Nokia, popularly known as a handset brand but also a key player in the telecommunications infrastructure industry, has set aside several days to showcase the potential of 5G technology in Nigeria. Dubbed "Innovation Days", Nokia hopes its 5G technology demonstrations in Lagos will showcase how the emerging telecommunications technology can transform the way people live and work as well as enhance the industrial productivity in Nigeria.

The Finnish telecommunications infrastructure company has said that it will present how 5G technology can benefit telecom operators, enterprises including the public sector and individuals across Nigeria.

"Visitors also can experience how private LTE can streamline operations for both mines and airports as well as how Nokia’s worldwide IoT network grid (WING) as a service enables rapid IoT revenue expansion with minimal investment and less risk. In addition, Nokia will showcase its agriculture-as-a-service solution, which makes IoT more accessible to small-scale farmers. In another demonstration, the company will show how its cloud-native core is fundamental to enable bandwidth-intensive and low-latency use cases in the areas of industrial automation, public sector, and consumer entertainment."

As part of the Innovation Days 5G demonstrations in Lagos, Nokia will use high definition 360° capable cameras with pattern recognition, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and software solutions to monitor the movement of intruders at fences and send alerts when anomalies are detected. This can be used to prevent poaching, which is a major challenge across the African continent.

In the connected industries use case, self-learning AI video solutions will be used to monitor the manufacturing process to improve quality control and efficiency in factories, while the connected retail solution aims to assist online fashion retailers to reduce the percentage of returns due to incorrect sizing while bringing the physical retail industry closer to online. Nokia will also demonstrate the unique benefits of Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC) through 5G to consumer applications such as online gaming, immersive entertainment, haptic capabilities (touch, feel) and e-health.

5G technology has moved beyond just being an industry-talk, and leading operators around the globe are moving fast towards the launch of commercial services. Nokia Future X vision can assist operators to look further into the future as they build their network today to transition for next-generation services and the Internet of Things (IoT).

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