Nokia showcases tools and technologies to fuel 5G

01st December 2018
Nokia showcases tools and technologies  to fuel 5G
Left: Trade Ambassador of Finland Juha Markkanen at the Nokia Innovation Summit Bangalore; right: Kaustubh Karnataki, Cofounder and CTO, Air Probe, with the drone used for inspecting solar PV plants. Photos: IndiaTechOnline / Anand Parthasarathy

Bangalore, December 1 2018: Nokia’s  Bangalore  R&D centre, one of the four main global R&D sites for the company, hosted its annual Innovation Day earlier in the week,  showcasing  technologies and innovations that will pave the way for successful deployment of 5G in India by 2020.
Under theme, ‘5G is Now, Intelligent Machines that connect the Next Billion', demos include technologies such as Nokia Drone Networks, Immersive Presence, 5G Cloud Base Stations, NB-IoT applications, Video Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning with potential use-cases in banking, surveillance, public safety, disaster management and transport sector including warehouse and port management. Key highlights of the display were the India specific use-cases such as Shiksha and Smart Ambulance.
Additionally, Nokia’s ecosystem partners across academia and start-ups exhibited their technology innovations for the 5G era. Leveraging the vibrant ecosystem in and around Bangalore, Nokia collaborated with universities such as BMS Engineering College and RV College of Engineering at Bangalore and National Institute of Engineering Mysore and many others.
Among startups that showcased their innovation were:
Bangalore-based Air Probe  which has created a ' stethoscope for Solar Photo Voltaic Plants', using a drone to carry out visual and thermal inspection of large solar farms. including a 200 MW plant in Rajasthan.
Also from Bangalore, thingTronics, whose portfolio of wireless and IoT solutions includes  Rail Savari Sarathi a comprehensive app for rail travellers that  connects all  facilities  in the  railway station as  well as on the train.  This has been rolled out  by Railways in Vijayawada and Tirupati and is being extended to other mainline railway junctions.
Products showcased during the Innovation Day:

  • Drone X: Future X for Drones: This is a vendor agnostic platform for drones where autonomous missions can be performed with multiple drones which are orchestrated with the power of Cloud and Edge computing. Two specific use cases showcased were  a  public safety mission to detect fire incidents in an area and an Industrial 4.0 use case where the drone will explore a warehouse for inventory management.
  • Adaptive Vehicular Traffic Management System with Mesh Neural Network Approach: As traffic management becomes the biggest life challenge in Indian metropolitan cities, Nokia has devised a solution that is based on adaptive traffic management system with peer to peer communication between traffic junctions. The solution is powered by a virtual Mobile Edge Computing platform.
  • 5G Future X Networks: The Future X Network will trigger a 4th Industrial Revolution that profoundly changes how people live, and how cities, enterprises and industries run. Therefore, Nokia is shaping the future of 5G and cloud-led network transformation to drive innovation through an all-digital network with 100 times the current capacity and lightning fast response times which fluidly adapts to our needs. Enabling technologies such as:
  • Smart Ambulance: improve road safety and reduce potential accidents for first responders
  • Smart Education- SIKSHA or Smart & Interactive Knowledge Sharing for All demonstrates the extreme mobile broadband (eMBB) use-case of 5G NR for high data throughputs and low latency capabilities.
  • 5G Network Slicing: Zero touch Network Slicing to create new digital business models.
  • 5G Tactile production system: 5G powered tactile production systems, Using haptics for enterprises and industry. ​
  • Smart Factory- Industry 4.0 Conscious Factory showcasing some of the use cases and a live walk through on the floor.
  • Immersive Telepresence- Realtime control of the Robot along with 4K quality 360-degree live stream. It showcases the extreme Mobile Broadband (eMBB) for use-case of 5G NR for live streaming 4K quality video. It demonstrates the ultra-reliable low latency communications (URLLC) use-case of 5G NR to instantaneously control the robot.