A mysterious, unannounced Nokia G22 phone was recently spotted in the GeekBench database. We still don’t have a lot of detail on the phone, but what is available doesn’t seem like a major upgrade over the existing Nokia G21.
Nokia G22 GeekBench result
GeekBench reports pretty low single and multi-core scores from an unnamed Unisoc chipset. An 8-core unit, clocked at 1.61GHz, our bet would be that it is actually the exact same Unisoc T606 as found in the Nokia G21.
While the chipset might be carried forward, at least GeekBench reports that the G22 is rocking 4GB of RAM, which hopefully suggests that the base 3GB RAM version from the G21 is no longer a thing. Last but not least, the benchmark result mentions Android 12. This means that G22 buyers can likely expect an upgrade to Android 13 and beyond in the future, whereas the G21 might eventually only end up with Android 13 since it launched with Android 11, and HMD is currently offering two years of software updates.
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Nokia (NOK), NTT DOCOMO and NTT have achieved two key technological milestones on the path to 6G, implementation of AI and ML into the radio air interface, effectively giving 6G radios the ability to learn and utilization of new sub-terahertz (sub-THz) spectrum to dramatically boost network capacity.
By pairing a AI-based learned waveform in a transmitter with a deep-learning receiver, Nokia Bell Labs, DOCOMO and NTT researchers were able to design and implement a learning air interface that transmits data efficiently under many different scenarios.
Nokia, DOCOMO and NTT first launched their 6G collaboration in June, 2022, with the aim of jointly defining and developing key technologies for the next generation of networking. DOCOMO and Nokia first collaborated with 3G in the 1990s, to 4G, and to today’s 5G.
Nokia and Kyndryl expand global network and edge computing alliance
Three-year agreement extends plans to co-innovate and accelerate deployment of flexible, reliable, and secure LTE and 5G private wireless connectivity services and Industry 4.0 solutions.
Kyndryl elevates its strategic investment in Nokia achieving the highest tier Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) accreditation status, increasing expert resources and skilled practitioners ready to support customers across the globe.
Kyndryl and Nokia will launch a partner innovation lab in Raleigh, North Carolina, to bring advanced wireless connectivity and edge computing, integrated with a multi-factor zero trust model, converging IT and OT for enterprises.
14 February 2023
Espoo, Finland and New York, NY – Nokia and Kyndryl, the world’s largest IT infrastructure services provider, today announced a three-year extension and expansion of their global network and edge partnership, with a focus on developing and delivering industry-leading LTE and 5G private wireless services and Industry 4.0 solutions to customers worldwide.
Kyndryl and Nokia established their global network and edge computing alliance in February 2022. The partnership has since grown exponentially, with more than 100 active engagements with global enterprises, from advisory or testing, to piloting, to full implementation, across 24 countries. With a shared vision and commitment to help enterprise and mission critical infrastructure customers accelerate their digital transformations with leading-edge LTE and 5G private wireless networking, 90% of the current engagements are enterprises in the industrial manufacturing sector, including multinational petrochemical, mining and timber and utilities/energy companies.
Alejandro Cadenas, Associate Vice President of Telco and Mobility Research at IDC, said: “As enterprises seek to accelerate and deliver on their journeys towards Industry 4.0 and digitalization, the effective integration and deployment of advanced LTE and 5G private wireless networking technologies becomes instrumental to integrate all enterprise operations in a seamless, reliable, efficient and built in a secure manner. This expanding, powerful relationship between Nokia and Kyndryl is a unique combination of vertical and horizontal capabilities, and offers IT, OT and business leaders access to the innovation, tools, and expert resources they need to digitally transform their operations. The partnership offers a compelling shared vision and execution that will enable customers across all industries and geographies to access the ingredients they need to deliver against the promise of digital acceleration, powered by network and edge computing."
The expanded effort will be enhanced with Kyndryl’s achievement of Nokia DAC Advanced accreditation status, which helps ensure that enterprise customers benefit from an expanded lineup of expert resources and skilled practitioners who have extensive training and deep understanding of Nokia products and solutions. In addition, customers will gain access to Kyndryl’s accelerated network deployment capabilities and support of Nokia cellular radio expertise in selected markets.
To meet the growing convergence and demands of IT and OT for enterprises, Kyndryl, Nokia, and Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, will launch a joint lab in Raleigh, North Carolina to bring reliable, secure, and auditable wireless connectivity to industrial networks. Through the collaboration, a multi-factor zero trust model for industrial networking is enabled at both the IT and OT sides of the network using the best tools and resources from each of the companies. Kyndryl’s network experts are developing an integrated system starting from the foundations of a typical Modbus process control network and extending access and security beyond the typical shop floor. Using Nokia DAC, private cellular connectivity enables high mobility and extended reach of the network.
Paul Savill, Global Practice Leader of Network and Edge computing at Kyndryl, said: “Our partnership with Nokia has been focused on co-innovating and co-creating for customers to digitally transform their workspaces and operations. The success we have seen in deploying private wireless for customers like Dow Chemical over the past 12 months, along with the global expansion of our collaboration, is a testament to our belief that we can jointly help companies drive Industry 4.0 transformation across all industries, with speed and scale.”
Chris Johnson, Head of Global Enterprise at Nokia, said: “Kyndryl and Nokia have a shared vision for digital transformation, and as leaders in our respective industries we are driven to grow this market together. We are excited to build upon our existing success and strengthen our alliance targeting more enterprise customers across multiple industries. We are currently exploring and developing new integrated solutions and services for Edge, Cloud, IP networking, Optics, Fixed Access, 4G and 5G Core, and Network Operations software technologies, which can address the growing demand for mission-critical, industrial-grade wireless networking.”
To date, Kyndryl and Nokia have successfully implemented a private wireless network with edge computing for Dow Chemical, at their petrochemical processing plant in Freeport, TX. The modernization of the Dow Chemical plant with advanced connectivity has increased worker safety, and enabled remote audio and video collaboration, and real time smart procedures.
At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023, Kyndryl and Nokia will unveil new device management services at the Nokia partner arena (Booth #3A20/2A2), showcasing Kyndryl’s auto-provisioning software leveraging Nokia’s customizable enterprise mobile capabilities on Nokia’s XR20 line of industrial-grade, ruggedized devices. The jointly-developed offerings will further enhance workplace connectivity solutions, and Excellerate productivity, employee communication, and in industrial scenarios enhance overall worker safety. Together, Kyndryl and Nokia are addressing the collaboration and operational needs that contractors and operators face in the field today. Additionally, Gretchen Tinnerman, Vice President, US Network and Edge Practice Leader at Kyndryl will join Nokia CEO, Pekka Lundmark, onstage during his MWC keynote address taking place Tuesday, February 28, 12:00-13:00 CET at the Keynote Stage, Hall 4.
Nokia has deployed mission-critical networks to more than 2,600 leading enterprise customers in the transport, energy, large enterprise, manufacturing, webscale, and public sector segments around the globe. It has also extended its footprint to more than 560 private wireless customers worldwide across an array of industrial sectors and has been cited by numerous industry analysts as the leading provider of private wireless networking worldwide.
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From beer breweries on opposite ends of the globe to aircraft technicians in isolated airports, telecoms infrastructure firm Nokia has been looking for ways to use the metaverse to aid workers in remote locations.
Nokia, who many remember as a manufacturer of consumer mobile devices, has since pivoted into developing technology and equipment that “delivers the internet.”
Robert Joyce, chief technology officer of Nokia Oceania, told Cointelegraph that part of those plans also includes delivering the metaverse.
“Nokia set up two labs last year to really look at the Metaverse and the technologies that underpin the Metaverse.”
Last year, Nokia began collaborating with an Australian university to deliver a 5G-connected microbrewery using metaverse technology, noted Joyce.
Using augmented reality (AR), researchers from a brewery tech lab at the University of Technology Sydney have been working alongside researchers from a twin facility at Dortmund University in Germany.
“They actually do joint experiments where they brew beer, they change the process, the temperature, the timings, the volumes, the recipes [...] and they feed back all of that brewing process into the digital twin,” he explained.
“Then they can actually simulate brewing in the digital twin so they can perfect the beer in the digital space."
Meanwhile, in South Australia, Joyce said Nokia that has been using the metaverse to potentially assist Cessna aircraft technicians at remote airports.
“We worked with a company that had a virtual Cessna aircraft [...] You’ve got a Cessna in front of you, and then you have an audio instruction in your ear to tell you how to change the wheel, or change a part on the engine," said Joyce.
“We had a 5G connected Microsoft HoloLens and we were able to instruct people on how to service a Cessna using augmented reality in this case.”
Earlier this month, Nokia global chief strategy and technology officer Nishant Batra told the World Economic Forum (WEF) that the metaverse will have the biggest immediate impact on industries, rather than the consumer market.
“Ports have begun using digital twins to track every container on their docks, no matter how deeply they are buried in stacks. Aerospace companies are building engines and fuselages in the digital world to simulate exactly how an aircraft will fly – long before they tool its first mechanical part,” wrote Batra in a Jan. 13 WEF op-ed.
Joyce agreed with the statement, adding he doesn’t expect the “consumer metaverse” to take off until 2030.
He said by next year there will be five times the revenue spent on the “industrial metaverse” compared to the consumer or enterprise metaverse.
“The technology is not there yet, the technology is clunky,” said Joyce, referring to currently available consumer metaverse devices.
“It’s not the best experience to have a Quest 2 on your head for a couple of hours, and it’s not until people get to the augmented reality wearables that are comfortable [and] mass-produced.”
“We see this three or five-year lag before we actually see massive uptake in consumer virtual reality or augmented reality services.”
Related: An overview of the metaverse in 2022
Asked how blockchain will play a part in the future of the metaverse, Joyce was optimistic that the technology will be key when payments or a transfer of assets is involved.
“Clearly if you wanted integrity within a metaverse, then blockchain will play a part,” said Joyce.
“If I was going to buy a house next to Snoop Dogg’s and want to ensure that it couldn’t be lifted and shifted and copied, that's where blockchain is quite useful in terms of maintaining uniqueness in a digital space.”
Joyce, however, said that he doesn’t believe blockchain is a necessity in all applications.
“It’s not an essential underpinning technology for the metaverse but I’m glad we’ve got it [...] and it will be used in the metaverse,” he concluded.
The Nokia X30 unveiled last September will launch soon in India. This revelation comes from HMD Global's Vice President for India & MENA Mr. Sanmeet Kochhar on Twitter, who said the 5G smartphone is "coming soon to India" without being specific about the launch time frame.
The Nokia X30 is powered by the Snapdragon 695 SoC, runs Android 12 out of the box, and comes with two memory options - 6GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB. It's built around a 6.43" 90Hz FullHD+ screen protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. The display has a fingerprint scanner underneath for biometric authentication and a punch hole for the 16MP selfie camera.
The Nokia X30's plastic back sports a dual camera setup which is a combination of 50MP primary and 13MP ultrawide units. The rest of the Nokia X30's highlights include an IP67 rating, NFC, and a 4,200 mAh battery with 33W charging.
While we await more details about the Nokia X30's India launch, you can read our detailed Nokia X30 review here to learn more about it or watch the video review attached below.
“Shifts in consumer behavior, from home working to data rich entertainment services, are driving demand for broadband. This demand is matched by strong institutional support with significant funding from governments and private equity funds around the world that are driving investments in broadband and fiber connectivity,” said Nokia in a statement Thursday.
Nokia is currently a participant in the Centre’s Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme, and said the company is extending its production capacity into Chennai in response to growing demand.The company stated that the demand for fiber is also shifting to new regions with the Asia-Pacific region seeing strong demand in markets such as Japan, India and Southeast Asia.
Much of this demand will be seen in the form of fiber to the home (FTTH) but there is also significant demand from mobile network operators (MNOs) as they deploy 5G and need next generation fiber in their transport networks to carry the expected surge in data traffic.
Nokia claimed that its planned production of PON OLTs in India will boost the company’s “production base and geographic reach”.
“As the momentum towards 5G networks and new hybrid usage models push operators towards increasingly distributed network architectures, service providers are investing in fiber to build out and upgrade their existing networks,” said Sandy Motley, President Fixed Networks at Nokia. “We are happy to add the manufacturing capacity in India to better address increasing demand in the region and worldwide.”“Service providers in India will benefit from the increased availability of both existing Lightspan product lines as well as upcoming GPON access nodes which offer smaller lower-density OLTs to suit a range of conditions and requirements,” said Sanjay Malik, SVP and Head of India Market at Nokia.
Nokia said it would expand its product portfolio manufactured in India to meet the rising demand for data and changing customer behavior, such as work-from-home.