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Nokia extends IoT agreement with AT&T
- December 9, 2020
- Steve Rogerson
Nokia has extended its agreement with AT&T to support global enterprises with IoT connectivity using its Wing and IoT ecosystem.
AT&T’s enterprise customers will be able to connect and manage a multitude of IoT devices on their networks, leveraging Nokia Wing’s capabilities, including increased performance and flexibility, and lower latency. Wing stands for “worldwide IoT network grid”.
As a managed IoT service, Wing provides global connectivity for all major regions with the benefits of regulatory compliance and cost control paired with real-time device management. The collaboration with Nokia enables AT&T to extend its footprint and bring local capabilities to any enterprise operating globally.
By offering seamless IoT services on a global level, AT&T should be able to support enterprises running more automated, productive, sustainable and safer businesses, while ensuring consistent quality of service.
“The work we are doing with Nokia in the IoT space helps clear away the complexity of large-scale IoT adoption globally so that our customers can unlock the potential of IoT,” said Robert Boyanovsky, vice president of mobility and IoT at AT&T. “Teaming up with Nokia, we are able to accelerate our customers’ time-to-market and generate new service revenues.”
Wing has been launched into the automotive and financial industries with AT&T, and the operator is now targeting additional industries including transportation, retail, agriculture, utilities and smart cities.
As IoT networks transition to 5G and with Nokia Wing also supporting 5G network slicing, AT&T will be able to partition its 5G network into multiple networks that can deliver specific capabilities to its IoT users and support various use cases.
“We are proud and excited to extend our long-standing collaboration with AT&T and support its enterprise customer base with superior IoT experiences,” said Ricky Corker, president of customer operations for Nokia in the Americas. “IoT services are increasingly a requirement of any operators’ digital transformation strategy and Nokia’s Wing global solution can support this as and when it is required through a range of connectivity options, including 5G.”