MetaLINK as well as radio access products from Nokia's AirScale line to offer high-bandwidth internet services to those with restricted access. With the help of Nokia's CBRS radio and baseband modules, MetaLINK will be able to enhance the internet experience for its clients and connect additional homes and businesses in places where installing fiber optic cable has not been financially feasible.

Nokia Makes Core Network Software Solutions

For the field and wide area network (FAN/WAN) requirements of public safety and power utilities, Nokia has announced new, optimized Core Network software solutions. This expands the portfolio of products that are available to large, mission-critical businesses and governments and reflects Nokia's deeper push to maintain its leadership in the private wireless industry.

Based on the company's widely used Core technologies, Nokia Core Enterprise Solutions are designed to assist businesses in digitalizing their network infrastructure and utilizing secure carrier grade capabilities to boost automation, productivity, and efficiency. These innovative solutions have highly optimized footprints and operational requirements, expedited deployment and support, and are specifically designed to meet the unique mission-critical network needs of public safety and power utilities.

The technologies offer unified 4G and 5G data, voice, subscriber/device management capabilities, and expedite adoption pathways across technology and application generations. They are anticipated to be commercially available later this year. These include the use of IoT in power utilities and the usage of broadband-enhanced communication tools for public safety.

Nokia Deploys 10G Fiber Broadband in Vietnam

With operator Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications (VNPT), Nokia announced the first deployment of 10G fiber broadband in Vietnam. 10,000 homes and businesses in the eight main regions of the nation will be connected during the initial rollout. Nokia offers fiber modems for end users' homes as well as fiber access nodes for the operator's exchanges. With the aid of this innovative technology, VNPT will be able to provide customers with an extensive range of speeds up to 10 Gb/s on the current platform without the need for new fiber to be laid.

The Transition from Mobile Phones to Focusing on Network Infrastructure

The tagline Nokia Connecting People became synonymous with Nokia's dedication to fostering human connections through mobile technology. In 1992, the phrase was first used, and it immediately became associated with the company. One of the most prosperous phone makers of its era, the company centered its efforts on ensuring that mobile technology was affordable for everyone.

The Connecting People tagline emphasized Nokia's belief that mobile technology could be utilized to connect people, even over great distances. Nokia phones made it simple for consumers to stay in touch with loved ones no matter where they were in the globe with capabilities like text messaging and voice calling. Nokia no longer uses the Connecting People tagline in its official branding initiatives, but the company is still dedicated to making high-quality products that foster human connection.