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KONE will deliver elevators, escalators and travelators to the Dubai Hills Mall in the United Arab Emirates. KONE

Three Finnish industry heavyweights – Nokia, Valmet and KONE – are making headlines in distant locations.

First up is Nokia, which has signed a technology partner agreement with TeamTalk to provide New Zealand’s emergency services with critical and resilient communications, before extending the offering to other networks in the country, such as transport, airports, and ports. TeamTalk will also become a reseller partner of Nokia’s equipment, software and services.

Meanwhile, in neighbouring Australia, Nokia’s software-defined network (SDN) venture, Nuage Networks, is working together with Vertel to launch software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) services for Vertel’s customers in July. The collaboration will make Vertel one of the first providers of cloud-connected WAN services in Australia.

Nokia and Nuage Networks are also partnering with Telefónica Spain to expand the agility, scale and efficiency of Telefónica’s cloud-based services by building an open, elastic and highly secure data centre network infrastructure.

The Finnish telecommunication’s company has also expanded its Internet of Things (IoT) software portfolio by acquiring US-based SpaceTime Insight, which specialises in IoT application development, machine learning and data science. The deal will allow Nokia to offer its IoT applications to key vertical markets, including energy, logistics, transportation and utilities.

Then onto Valmet, which will deliver its Valmet DNA automation system to the Kalselteng-2 coal-fired power plant project belonging to Indonesian state electricity company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN). Valmet received the order from Hyundai Engineering, which is expanding the coal-fired power plant with two additional units that Valmet will provide automation for.

Finally to KONE, which will equip the Dubai Hills Mall in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with 88 escalators, two inclined travelators, and 66 elevators. The mall will feature more than 650 retail outlets, a 6 000-square metre supermarket, a cinema, family entertainment centres, a clinic, spas and concert spaces. It will be a key feature of the 2 700-square metre Dubai Hills Estate development project, which is the biggest of its kind in the region.

Published on 07.05.2018