Nokia is joining the University of Technology Sydney (UTS)’ Rapido – a new rapid prototyping unit – with the communication giant collaborating on developing IoT-based business applications using high-speed, ultra-low latency technologies such as 5G.
After a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the two, Nokia was announced to work on advanced engineering projects that support the development of future network services to address the specific technological challenges of service providers and enterprises.
Both partners will also explore the expansion of the advanced engineering activity into new areas of innovation and proof-of-concept development. Nokia will provide IP routing, optical, fixed and 4G and 5G mobile network components, and applications and analytics platforms for project work and training. Nokia will also participate on the UTS Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology advisory board.
In one of the first UTS Rapido projects, researchers at the university are integrating video downloads filmed around the world using the Nokia OZO virtual reality camera into the 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.
There are more than 200 researchers at the University's Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology. Nokia and UTS have worked together for more than 15 years and UTS is a key member of Nokia’s Australian graduate program.
Ray Owen, head of Oceania at Nokia, said: "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."
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