One of the challenges facing the Internet of Things (IoT) is the disparate networks and technologies around the world. Bringing many of the operators together under one platform, while taking into account geography and the systems that are in place, is something that is still being hammered out. Nokia has created a new solution called worldwide IoT network grid (WING) that will introduce new business opportunities by providing a multi-county federation of Internet of Things connectivity services.
Service providers and enterprises are going to be able to leverage the WING platform for global IoT connectivity and services grid delivering a unified view of Internet of Things devices, subscriptions, billing and customer care. According to Nokia (News - Alert), WING is going to bring its experience across different technologies and services along with a portfolio of products, including a global services command center and the Nokia IMPACT IoT Platform with new subscription management for eSIM, and Nokia's M2M Core as a service.
Any of the connected things that become part of the Nokia WING ecosystem can be managed as they are being deployed or transported globally with a single technology. The WING solution can be deployed easily and quickly, this according to Nokia, to provide ubiquitous connectivity, device management, security and analytics. The connectivity is made possible with intelligent switching between cellular and non-cellular networks.
“IoT connectivity as a managed service is an answer for enterprises to the current IoT deployments that are hampered by the patchwork of business agreements to connect devices around the world. Nokia WING will provide one global IoT grid. We cannot do this alone, and we are reaching out to communication service providers across the globe to collaborate with us so that we can extend the benefits of the connected world to more industries,” said Igor Leprince, head of Global Services at Nokia.
As part of the service, Nokia is going to provide a comprehensive package that will include provisioning, operations, security, billing and dedicated enterprise customer services from key operations command centers. Using IMPACT IoT to manage devices, subscription and analytics, connections will be configured as things that are being transported across geographical borders and the different networks of operators come together.
This will give CSPs new business opportunities by joining a global federation of IoT connectivity. They will be able to start delivering services for enterprises that are looking for worldwide coverage for their Internet of Things deployments. Nokia says WING can be fast tracked, and that it will also be available as a full white label managed service model so it can be offered under their own brand.