Nokia, GSV to explore 5G/6G for transportation and logistics in India

Nokia, GSV to explore 5G/6G for transportation and logistics in India

Nokia announced on Monday that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with university Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya (GSV) to conduct joint R&D for 5G and 6G use cases in India’s transportation and logistics sector.

Under the MoU, Nokia and Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya will “collaborate on research opportunities in 5G/6G communications targeting air, land and sea transportation use cases, as well as standards development, smart factory/automation, and AI/GenAI labs.”

The R&D collaboration will specifically make use of Nokia’s Network as Code platform and developer portal, which Nokia says enables developers and operators to accelerate software application development to monetize 5G and 4G network assets beyond connectivity.

The collaboration will also cover R&D involving digital twins for the transportation and logistics sectors, fibre sensing and AI, and optical network planning.

“The network will be at the heart of India’s transportation ecosystem, and Nokia is committed to supporting India’s ambitions as a global powerhouse for transportation innovation,” said Nishant Batra, chief strategy and technology officer at Nokia.

GSV is a central university created by the government in 2018 specifically to focus on India’s transportation and logistics sectors for multidisciplinary education, research, skilling and executive education. GSV operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Railways.

“The collaboration with Nokia will further accelerate the technology-enabled progress in the transportation and logistics sector as well as advance the telecommunications sector,” said GSV vice chancellor Prof. Manoj Choudhary in a statement.

The collaboration with GSV is the latest in a series of deals Nokia has struck with India’s research community related to development of 5G and 6G.

In October 2023, Nokia established a 6G Lab at its Global R&D centre in Bengalaru to accelerate R&D of fundamental 6G technologies and use cases. In February this year, Nokia signed a partnership deal with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to jointly research 6G technologies and use cases for India at the lab.


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