Kalmar, Ukkoverkot and Nokia build a wireless digitalization infrastructure for port and terminal R&D

27.06.2019 klo 10:00 Kalmar, Ukkoverkot and Nokia build a wireless digitalization infrastructure for port and terminal R&D


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, a pioneer in terminal automation and energy-efficient
cargo handling, and Ukkoverkot, leading private LTE network provider, have
signed a two-year cooperation agreement with Nokia to design, build and operate
a private LTE network. Nokia brings the digital automation platform that is well
suited for mobile machinery and industrial Internet of Things.

A test network reflecting an actual terminal environment will be built for
research and development purposes. Machine-to-machine communication will be
tested in the new private 4G/LTE (Long Term Evolution) environment and compared
against previous wireless technologies with the focus on developing innovative
business applications. This connectivity technique is more reliable and enables
more secure communication than Wi-Fi. Private LTE provides the low latency,
high-capacity connectivity combined with edge computing required for time-
sensitive critical industrial applications enabling real-time analytics and
video-based applications such as machine remote control - key elements of robust
digital industrial environments.

"We believe the new 5G-ready LTE solution will be an asset to our business, and
we look forward to initiating testing in this digital automation environment.
The private LTE network will provide the security and real-time video footage
needed for reliable remote control of our operations," says Pekka Yli-Paunu,
Director, Research, Kalmar.

"The digital automation platform with its connectivity and application layers
makes it possible for us to test new service products and concepts. That gives
us the opportunity to demonstrate to our customers how our new services work,
which is particularly valuable," Yli-Paunu adds.

Nokia has already deployed over 1,000 mission-critical networks, and will now
draw on decades of experience building some of the biggest and most advanced IP,
optical, and wireless networks to benefit industrial cargo handling.

The Nokia-built network will allow for machinery to be connected over reliable
private local LTE or 5G networks, enabling automation, robotics, machine
learning, analytics, and real-time remote monitoring, which in turn increases
cost-efficiency and adds value along the chain. Connections between industrial
and safety-critical operators, such as Kalmar's customers, are increasingly
customized to meet the customers' needs for capacity, usability, and coverage.

"Kalmar will implement a 5G-ready Nokia Digital Automation platform utilizing
the 2.6 GHz band. This brings many interesting new business opportunities for
digitalization thanks to the reliability, high capacity, low latency, and
security - all characteristics of a private LTE network," says Jouko
Tuppurainen, Director, Ukkoverkot.

"Our digital automation platform brings pervasive mobile broadband coverage for
terminals, sensors, cameras and other devices for mission and business critical
industrial connectivity and digital transformation. Communication is essential
for business efficiency and safety in cargo handling, be it between machines or
machines and people. We are pleased to collaborate allowing companies to seize
the Industry 4.0 opportunity," says Stephan Litjens, General Manager, Nokia
Digital Automation.

Further information for the press:

Pekka Yli-Paunu, Director, Research, Kalmar, tel. +358 40 504 3798

Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel.
+358 20 777 4096, maija.eklof@kalmarglobal.com

About Kalmar
Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to
ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the
industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container
handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by
a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service
network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal
processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move. www.kalmarglobal.com

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2018
totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 12,000 people.

About Nokia for Industries
Nokia has deployed over 1,000 mission-critical networks with leading customers
in the transport, energy, large enterprise, manufacturing, web scale and public
sector segments around the globe. Leading enterprises across industries are
leveraging our decades of experience building some of the biggest and most
advanced IP, optical, and wireless networks on the planet. The Nokia Bell Labs
Future X for industries architecture provides a framework for enterprises to
accelerate their digitalization and automation journey to Industry 4.0.

About Nokia
We create the technology to connect the world. We develop and deliver the
industry's only end-to-end portfolio of network equipment, software, services
and licensing that is available globally. Our customers include communications
service providers whose combined networks support 6.1 billion subscriptions, as
well as enterprises in the private and public sector that use our network
portfolio to increase productivity and enrich lives.
Through our research teams, including the world-renowned Nokia Bell Labs, we are
leading the world to adopt end-to-end 5G networks that are faster, more secure
and capable of revolutionizing lives, economies and societies. Nokia adheres to
the highest ethical business standards as we create technology with social
purpose, quality and integrity. www.nokia.com

About Ukkoverkot
Established in 2014, Ukkoverkot Oy provides tailor-made connections on land, sea
and air to support digitalization of industrial and security operators. The
customers include Sandvik, Finavia, Steveco, Port of Oulu, Port of Kokkola, VR
Group (Finnish state railways) and the Finnish Defense Forces. Ukkoverkot
operates its Finnish Private LTE networks in 2.6 GHz and 450 MHz frequencies.
The 2.6 GHz frequency band enables also services based on 5G technology.

Image: Kalmar Test Yard in Tampere, Finland:

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Source: Cargotec Corporation via GlobeNewswire