Marcus Weldon, president of Nokia Bell Labs, said that in a dynamic market, the constant pursuit of leading profitability is the driving force behind the industry's development, which requires maximizing productivity.
“Either in the digital economy or the real economy, any industry is expected to accelerate digital transformation and achieve unprecedented productivity growth. The Future X for industries architecture describes the necessary foundation for the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0).” Marcus Weldon said.
Emerging Industry 4.0 applications require seamlessly interconnected systems that are capable of sensing, analyzing, optimizing, and controlling key attributes and behaviors across multiple assets such as machinery, tools, and equipment. Nokia's Future X for Industries architecture provides open interconnect systems for a wide range of industries with high levels of precision and enhanced intelligence to accelerate the digitization and automation of these physical assets.
The Future X for industries architecture incorporates the following layers of technology designed to meet the needs of critical industrial networks:
The Business Applications layer, which includes specific applications for a wide range of industries, including key areas such as predictive maintenance, labor efficiency and security, and asset optimization.
The Digital Value Platforms layer supports industrial automation, cognitive analytics and digital services, and supports network and device platforms.
A multi-cloud layer that flexibly calculates data to ensure the most appropriate cloud (from local to edge and hybrid) to meet the stringent performance requirements of business-critical applications.
The High-performance Networking layer provides dedicated, deep-coverage, ultra-reliable connectivity (wired and wireless) for flexible, seamless workforces, equipment, machines and tools, clouds, partners and customers connection
These technology layers combine deep-defense cybersecurity with business processes and technical interventions, and network-critical detection and middle tiers to protect data and infrastructure end-to-end.
Combined with the richer Human Machine Interface (HMI), these technology layers will enable more intuitive, in-depth and precise control of the automation system and significantly increase the efficiency of digital services.
Moreover, the demand for such a network is enormous. It is estimated that industrial and commercial LTE sites alone may be more than twice as large as existing consumer-oriented WANs.
To this end, Nokia has established a new corporate business group that integrates a series of rapidly growing business activities into a focused organization that reports directly to the president and CEO. The president of Corporate Business is Kathrin Buvac, currently the Chief Strategy Officer of Nokia.
In addition, Nokia will ensure the delivery of first-rate products through its strategic partner ecosystem and significant investments in product marketization.