AT&T, Nokia partner to accelerate global IoT deployments

By Jonathan Dyble
Leading US telecommunications firm AT&T and Finland-based Nokia have partnered up to accelerate the global deployment of IoT solutions, collaboratin...

Leading US telecommunications firm AT&T and Finland-based Nokia have partnered up to accelerate the global deployment of IoT solutions, collaborating to develop and deploy next generation services.

The agreement will see AT&T utilising Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) to offer the company’s the enterprise customers access to the Nokia’s global IoT ecosystem across a range of industries, from health, to manufacturing, to retail.

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“This collaboration proves our commitment to the global IoT market, providing seamless connectivity across geographical borders and technologies,” said Sanjay Goel, President of Global Services at Nokia.

AT&T plans to leverage its own cloud-based Multi-Network Connect platform to simplify its use of Nokia WING, allowing for the management of IoT devices across multiple cellular and satellite networks, operators and regions.

“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,” said Chris Penrose, President, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T.

“Boosted by Nokia's globally deployed 'one-stop shop' network technology, we can be more nimble and responsive to our customers' needs.”

Commercial deployment is expected to begin next year, with the companies forecasting that WING’s core network assets will be available across 20 countries by Q1 2020.

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