Nokia secures enterprise IoT agreement with Hutchinson 3 Indonesia
Nokia has signed a contract with telecommunications service provider Hutchison 3 Indonesia (3ID) to provide IoT coverage to enterprises in Indonesia, the Finnish vendor said in a release.
Nokia said that 3ID will utilize its fully virtualized Nokia Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) managed service offer, so that the service provider and its Indonesian enterprise customers across various industries will be able to rapidly launch end-to-end IoT solutions..
Enterprise customers will be able to manage their IoT devices real-time, using the “cloudified” IoT core network, a single global connectivity management platform and 24/7 IoT command center capabilities, Nokia said. This will enable agile and secure operations and comprehensive service level agreements, while also providing real-time insights, allowing enterprise customers to manage and adjust the connectivity according to their specific needs, the company added.
Nokia highlighted that the contract follows the Indonesian government setting out its vision to become a regional technology hub in Southeast Asia by 2020. The country’s “Making Industry 4.0” provides a roadmap for major innovations in the digital technology economy, aiming to increase the global competitiveness and productivity of Indonesian businesses.
Under the agreement, the Indonesian carrier will be able to leverage new business models to address opportunities in various industries – with pre-packaged offer solutions available for agriculture, livestock management, asset management and logistics. 3ID will also be able to cooperate with other WING operators around the world to better provide the delivery of IoT services for global enterprises in Indonesia, as well as benefitting from IoT services originating from other WING operators and carried on the 3ID network.
“The Nokia WING service will help us unlock the potential of IoT for our enterprise customers. Indonesia has ambitions to be the economic powerhouse of Southeast Asia and our ability to provide IoT to a broad range of key sectors means businesses across the country can compete on the global stage,” said Danny Buldansyah, VP director for Hutchison 3 Indonesia.
“As more operators realize the unique opportunity IoT brings to win new enterprise customers, Nokia WING continues to advance their prospects,” said Ankur Bhan, head of Nokia WING. “Hutchison 3 Indonesia will now be equipped to provide end-to-end solutions for its enterprise customers and solve their IoT related needs with faster time to market. Utlimately WING is unlocking new enterprise partners and revenue streams for Hutchison 3 Indonesia and we look forward to supporting them on this exciting journey.”
During Mobile World Congress 2019, Nokia expanded its WING offering with IoT applications for operators to address new vertical markets.
The four new solutions announced by Nokia include Smart Agriculture as-a-Service, Livestock Management as-a-Service, Logistics as-a-Service and Asset Management as-a-Service.