AT&T, Nokia Team Up to Introduce WING IoT Service in 20 Countries


Nokia's headquarters in Espoo, Finland. / Photo by: Majestic via Wikimedia Commons


Network operator AT&T and electronics company Nokia are teaming up to provide Internet of Things service to many territories around the globe. The joint effort will utilize the Worldwide IoT Network Grid to enable enterprise customers of AT&T to use Nokia’s IoT system.

Nokia’s WING system is designed to aid communication service providers and businesses to achieve success through the use of the IoT ecosystem. The system can be employed in several types of company services like device management, security, customer care and billing, and operations. If employed, customers will receive the following technical upgrades to properly apply IoT in their businesses:

- Increased performance and flexibility in targeted areas.

- Lower latency and enhanced platform capabilities for network and software.

- Ability to address the requirements of certain businesses connected to the 5G network.

"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. Boosted by Nokia's globally deployed 'one-stop shop' network technology, we can be more nimble and responsive to our customers' needs," said Chris Penrose, president of Internet of Things Solutions at AT&T.

The companies said that the commercial deployment of Nokia WING will commence later this year. It is scheduled to be deployed in more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America. Once enabled, participating firms will be aided for fast expansion through IoT markets, provided with a list of potential markets, supported to obtain opportunities in multiple industries like healthcare and logistics, and sustained through the risk reduction management when deploying IoT infrastructures.

"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.