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Nokia announced that it is demonstrating advanced technologies, including 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality at the Expo 2020 Dubai for six months from 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022. As part of the Finnish pavilion, Nokia presents several use cases that enable society to be more productive, safer and sustainable for everyone. The demos are in line with the vision of the UAE Government to build a green economy for sustainable development. 

Nokia's demonstration of the LuxTurrim Smart Pole shows how the pole can be leveraged for a range of smart city use cases such as Covid awareness detection, weather/air quality monitoring, smart lighting, infotainment, public safety and more. The smart pole is an ergonomic and compact solution that integrates a 5G base station, sensors, video cameras and other devices into a light pole. In addition, Nokia showcases a hologram using 5G technology to remotely deliver messages from Nokia executives from Finland to the visitors at the expo on specific dates to be booked in advance. 

In Expo 2020 Dubai, where more than 180 countries are participating in the first global expo held in the region, Nokia's demonstrations cover several key areas, including critical communications, public safety, autonomous transportation, and health and education, among others. Finland, one of the happiest nations in the world, as per the UN’s World Happiness Report, has chosen the theme of Sharing Future Happiness for its pavilion, and at this pavilion, Nokia is demonstrating technologies that that help create a more sustainable, equitable and happier world.

Commenting on Nokia’s participation in the expo, Rima Manna, Head of the Middle East Market Unit, Nokia MEA, said, “We are excited to participate in Expo 2020 Dubai, the first such massive expo in the UAE, and showcase our innovations that are aligned with the Government’s focus on the green economy. Finland is at the forefront of adopting the principles of circular economy for a sustainable world. We are proud of our Finnish heritage and to demonstrate disruptive technologies that help the word act together and increase people happiness.”

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