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Driving towards Australia's digital transformation

Nokia to work with UTS: Rapido connecting industries with high-end research tied to real-world challenges

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Nokia and UTS will develop IoT apps that will drive digital transformation in Australia
Nokia and UTS will develop IoT apps that will drive digital transformation in Australia

Nokia and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) have agreed to jointly develop IoT-based business applications using high-speed, ultra-low latency technologies such as 5G.


The partnership will see Nokia join a new technology development unit called UTS: Rapido at the university where it will work on advanced engineering projects.


This will include projects that support the development of future network services to address the specific challenges of service providers and enterprises as well as proof-of-concept development.


Under the terms of the signed memorandum of understanding (MoU), Nokia will provide IP routing, optical, fixed, 4G and 5G wireless technologies, plus applications and analytics platforms, and OZO virtual reality camera at the facility.


Nokia will also participate on the UTS Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology advisory board.


“The successful implementation of IoT and the connectivity of potentially billions of devices will rely on the deployment of technologies such as enhanced 4G and high-speed, low-latency 5G,” said Ray Owen, head of Oceania at Nokia.


“Through this collaboration with UTS we can share both our expertise and our technologies, and help drive Australia’s digital transformation. In turn, we will benefit from gaining even greater insight into how IoT can be applied to solve the real-world issues of our customers.”


In one of the first UTS: Rapido projects, researchers at the university are integrating video downloads filmed around the world using Nokia’s OZO virtual reality camera into UTS 3D data arena. This will show how operators could combine 3D footage with real time data and graphics to explore new services and business opportunities.


“UTS aims to link with major industrial innovators and deliver outcomes that translate ideas into viable products and solutions, leveraging advanced technologies,” added Myriam Amielh, associate dean external engagement, UTS.


“This association will allow us to contribute our expertise in areas such as 5G, IoT and data analytics, through UTS: Rapido, to help Nokia’s customers unlock the potential of emerging digital capabilities.”


UTS: Rapido leverages the expertise of more than 200 researchers at the university’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology.


Research is conducted across a broad range of technology areas including data analytics, cyber security, 5G and IoT. Nokia and UTS have worked together for more than 15 years and UTS is a key member of Nokia’s Australian graduate programme.


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