Nokia showcases next generation of network technology shaping Africa Updated for 2021


Updated: March 1, 2021

Nokia, the Finnish multinational telecommunications, information technology, and consumer electronics company founded in 1865, would be showcasing its next generation of network technology shaping Africa at AfricaCom 2018, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, from November 13-15.

Nokia shaping Africa with latest technology

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Nokia has come a long way. Today, it is the world’s 415th-largest company measured by 2016 revenues, according to the Fortune Global 500, having peaked at 85th place in 2009, but it remains one of the world’s largest telecommunications firms . In 2017, Nokia employed approximately 102,000 people across over 100 countries, did business in more than 130 countries, and reported annual revenues of around €23 billion.

It is also a public limited company listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange and is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50stock market index.

In today’s digital-driven world, a dramatic shift is underway, changing how businesses connect with their customers, how industries are run and where technology enhances how people live and work. In a hyper-connected world, a change in customer demands is also forcing organizations to become more data-driven to ensure that they can deliver on those expectations.

Nokia seems to be among  several companies that understand the future and are shaping it already.

At the AfricaCom 2018, the 150 year-old company would be demonstrating how it is transforming human experiences with effortless, simple and dependable technologies, especially in Africa.

Joachim Wuilmet, Head of Customer Marketing and Communications MEA, believes AfricaCom 2018 will be the perfect opportunity for customers to engage with Nokia experts to catch up on the latest developments in the dynamic African telecommunications market.

“Connectivity is critical to digital transformation on the continent and 5G will gradually become the core of investment and innovation across both infrastructure and technology,” says Wuilmet.

“This is the path to unlocking new opportunities and leading the race to the future. Our demonstrations will show how it is possible to unleash the full potential of your network today, and how to flexibly build and scale your business for the digital future.”

Wuilmet says Nokia is excited to share its next generation of network technology with the broader African market and is confident in the potential of the continent:

“Africa is the perfect place to share Nokia’s vision of shaping the future of technology to transform human experiences with effortless, simple and dependable technologies. We look forward to discussing how both existing and new customers can use technology to improve people’s lives.”

Nokia will be showcasing the latest innovations and engaging in discussions on ultra-broadband, the value of 5G in enabling the Internet of Things (IoT), digital transformation and the importance of encryption and Virtual Reality (VR).

This would include 5G NR Virtual Reality demo, 5G / E2E Automation, Autonomous Customer Care, 5G Future X Network vision animation and IoT use cases.

Nokia’s Community Hosted Connectivity Solution, which will be on display, will showcase the unique way to reduce the expense associated with providing mobile connectivity in rural and remote areas, while the WING Smart Agriculture as a Service demonstrates how CSPs can offer an affordable, subscription-based smart agriculture solution, allowing farmers to access weather, soil and crop data for timely actions to increase yield, decrease costs and mitigate risks.


Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on


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