April 10, 2017

Nokia techs up Down Under

UTS is one of Australia’s leading universities of technology.
UTS is one of Australia’s leading universities of technology.
UTS / Andrew Worssam

Nokia and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate in technology.

Under the partnership, Nokia will join the university’s UTS: Rapido, a new technology development unit, and co-operate in developing IoT-based business applications using high-speed, ultra-low latency technologies.

UTS:Rapido was founded to support businesses in unlocking the opportunities brought about by IoT. Nokia’s role is to work on advanced engineering projects that enable the development of future network services to address the specific technological challenges of service providers and enterprises. The two partners will also explore the expansion of the advanced engineering activity into new fields of innovation and proof-of-concept development.

The agreement includes the creation of a collaborative innovation and training facility at UTS.

“The successful implementation of IoT and the connectivity of potentially billions of devices will rely on the deployment of technologies such as enhanced 4G and high-speed, low-latency 5G,” Ray Owen, head of Oceania at Nokia, says in a release. “Through this collaboration with UTS, we can share both our expertise and our technologies, and help drive Australia’s digital transformation. In turn, we will benefit from gaining even greater insight into how IoT can be applied to solve the real-world issues of our customers.”

Nokia and UTS have worked together for more than 15 years. UTS is a key member of Nokia’s Australian graduate program.

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