Telia, Digita and Nokia partner to launch private mobile network services in Finland

Telia, Digita and Nokia join forces to provide new private mobile network services to enterprises and public administrations across Finland. This collaboration enables Finnish enterprises to build competitive advantage with the help of latest technological solutions, such as 5G.

The local private mobile networks offered jointly by Telia, Digita and Nokia are tailored for enterprises and public administration's critical needs. Private networks offer secure solutions for challenging environments such as mines, ports, factory areas and hospitals.

"Together with our Finnish partners Digita and Nokia, we can now offer the world's leading, secure private mobile network services to Finnish enterprises and public administrations. With Digita, our networks extend comprehensively from the southernmost tip of Finland to the northernmost part of Lapland. This means our services can be tailored well to local needs and different industries," says Kaisa Pajari, Head of Networking and Communications Services at Telia Finland.

The solution is based on the latest technologies, and the first 5G standalone private networks are currently in pilot test use. Telia and Digita are now building a 5G private mobile network for Kalmar, part of Cargotec, to use for their research and development needs. The benefits of private mobile networks include guaranteed and predictable performance, strong security and coverage even in challenging areas.

"Secure and reliable mobile networks with high availability will bring a competitive advantage to several industries in the near future. It is excellent that we can combine Telia's solid position in the Finnish enterprise field, the world's leading private network technologies from Nokia and Digita's ability to produce versatile network solutions in a customer-oriented and nationwide manner," says Markus Ala-Hautala, Chief Operating Officer, Digita.

"It is great to deepen our long-term strategic cooperation with Telia with this new business area and to involve Digita in the collaboration to strengthen our overall offering. Nokia delivers advanced technology and versatile solutions to Telia for different uses, and we also work closely together to develop technologies towards new uses of the industrial internet," says Tommi Rasila, Account Director, Nokia.

Pioneering dedicated network services
Telia Company, a pioneer in the area of dedicated network services, is driving several customer projects in this area in the Nordics. A recent example is a 5G-ready mobile network that Telia built for mining company Boliden in northern Sweden. Another example is a large deal to provide wireless communication for Oslo Metro’s new signaling system, the first time a mobile network is used to control subway trains.