The IT Services business of NG Bailey, the UK’s largest independent engineering and services business, has launched a new partnership with Infinigate, the EMEA value-add distributor specialising in cybersecurity, secure networks and secure cloud and Nokia, a B2B technology innovation leader to accelerate the adoption and usage of 5G technology within key industries in the UK.

NG Bailey IT Services will open a new 5G Lab at their headquarters in Leeds, to support the development and practical demonstration of leading-edge communication solutions in collaboration with partners to support their work in a variety of sectors including healthcare, manufacturing, and education.

This new facility will enable the firm to further develop its unmatched technical expertise to be at the forefront of a technology which is transforming connectivity. This includes the development and deployment of innovative 5G private wireless network solutions including Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC), which will provide game-changing opportunities for the automation of manufacturing, logistics operations and ports, enabling safer and more efficient operations.

Infinigate will partner with NG Bailey to provide logistical support, expert consultancy and specialist services to enable the delivery of Nokia solutions seamlessly to their customers.

Kelly Tedesco, managing director of NG Bailey’s IT Services business said: “5G has been touted as a game-changer within many industries and is a key component to the advancement of the IoT agenda. It’s fantastic that we have one of the first state-of-the-art 5G labs in the UK as a result of this groundbreaking partnership with Nokia. It will enable us to demonstrate how we can transform connectivity to build better businesses, empower people and enrich lives.

“We’ve already seen success in supporting our clients such as the Royal Mail to embrace automation and the latest in mobile technology. The deployment of 5G technology is the next step in supporting the future of connectivity and allowing our engineers to continue to unlock the potential that wireless technology offers business of all sizes, enabling the Internet of Things (IoT).”

“The partnership between NG Bailey IT Services, Infinigate and Nokia adds to our unrivaled technical expertise and unmatched end-to-end capabilities that come from being part of the UK’s leading independent engineering and services business. We’re excited to bring these state-of-the art solutions to our clients and to support them on their digital transformation journey.”

Stephane Haulbert, Nokia Partner Sales Leader, Europe said: “We are excited to partner with NG Bailey IT Services and Infinigate, enabling enterprise customers across industries to leverage the power of leading-edge 5G private wireless technology. In addition, providing 5G private wireless in the Lab in Leeds will enable their engineers to explore how the technology can be adapted and adopted to meet changing demands, providing increases in productivity, operational efficiencies and enhancing safety and security.”