15 Apr 2024

Secure private wireless network

Nokia partners with DXC Technology to Launch DXC Signal Private LTE and 5G Solution

Nokia and DXC Technology have announced the availability of DXC Signal Private LTE and 5G, a managed secure private wireless network and digitalisation platform solution that aims to help industrial enterprises digitally transform their operations.

As part of a global, strategic partnership, the two companies say they have made a commitment to providing world-class private wireless networking solutions that will propel organisations into the future. Together, DXC and Nokia will offer companies a powerful solution to organisations that require high-bandwidth, low-latency wireless networks to support increased automation, enhanced flexibility, operational technology (OT) data processing, and privacy needs.

DXC Signal Private LTE and 5G is designed to meet the growing demand for private wireless networks in key market segments, including manufacturing, energy, healthcare, supply chain and logistics, transportation, and education. This advanced solution integrates Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) and Nokia MX Industrial Edge (MXIE) with DXC Platform X to provide enterprises with cutting-edge monitoring and analytics capabilities, enhanced security, and seamless connectivity.

Brian Miller, Global Lead, Applications, DXC Technology, said: “Over the past year, DXC’s Signal Private LTE and 5G managed service has deployed a significant number of networks across diverse customer environments. Our customers are partnering with DXC in unlocking the full potential of private wireless networks to drive their digital transformations in environments where traditional networks can’t scale. Our partnership with Nokia allows us to deliver an innovative and future-proof solution, empowering our customers to achieve greater operational efficiency, IT and OT convergence, and maintain robust data privacy.”

Combining DXC’s global reach and expertise in managed services with Nokia’s industry-leading, end-to-end private wireless networking and digitalisation platform capabilities, the solution is gaining momentum with joint customer activity in the oil and gas, manufacturing and logistics industries. DXC Signal Private LTE and 5G has six end-customer wins to date and a growing joint pipeline.

Raghav Sahgal, President of Cloud and Network Services, Nokia, said: “At Nokia, we believe building out a robust partner ecosystem is essential for enterprises to fully embrace Industry 4.0. Our go-to-market partnership with global system integrator, DXC, will be key to helping enterprises succeed in the digital economy by combining our strengths in sector knowledge and extensive technical and network experience. Together, we’re delivering a scalable, global solution that meets the demanding wireless connectivity and OT data processing needs of today’s asset-intensive industries, while providing a foundation for future innovation.”

The DXC Signal Private LTE and 5G solution offers a comprehensive hardware and software package, including RAN, core, OT-grade edge, CBRS and other dedicated spectrum, and a fully integrated network plan through a DXC managed services model. In addition, it integrates with Nokia MXIE, an OT on-premises edge that offers an ecosystem-neutral offering of key industry applications to help accelerate Industry 4.0 transformation. At the heart of the solution is a modern network operations centre (NOC) powered by integrated AI and DXC Platform X, providing state-of-the-art monitoring and management capabilities for customers’ private wireless networks.

Company info: Nokia