Black Box Partners with Nokia and Corning to Validate Integration of Private 4G/5G over DAS

READING, England — May 21, 2024 — Black Box®, a global leader in delivering innovative communication and technology solutions, announced today that, following extensive research and coordination with Nokia and Corning Incorporated, the company has successfully tested and verified interoperability. This achievement enables the economical implementation of both carrier signals and private 4G/5G wireless services over a single distributed antenna system (DAS). Through this new technology partnership, Black Box successfully integrated the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) private wireless solution as a signal source for the Corning Everon® DAS system, effectively uniting private and commercial wireless networks on the same infrastructure.

“We initiated this integration as part of the Black Box wireless technology offering, and we’re proud to have collaborated with Nokia and Corning to successfully test its compatibility,” said Manu Singh, Global Practice Head of Wireless Technology Solutions at Black Box. “Leveraging our integration expertise and these partners’ advanced technologies, we’re able to offer a solution that brings value to customers across various markets and applications.”

Eliminating the necessity of deploying separate infrastructure for Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)-based private networks and public cellular services, the integration spearheaded by Black Box significantly reduces both the cost and complexity associated with maintaining connectivity across various sectors, such as healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, and the hospitality industry. With this capability, facilities and organizations can assure critical mobility, bolster mission-critical communications, implement new IoT solutions, fully exploit smart manufacturing and automation, and fortify data security measures.

The new integration leverages Nokia DAC private wireless, a plug-and-play LTE and 5G as a service solution renowned for its capability to support demanding use cases and applications. With reliable high-capacity and low-latency wireless connectivity, Nokia DAC ensures business-critical performance. Moreover, Nokia DAC accommodates Wi-Fi to address the connectivity needs of non-business-critical operational technology (OT) applications and can leverage MX Boost technology to combine private wireless with Wi-Fi and get improved capacity and reliability.

“Through this collaboration, Nokia is supporting Black Box in the next step in its Industry 4.0 journey — and doing so in a more cost- and time-efficient way. By integrating the plug-and-play Nokia Digital Automation Cloud, Black Box can seamlessly connect the OT and Wi-Fi infrastructure it already has in place in its facilities, future-proofing it with a high-capacity and low-latency private 5G foundation,” said Pri Rawal, Head of Nokia’s Global Partner Enterprise Campus Edge Business.

Another vital component of this integration is the Corning Everon 6200 DAS, which offers exceptional performance, limitless capacity, and high speed. Not only does it guarantee coverage to every space within a facility, but it also streamlines installation and offers versatility and flexibility for both indoor and outdoor designs. The Everon 6200 DAS is a highly flexible platform with multiband support, built to serve the public access spectrum while seamlessly supporting the technical requirements of a CBRS-based private network over a fiber-to-the-edge active DAS distribution solution.

“Corning is pleased to work alongside fellow industry innovators and to play a significant role in this telecommunications milestone. By reconciling private and commercial wireless networks on shared infrastructure, Corning, in collaboration with Black Box and Nokia, is not only paving the way for more cost-effective and efficient connectivity but also spearheading a new era of unified wireless technology," said David Meis, Corning Optical Communications Vice President of Wireless Technology. "Corning is committed to moving the world forward with every connection."

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About Black Box

Black Box® is a trusted IT solutions provider delivering cutting-edge technology solutions and world-class consulting services to businesses across the globe. The breadth of our global reach, continuous innovation, and depth of our expertise accelerate customer success by bringing people, ideas, and technology together to solve real-world business problems. Our IT infrastructure solutions, services, and products enable secure, flawless connectivity and meaningful collaboration for businesses in every major market across six continents.

To learn more, visit the Black Box website at Follow the company on X, formerly known as Twitter @BlackBox_ns. Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies, LLC.

About Nokia

At Nokia, we create technology that helps the world act together.
As a B2B technology innovation leader, we are pioneering networks that sense, think and act by leveraging our work across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. In addition, we create value with intellectual property and long-term research, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs.
Service providers, enterprises and partners worldwide trust Nokia to deliver secure, reliable and sustainable networks today — and work with us to create the digital services and applications of the future.

About Corning Incorporated

Corning ( is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 170-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries. Corning's capabilities are versatile and synergistic, which allows the company to evolve to meet changing market needs, while also helping our customers capture new opportunities in dynamic industries. Today, Corning's markets include optical communications, mobile consumer electronics, display, automotive, solar, semiconductors, and life sciences.

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Black Box contact:
Melissa Bradley
Black Box
Tel: +1 855 324 9909
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Nokia Contact:
Martha Oliver Vargas
Black Box
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Corning Contact:
Alexis Abbott
Tel: +1 704 430 1349
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Agency Contact:
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Wall Street Communications
Phone: +1 801 266 0077
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