Nokia at the door of opportunity for Gary Holland
Visitors to the Nokia
stand will undoubtedly come away with a new appreciation for the company as a growing global player in intelligent transportation systems (ITS), highway and smart city innovation.
And we are not talking about aspirations. Take just one example: Nokia is the networking technology partner for GeneSys on a 10-year contract for Highways England in the UK. Nokia is responsible for delivering an IP/MPLS critical communications network for the National Road Telecommunications System (NRTS).
Nokia will be demonstrating end-to-end solutions for critical communications infrastructure on its stand, showing that it has a fast lane to the future for highway operators. The company provides optimised communications infrastructure via a single, converged network for ITS. Using IP/MPLS technology, this avoids a patchwork of networks and reduces the cost of critical communications for highways.
Importantly, Nokia is demonstrating that there is no need to rip out and replace existing legacy applications: a smooth migration to the future is possible.
Nokia is not just a global player in highway systems, as visitors to the stand will see. The Internet of Things (IoT) offers new opportunities for cities to use data to manage traffic, cut pollution, make better use of infrastructure and keep citizens safe.
Nokia launched “IoT for Smart Cities”, a fully integrated modular and scalable framework to efficiently deliver and manage smart city services. It offers new opportunities for cities to use data to manage traffic, cut pollution, make better use of infrastructure and keep citizens safe.