NetworkingCGI and Nokia to enable enterprises to drive business agility with 5G private networks

CGI (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB) and Nokia Corporation have signed an agreement that deepens their strategic partnership, combining leading-edge 5G private wireless networking technology with CGI business services and solutions. This will enable the accelerated delivery and efficient operation of industry leading digital solutions for connected, real-time, data-driven business operations.

“Nokia one platform for industrial digitalization, comprised of private wireless Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC), Nokia Modular Private Wireless (MPW), Industrial devices, MX Industrial Edge (MXIE) computing, and an ecosystem of neutral industrial applications, helps industries to pave their way to Industry 4.0”, said David de Lancelloti, Vice President of Enterprise Campus Edge Business. “The importance of adequate technology in supporting operation and business infrastructure cannot be understated. We are excited to partner with CGI and look forward to collaborating with them as they continue to enable future digitalization of enterprises”

“Industry 4.0 requires organizations to deploy sensor rich ecosystems underpinning the business solutions. Our partnership with Nokia delivers the connectivity services to enable solutions which solve these business challenges.” said Ian Dunbar, Senior Vice-President, Consulting Services, Telecoms and Media for CGI in the UK.

“This partnership brings the combined capabilities of our organizations together to drive cost efficiency into our clients’ operations,” said Tara McGeehan, President for CGI in the UK and Australia. “It will enhance our ability to bring world-class business solutions to our clients which deliver them a competitive edge in the market today.”

The partnership has already delivered its first success in Northern Ireland by building a 5G testbed for the Smart Nano NI consortium as part of their five-year plan to accelerate smart manufacturing, bolstering economic growth and investment opportunity in the country. The cutting-edge 5G and 4G private network is a first-of-its-kind in a manufacturing and education setting in Northern Ireland, providing access to the latest network technologies and NarrowBand-Internet of Things (NB-IoT).


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