KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Nokia, (NOKIA mobile phones.It focuses on the Native ports, in an effort to be a part of the country and the fifth-generation (5G) technologies and markets, such as South-east Asian country as it prepares for the launch of the ultra-high-speed mobile internet service by next year.
FILE PHOTO: A logo is seen at the company headquarters in Espoo, Finland, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
The Finnish company has teamed up with Germany’s Port of Hamburg last year, for the testing of the technology, the traffic lights in the management and processing of data from mobile sensors, virtual reality, and the desire to continue to build on the experience of Malaysia, Siva Shanmugam, director of Nokia in Malaysia, told Reuters.
Nokia’s push comes at a time when it is expected to face tough competition from China’s Huawei [HWT.UL], the world’s largest telecom equipment maker, has signed 5G, deals with telecommunications companies in Malaysia as the battle for a U.S. black list.
“Nokia has been the assessment of the end-to-end use cases for 5G,” in Malaysia,” Shanmugam said in an e-mail late on Thursday. “One area to explore is the use of our world-class industrial applications, in particular for the port.”
Malaysia is a key shipping center, with that of South-east Asia, and the busiest in maritime course, the Malacca Strait and the South china Sea, running by the water. The country has seven major federally-controlled ports, with the Port of Klang is the 12th busiest in the world last year.
Shanmugam said Nokia is also working with the three telecom clients in Malaysia, including You, Mobile, to 5 g of live testing.
Huawei has signed an agreement with Maxis (MXSC.KL), Malaysia is ” No.” 2 is a mobile network operator by subscribers, to launch 5G services. It also has a provisional 5 G deal with Axiata Group Bhd’s (AXIA.CS) Celcom.
Huawei has been facing increasing international control over the past few years, in the midst of the U.S. allegations that its equipment could be used by Beijing to spy on an issue, it has been said, it is just fine.
Washington, putting the Chinese company on a “black list” in May and has urged its allies to ban Huawei was building 5G network.
What Nokia would be in breach of Huawei’s cost-competitiveness, Shanmugam cited a global footprint of 48 and 5 g of commercial deals, and a unique end-to-end portfolio.
“This is the of Nokia to allow for a significant differentiation of the 5G use cases in Malaysia,” he said.
Nokia, which is the other main rival in the telecom network equipment business to sweden’s Ericsson (ERICb.ST.), has hired hundreds of engineers in Finland, in order to speed up the development of 5G.
Writing by Krishna N. Das; Editing with the ipad, Himani