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Nokia partners Bosch CDS on Industrial IoT

William Payne
October 19, 2017

Nokia and Bosch are partnering to develop new solutions and technologies for the industrial IoT. Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions (BCDS), the IoT focused business within the Bosch Group, and Nokia are collaborating to develop new offerings for service providers and enterprises. The partnership will combine smart sensor technology from Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions with Nokia connectivity, IoT platform and services solutions. Focus areas include logistics automation and tracking, environmental control and industrial automation. A combined offering is planned to be commercially available in early 2018

Initial work will focus on asset tracking, predictive maintenance and environmental monitoring use cases, with the companies currently doing several customer trials in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and commercially available solutions expected in early 2018. Nokia will provide its IoT connectivity, IMPACT/Netguard secure IoT Cloud platform and WING for IoT connectivity services using the ecosystem of mobile operators and sensing services. Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions will provide smart connected sensor devices, which enable industrial customers to improve their overall equipment efficiency and safety.

The partnership aims to enable easier and more rapid development of solutions designed for large logistics providers, operators and industrial players.

Laurent Le Gourierrec, head of Strategic Partnerships at Nokia, said: "Bosch is the world's leading smart sensor manufacturer, and we are delighted to have reached a strategic agreement with them. This combination of devices, connectivity and services from two worldwide leaders will allow for the rapid deployment of large-scale, innovative IoT applications."

Dr Markus Lang, chief executive officer at Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions, said: "We are excited to announce this strategic partnership with Nokia. With our companies' complementary offering, Nokia is the perfect partner to build comprehensive IoT business solutions. We strongly believe that collaboration and interoperability are key enablers to scale IoT solutions. This cooperation is a major milestone on the way."