Nokia, AT&T inaugurate IoT studio in Munich
Nokia and AT&T have announced a new innovation studio in Munich to support the growing global adoption of current and next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.
The new studio will demonstrate the capabilities of connected cars, smart factories, video analytics as well as future 5G-enabled applications.
AT&T and Nokia said that the IoT studio will allow companies to see first-hand how IoT solutions can solve global business problems. For example, they can experience how technology can improve asset management and tracking, as well as offer predictive maintenance for equipment and connected fleets. Customers can also learn about the latest in connected car innovation, alongside an interactive experience using augmented reality.
A local team of experts from AT&T and Nokia will help customers with solutions that can improve operations, provide better data analytics and, in many cases, lower business costs.
The studio will also act as a hub for the next generation of innovators, as AT&T and Nokia’s aims to make connections with schools, universities and the wider European technology ecosystem to generate ideas for future IoT applications across multiple industries and sectors.
“Some of the world’s largest manufacturers, car makers and financial services companies are located within a few hours of Munich”, said Chris Penrose, Senior Vice President of AT&T’s Advanced Mobility and Enterprise Solutions group. “Our doors and minds are open to working with customers and the wider European and global developer network to tap into the huge benefits of IoT connectivity.”
“Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) offers AT&T’s enterprise customers the benefits of Nokia’s global IoT ecosystem,” said Sanjay Goel, President of Global Services at Nokia. “These include core network, dedicated IoT operations, billing, security, data analytics, and more. The collaboration will help set the stage for the evolution to global 5G and network slicing that allows a single network to be partitioned into multiple networks and deliver specific capabilities to certain IoT customers without impacting their entire network.”
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.