CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) and Nokia have partnered to build a 5G lab in London, as both organisations look to the future of connectivity and delivering 5G across the UK and beyond.
Situated in CGI’s Innovation Centre in its London headquarters, in the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building, the 5G lab will feature the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) solution. The Nokia DAC application platform provides secure industrial-grade private wireless networks with local edge computing capabilities to accelerate the deployment and digitalisation potential of 5G. This 5G plug and play solution will be made available alongside CGI’s IT services, combining Nokia’s latest innovations with world-class IT solutions.
The 5G lab, which will be operational in the autumn, will enable CGI to showcase 5G’s capabilities. The lab will provide an opportunity to demonstrate and explore the potential of 5G’s low latency and high bandwidth and how the technology can be leveraged to increase the accuracy of location-based services, augmented reality, IoT and the application to robotics.
5G private networks are an enabler for industrial digitalisation in multiple sectors from manufacturing to health care, increasing efficiency, improving the throughput and quality of products and services as well as real-time decision and response. The 5G lab will enable a new set of critical use cases, such as autonomous robots, flexible production, AR/VR, or real-time remote control of machines.
Ian Dunbar, Vice President for Communications and Media at CGI said: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Nokia to create our 5G lab in London. 5G private networks will be transformative to UK businesses looking to Build Back Better so we’re pleased to be bringing it to life through our relationship with Nokia.
“Accelerating 5G services across the UK is a crucial target for the public and private sector alike. Working with a global technology leader like Nokia, we are confident that we can provide our customers with the best solutions on the market during this pivotal transition to 5G and beyond.”
Phil Siveter, CEO for UK&I at Nokia, added: “CGI is a leader in IT and business consulting services, so we’re delighted to be leveraging our combined expertise to shine a light on the power and potential of 5G private wireless. This is a new and exciting partnership for both organisations and is built on years of industry knowledge and experience. It is a significant milestone as we look to turn the 5G private wireless potential into a reality for the UK market.”
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