China Mobile IoT (CMIoT) has picked Nokia to help it with its global enterprise IoT offering.
Specifically Nokia’s WING (Worldwide IoT Network Grid) managed service platform will take care of one of CMIoT’s offerings called the OneLink IoT SIM Card Connection and Management Platform. The two companies will jointly build a Chinese node of Nokia WING for CMIoT in Chongqing and use that as a springboard for its international business.
“We’re very proud to be working with CMIoT to meet the needs of modern enterprises around the world,” said Ankur Bhan, Head of the WING business at Nokia. “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.”
“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,” said Yaqiong Tan, Deputy General Manager of CMIoT.
CMIoT seems like a fairly substantial operation, as you might expect from the world’s biggest mobile network operator. It’s actually the product of an international partnership featuring big names such as Vodafone, NTT Docomo and Cisco. It’s not clear which LPWAN technologies it favours, but NB-IoT would a appear to be the front runner. Unsurprisingly Huawei and ZTE are also in the mix, so Nokia has done well to get a piece of the action.