Verizon Business launches private 5G platform for global enterprises

Verizon Business has launched an international private 5G platform for global enterprises which will enable European and Asia-Pacific businesses to deploy a private industrial grade dedicated 5G network within their premises.

“Today, we’ve announced the next phase of Verizon’s global 5G vision with the launch of private 5G for our international customers,” commented Tami Erwin, CEO, Verizon Business. “If the past few months have taught us anything, it’s that there’s never been a more critical time for mobility, broadband and cloud products and services. Private 5G networks will be a transformative technology that will drive the new era of disruption and innovation for enterprises around the world.”

A private 5G network is a self-contained network whose components all reside in a single facility, consisting of micro towers and small cells and connecting to an organisation’s Local Area Network (LAN) and enterprise applications. In addition to ultra-low latency and increased speed, businesses will also benefit from not having to transmit data through public networks. Verizon Business’s offering utilises Nokia’s Digital Automation Cloud, a private wireless network solution with automation enablers that allows for application deployment through a web-based interface.

Verizon has already launched a 5G Lab and Production Studio in London and a 5G roaming service in South Korea. It will utilise its own private 5G capabilities to enable its Media division to deliver next-generation content creation, production and distribution technologies at scale and in real-time to global audiences.

“Private wireless connectivity has become central to many industries in realizing their long-term digital transformation goals. By delivering private 5G together with Verizon, we’re paving the way to accelerate digitalisation for the most demanding industries who crave reliable wireless connectivity,” said Brian R Fitzgerald, SVP Global Solutions at Nokia.