Nokia and China Mobile embark on global IoT partnership

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Nokia has been appointed to deliver IoT services on behalf of China Mobile IoT (CMIoT).

Using Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) managed service, the partnership will expand the international capabilities of CMIoT’s OneLink for enterprise customers in China and overseas.

Further, the two will build a Chinese node of Nokia WING for CMIoT in Chongqing, southwestern China. Nokia and CMIoT said they are “committed to developing international IoT business applications, products and services by combining their respective advantages and to meet the needs of the growing international IoT market”.

Yaqiong Tang, deputy GM of CMIoT, a subsidiary of China Mobile, said: “The Nokia WING IoT Platform solution will give us a competitive edge with new enterprise customers and enable us to provide the level of IoT connectivity and management that all our customers expect both in China and across the globe.”

The partnership will also enable CMIoT to expand its international OneLink IoT capabilities, which will be underpinned by Nokia’s WING managed service. WING’s network nodes, deployed around the world, will be integrated with the OneLink IoT SIM card connection and management platform to provide unified connectivity management for CMIoT’s international business customers.

Ankur Bhan (pictured), head of WING Business, Nokia, said: “We’re very proud to be working with CMIoT to meet the needs of modern enterprises around the world. Our WING solution will allow CMIoT to offer a superior IoT services experience to its customers at home and abroad. Its flexible, invest-as-you-grow business model will also enable CMIoT to go-to-market with this offering rapidly and be able to scale IoT services cost-effectively.”