Multinational telecommunications company Nokia’s partnership with digital services firm Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) is aimed at fueling the acceleration of IoT (Internet of Things) adoption in the country. By utilizing Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING), Smart will be able to deliver a fully virtualized and future-proofed end-to-end solution to meet the critical requirements of enterprise customers.
Nokia’s WING managed service helps operators capture IoT market share without having to make investments in infrastructure. Thanks to the flexible, invest-as-you-grow business model, operators can go-to-market quickly and scale IoT services cost-effectively.
“IoT services are increasingly becoming a necessity as part of any operators’ digital transformation strategy,” said Ankur Bhan, head of WING Business at Nokia. “Nokia’s WING solution is at the forefront of enabling new IoT use cases through a range of connectivity options, including 5G.”
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The partnership sees WING provide Smart with its software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, offering the necessary tools to eliminate the complexity associated with profitably connecting and managing new devices. Collaborating with Nokia WING enables Smart to offer advanced automation, real-time control features across IoT.
This will enable enterprises to run more automated, productive, sustainable, and safer businesses with harmonized service level agreements while providing real-time insights. Beyond connectivity, WING Vertical-as-a-Service opens up opportunities for Smart to address their enterprise customers with end-to-end IoT solutions.
“The Nokia WING IoT Platform solution bolsters our capability in solving our customers IoT-related requirements quickly and helping them get to market faster and with greater scale. Nokia’s technology helps us to maintain PLDT’s leadership position and assist our customers in maximizing the potential of IoT services,” said Jovy Hernandez, president, ePLDT and CEO and SVP and head for PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups.