February 11, 2020

DAILY BRIEF: 5G testing, maritime digitalisation, easing power shortages and a partnership

ThingLink and Tablet Academy are transforming the classroom.
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All the daily Finnish business news that works: Nokia, Wärtsilä and ThingLink make headlines.

Nokia takes part in 5G car tests in Japan, Wärtsilä collaborates on maritime digitalisation and alleviates power shortages in Myanmar, and ThingLink partners with Tablet Academy in the UK.

Nokia and SoftBank innovate in 5G driving

Finland’s Nokia has provided Japan’s Softbank with its end-to-end 5G portfolio to complete the world’s first 5G-connected car test. Carried out at a Honda research and development site in Japan, the tests demonstrated for the first time how 5G technology can be used to commercially operate connected cars. The use cases included successfully transmitting the location of surrounding cars at intersections with poor visibility, alerting the driver of fallen objects on the road, and using high-quality 4K video and images taken with the in-vehicle cameras.


Wärtsilä shakes hands in marine and energy sectors

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä and classification society DNV GL have agreed to collaborate to boost the digital transformation of the marine industry in areas such as autonomous ships, advanced remote services, new bridge technologies and cyber security. Wärtsilä has also won a new contract in Myanmar, where it will alleviate the recent power shortages by delivering, on a fast-track basis, equipment for two new power plants to be constructed in the country.


ThingLink and Tablet Academy link up in the UK

Finnish education technology company ThingLink has entered into a professional development partnership with UK-based Tablet Academy. The Finnish startup pioneers in interactive image and video technology in education, while Tablet Academy supports education institutions in transforming and integrating new technologies into the classroom.


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