Comcast Partners With Nokia  to Extend Enterprise Connectivity Portfolio

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Comcast Business announced it is partnering with Nokia to extend its enterprise connectivity portfolio to deliver 5G private wireless networks, using Nokia DAC (Digital Automation Cloud) industrial-grade private wireless solution and digitalization enabler platform.

The non-exclusive partnership builds on other wireless strategic innovations to drive Comcast Business’s vision to support emerging connected ecosystems by delivering connected solutions at scale.

The first Comcast Business and Nokia showcase deployment will launch at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia during the first quarter of 2022 and illustrate how private LTE and 5G networks can help organizations improve critical operations and infrastructure while enhancing the fan experience. Applications may include immersive court-, rink-side, and outdoor video experiences, digital signage throughout the venue, and the use of the internal network to provide fans inside the arena with real-time information about parking flow or expected wait times on their way out of the venue.

“No two companies are alike, and neither are their connectivity needs. With this strategic partnership, Comcast Business is able to expand its robust portfolio of connectivity solutions to include end-to-end private networking, offering sports and entertainment venues and enterprise customers a one-stop-shop for advanced connectivity solutions. The unique combination of our network, WiFi expertise, Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, spectrum, and managed services, will enable enterprises to address their business challenges head-on while ensuring their network infrastructure remains available, reliable and secure,”  said Bob Victor, SVP Product, Comcast Business.

Offering enhanced wireless broadband speed and capacity along with increased reliability and low latency, private wireless networks will enable businesses to support their rapidly expanding ecosystem of connected devices.

Private wireless networks enhance Comcast Business’ robust networking capabilities while giving clients more wireless options. The 5G private wireless network solution adds to Comcast Business’s existing capabilities, including DeepBlue for advanced, large-scale WiFi deployments and MachineQ for long-range, low-power, and large-scale IoT solutions. Comcast Business will continue to engage best-in-class hardware, cloud and next-generation application partners to innovate and support emerging connected ecosystems, helping businesses better prepare for the future.