Sponsor Spotlight: Nokia
The information below was provided to the SHLB Coalition by Nokia
Nokia creates technology that helps the world act together. As a trusted partner for critical networks, we are committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed, and cloud domains.
Nokia creates value with intellectual property and long-term research, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs. Adhering to the highest standards of integrity and security, we help build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive world.
BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
Every day we hear stories of families without home internet access spending hours in library parking lots or public Wi-Fi hotspots to give their children a chance to participate in distance learning.
During the pandemic, anchor institutions, cities, counties, and nonprofits across the country have risen to the challenge of bridging the digital divide in their communities.
Local governments can play a decisive role in overcoming these challenges by prioritizing broadband initiatives and collaborating with private companies such as Nokia. With our partners, we serve the specific needs of school districts and local communities with best-of-breed broadband communications solutions that are fast and easy to deploy and manage.
Nokia offers private wireless network solutions that can help cities, counties, and educational entities ensure that students have access to online learning from the comfort and safety of their homes.
Nokia’s technologies can ensure broadband connectivity and business continuity for city services such as community centers, hospitals, and libraries. They can also improve the safety of public employees by enabling them to work from home in compliance with COVID-19 public health precautions.
- Blog: The future of schools is connected
- Brochure: Bridging the digital divide with private LTE/5G for communities
- Webinar: Private LTE solutions for Broadband eLearning
- Case study: Providing digital access to students within Southwest Independent School District
MAKING SCHOOLS AND HIGHER EDUCATION CAMPUSES SMARTER
Higher education institutions are also seeking to rapidly digitalize their operations to better serve the changing needs of students, academic staff, and researchers on their campuses. To succeed, they must evolve their wireless communications infrastructure to offer higher-performing applications and tools that will help their staff and students work more productively.
Until now, their main approach has been to install, upgrade, or expand existing Wi-Fi networks. But Wi-Fi technology is starting to show limitations in its ability to meet the increased demands of mobility, latency, throughput, and total cost of ownership (TCO).
Private 4.9G/LTE and 5G wireless networks can enable higher education institutions to leverage standardized technologies and new spectrum options to provide the security, reliability, coverage, mobility, capacity, and flexibility that digital and Industry 4.0 applications demand.
By complementing Wi-Fi with private wireless networks, higher education institutions can power a new generation of mission-critical campus services and operational capabilities that address the changing needs of staff and students while reducing network TCO.
Use cases that could benefit from 4.9G/LTE and 5G connectivity include:
- Equipping classrooms and auditoriums with smart boards, smart podiums, or smart lighting
- Providing staff and students with access to broadband access and office productivity tools on their mobile devices
- Creating augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) classrooms that can be accessed from anywhere in the world
- Enabling labs to study and research Industry 4.0 technologies for business- and mission-critical IoT applications across many industries
- Optimizing building, water, power, and environmental management with building automation and control systems
- Easing the deployment of surveillance cameras, smoke sensors, and emergency call buttons across the campus, and complementing them with drone- or robot-based surveillance
- Keeping academic and operations staff connected with group communication applications such as push-to-talk (PTT) and push-to-video (PTV)
- Using connected digital billboards to spread general information, provide emergency announcements, help with wayfinding, engage visitors, and make campus life simpler
- Providing secure point-of-sale terminals throughout the campus to support ticket sales, food and beverage services, concerts, and events
- Supporting drone- or autonomous vehicle-based delivery services
- White paper: Making higher education institutions smarter with private wireless
- Webinar: Why are 5G Campuses Smart?
- Case study: Nokia and University of Technology Sydney announce 5G Innovation Lab
- Case study: Nokia and QTnet turn on local 5G services in Kyushu
- Case study: Nokia delivers 5G private wireless network at University for Business and Technology, Kosovo