Nokia and AT&T collaborate to deliver IoT to enterprise customers

Nokia and AT&T have started a partnership to deliver seamless IoT(Internet of Things) connectivity services to enterprise customers throughout the world. AT&T will be deploying Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) to its customers the various benefits of Nokia’s global IoT system.

Sanjay Goel, President of Global Services at Nokia said “”This collaboration proves our commitment to the global IoT market, providing seamless connectivity across geographical borders and technologies. “He further added “With AT&T’s leading position in IoT and proven experience meeting real customer needs, we have a winning combination to bolster our global IoT capabilities.”

The services include core networks, dedicated IoT operations, billing and more. These services will cover a wide range or industries from health, manufacturing, retail, agriculture all the way to help create future smart cities.  Commercial deployment of WING starts later this year in various countries throughout different continents. This is one of the first steps that will greatly benefit the global deployment of 5G services.

Chris Penrose, President, Internet of Things Solutions at AT&T was quoted “Our work with Nokia WING will help clear away the complexity of large-scale IoT adoption so that our customers can unlock the potential of IoT worldwide,” Continuing further he also added “Boosted by Nokia’s globally deployed ‘one-stop shop’ network technology, we can be more nimble and responsive to our customers’ needs.”

Elsewhere, Nokia had collaborated with Vodafone India to deoply its Cloud Packet Core in Bangalore, India. Nokia and Osram have also decided to work together to create indoor lights that would not only boost 5G signal but also greatly help 5G connectivity for IoT devices indoors. T-Mobile also tested 5G data transmission in USA in collaboration with Nokia in the greater Washington area.

Karan Raj Baruah

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