Nokia has announced that it’s expanding its Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) to make it easier for mobile operators to enter new IoT market segments.
The Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) is a consultative offering that aims to help mobile operators to find the best vertical market opportunities in a region, while at the same time providing the related IoT applications and go-to-market model.
WING determines opportunities in nine IoT market segments: 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 says WING managed service model can provide provisioning, device management, operations, security, customer care and billing for all connected applications. WING market entry services’ hands-on approach of designing the right proposition and go-to-market strategy ensures operators can capture new revenue streams in IoT.
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.
Nokia TestHub will help operators to test their solutions and devices extensively across domains and technologies before roll-out. Validation testing of solutions and services both in the lab and in the field is essential to accelerating not only commercial IoT launches but also cloud and eventually 5G launches. Nokia says this new service complements device, network, and application testing. And as part of the offering, Nokia will provide “Lab as a Service”, which gives customers early access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and expertise from Nokia for self-testing of devices, network elements, applications, and services.
“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.” Friedrich Trawoeger, head of Managed Services at Nokia, said.