Comarch and Nokia partner on M2M and IoT
March 17, 2016
Polish software company Comarch has forged a technology partnership in the fields of M2M and IoT with Nokia. The companies plan to collaborate in the domains of connectivity management platforms as well as vertical applications services for key industries.
The platforms will complement Nokia’s existing IoT ecosystem to help form complete, end-to-end IoT services that can be offered to telecoms and other industries worldwide.
“We’re keen to bring the cooperation between Comarch and Nokia to the next level,” said Mariusz Lasek, Comarch Technologies CEO. “The broad scope of the agreement reflects our vast investment in software and hardware around IoT for various industries such as e-health, low energy devices and automotive over the last year.”
The Comarch M2M platform lets mobile operators provide managed connectivity in multi-national, multi-level and multi-operator environments. The system helps in launching M2M services for vertical industries such as automotive, consumer electronics, fast-moving consumer goods, energy and utilities, finance and banking, healthcare, manufacturing, public services, security, and transportation and logistics.
“IoT applications are being rapidly developed all over the world,” said Thorsten Robrecht, head of advanced mobile networks at Nokia. “Nokia has the expertise and innovation strength to set up the necessary ecosystems, and believes firmly in open collaboration with partners to build future applications across industries.”
The Comarch M2M platform has been implemented by major European mobile operators, including the Telekom Austria Group. It is recommended in numerous reports by analyst companies, such as Berg Insight and Gartner, and received the Pipeline Innovation Award for Innovation in Connectivity in 2013.