World News – GB – Verizon launches international private 5G platform


Verizon Business has announced the launch of its international private 5G platform for global businesses located in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region

Delivered in partnership with Nokia, the offer will enable companies to deploy dedicated 5G network capacity of private industrial quality on their premises

Along with ultra-low latency and increased speed, one of the main advantages of a private 5G network is the ability for businesses, especially those with manufacturing, distribution and logistics facilities, deploy a customized on-site mobile network, eliminating the need to transmit data over public networks

« We announced the next phase of Verizon’s global 5G vision with the launch of private 5G for our international customers, » says Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business

« If the last few months have taught us anything, it’s that there has never been a more critical time for mobility, broadband and cloud products and services

« 5G private networks will be a transformative technology that will propel the new era of disruption and innovation for businesses around the world »

A private 5G network is a stand-alone network whose components all reside in a single installation, consisting of micro-towers and small cells, and connects to a local area network (LAN) and corporate applications It will use Nokias Digital Automation Cloud, a private wireless network solution with automation enablers that will enable application deployment through a web interface.

« Private wireless connectivity has become essential for many industries in achieving their long-term digital transformation goals, » says Brian R Fitzgerald, SVP Global Solutions at Nokia

« By delivering private 5G with Verizon, we are paving the way for accelerating digitization for the most demanding industries that require reliable wireless connectivity »

Verizon has led global efforts around 5G In addition to its 5G lab and production studio in London, the company recently announced a 5G roaming service in South Korea and is a founding member of 5G Future Forum, a group of world leaders in 5G accelerating the delivery of 5G and compatible MEC interoperable solutions

The launch of private 5G will also enable Verizon Media to offer its customers its next-generation large-scale, real-time content creation, production and distribution technologies

« We are seeing that international markets are moving rapidly to deploy 5G private networks, which is emerging as a major use case for 5G adoption, especially to capitalize on 5G investments in the companies, « says Martina Kurth, Associate Vice President of IDC’s European Telecommunications Research Practice

« With the ingredients of 5G go-to-market know-how, a core enterprise network and innovative 5G-enabled services, Verizon’s go-to-market recipe with Nokia will be an attractive solution for the wider market « 

The announcement follows recent MEC partnership announcements with Microsoft, Cisco, IBM and AWS In August, Verizon recently announced successful lab testing with Corning and Samsung on its new integrated 5G mmWave solutions

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