Philippines flies with Nokia IoT Wing

  • October 21, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

Nokia has been selected by Philippines-based telecommunications and digital services company, Smart, a subsidiary of PLDT, to launch IoT services nationwide.

The partnership will use Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (Wing) managed service and deliver a virtualised and future-proofed end-to-end offering to meet the critical requirements of Smart’s 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 more cost-effectively.

“We are excited to work with Smart on this deal that will deliver superior experiences to their customers,” said Ankur Bhan, head of Wing business at Nokia. “IoT services are increasingly becoming a necessity as part of any operators’ digital transformation strategy. Nokia’s Wing is at the forefront of enabling new IoT use cases through a range of connectivity options, including 5G.”

The partnership sees Wing provide Smart with its software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, offering tools to eliminate the complexity associated with profitably connecting and managing new devices. Collaborating with Wing enables Smart to offer automation, real-time control features across the IoT.

This will enable enterprises running more automated, productive, sustainable and safer businesses with harmonised 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.

“The Nokia Wing IoT platform bolsters our capability in solving our customers IoT-related requirements quickly and helping them get to market faster and with greater scale,” said Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT CEO. “Nokia’s technology helps us to maintain PLDT group’s leadership position and assist our customers in maximising the potential of IoT services.”