China Mobile taps Nokia for global IoT upgrade

China Mobile taps Nokia for global IoT upgrade

Nokia announced it was selected to deliver IoT connectivity services for China Mobile’s IoT subsidiary, a move by the operator to ensure the delivery of connectivity and IoT services for customers in China and globally.

In a statement, the Finnish vendor said the partnership will expand China Mobile IoT’s (CMIoT) OneLink IoT capabilities, which will be supported by Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) managed service.

As part of the agreement both companies will collaborate to build a Chinese node of Nokia WING for CMIoT in the city of Chongqing in south-west China. Nokia said it: “committed to developing international IoT business applications, products and services by combining their respective advantages and to meet the needs of the growing international IoT market.”

Yaqiong Tang, deputy general manager, CMIoT, said: “The Nokia WING IoT Platform solution will give us a competitive edge with new enterprise customers and enable us to provide the level of IoT connectivity and management that all our customers expect both in China and across the globe.”

Ankur Bhan, Nokia head of WING Business, added: “We’re very proud to be working with CMIoT to meet the needs of modern enterprises around the world. Our WING solution will allow CMIoT to offer a superior IoT services experience to its customers at home and abroad. Its flexible, invest-as-you-grow business model will also enable CMIoT to go-to-market with this offering rapidly and be able to scale IoT services cost-effectively.”