AT&T extends global IoT roaming with Nokia for automotive, finance customers
AT&T has extended its agreement with Nokiato use the Finnish firm’s worldwide IoT network grid’ (WING) solution to offer enterprise customers IoT connectivity at home and abroad. Nokia’s WING service affords operators a way to offer cellular IoT services without having to invest in global infrastructure.
Last week, Nokia announced a similar deal with China Mobile. The arrangement with AT&T is an extension of a deal first signed in 2018. WING offers a pay-as-you-go business model for global IoT infrastructure. In March, Nokia added support for 5G networking and multi-access edge computing (MEC) to the WING platform, as the Finnish vendor seeks to help mobile operators drive industrial change in global markets.
AT&T said it will be able to support enterprise customers running more “automated, productive, sustainable, and safer” businesses, while also ensuring consistent quality of service. AT&T is using the service for IoT arrangements in the automotive and financial industries. “The collaboration enables AT&T to extend its footprint and bring local capabilities to any enterprise operating globally,” it said.
Robert Boyanovsky, vice president of mobility and IoT at AT&T, said: “The work we are doing with Nokia in the IoT space helps clear away the complexity of large-scale IoT adoption globally so that our customers can unlock the potential of IoT. Teaming up with Nokia, we are able to accelerate our customers’s time-to-market – and generate new service revenues.”
Ricky Corker, president of customer operations at Nokia Americas, said: “We are proud and excited to extend our long-standing collaboration with AT&T and support its enterprise customer base with superior IoT experiences. IoT services are increasingly a requirement of any operators’ digital transformation strategy and Nokia’s WING global solution can support this as and when it is required through a range of connectivity options, including 5G.”