Nokia Corporation is expanding its Internet of Things (IoT) services offering to help mobile operators enter new IoT market segments or expand their footprint geographically.
In addition, the company has complemented its end-to-end validation and testing services with Nokia TestHub, designed to accelerate new technology launches, for example in IoT and the cloud.
This Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) market entry services is a consultative offering for operators that identifies the best vertical market opportunities in a region, and provides the related IoT applications and go-to-market model to help operators scale fast to take advantage of the rapidly growing IoT market.
The WING market entry services cover opportunities in nine IoT verticals: connected car, healthcare, logistics and transport, smart cities, utilities, agriculture, retail, smart homes and buildings, as well as connected industry.
Once a service is up and running, the Nokia WING managed service model can provide provisioning, device management, operations, security, customer care and billing for all connected applications.
The addition of market entry services will helps operators to design their go-to-market strategy, identifying IoT target markets and the relevant applications, pricing and business plans, a Nokia spokesperson explained to Total Telecom on Monday. .
Besides market entry services under the WING solution, Nokia is expanding its capabilities in multivendor testing services with Nokia TestHub to help operators to test their solutions and devices extensively across domains and technologies before roll-out.
According to Friedrich Trawoeger, head of Managed Services at Nokia, "IoT deployments are complex, but with our help operators will be able to fast-track their entry into the market as we provide them not only with a ready-to-go-market and business model, but also with a pre-integrated IoT infrastructure, complete service model and go-to-market support services. With our testing services we can ensure smooth launches for our customers, which are critical to maintaining great experience for their customers."