Nokia Bell Labs and Aramco partner to develop advanced Industry 4.0/4IR digital use cases
- Saudi Arabia
Nokia Bell Labs, the research of Nokia, has announced a collaboration with Saudi Arabia's Aramco to support Industry 4.0/4IR digital use-case creation and validate proof of concept solutions for various industrial sectors in the country and beyond.
The non-binding R&D collaboration agreement is aimed at accelerating digital transformation within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East, and North Africa (MENA) region and globally. By leveraging cutting-edge research and technologies from both companies, the collaboration aims to advance digital use cases for a diverse range of industries, including oil and gas, utilities, mining, manufacturing and logistics.
Commenting on this partnership, Thierry E. Klein, President of Bell Labs Solutions Research at Nokia, said, "This collaboration with Aramco reflects our commitment to driving innovation and jointly developing advanced industrial use cases with world-leading ecosystem partners. Together, we will accelerate the digital transformation of industries providing new technologies for a safer, more productive and more sustainable future. We look forward to co-creating ground-breaking solutions that can unlock new business opportunities for industrial operations in Saudi Arabia and globally."
In a press release, Nokia said that the companies are expected to collaborate on R&D efforts, develop joint proof-of-concept solutions, and validate technologies in real-world deployments in order to expand enterprise industrial automation applications.
In addition, the partnership will focus on fostering a comprehensive ecosystem for 5G and emerging technologies to integrate cutting-edge technologies that will help shape the future of industrial sectors.