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Nokia and Tele2 sign five-year IoT deal

Steve Rogerson
February 21, 2018



Nokia and Tele2 IoT have signed a five-year agreement to enable the delivery of IoT services to Tele2 enterprise customers based on Nokia's Wing worldwide IoT network grid.
 
Wing will allow Tele2 IoT to provide complete IoT services to its enterprise customers in fields including transport, healthcare, smart city and utilities to manage their connectivity needs and assets, such as connected cars or connected freight containers, around the globe.
 
Access to a worldwide IoT network enables Tele2 IoT's enterprise customers to benefit from low latency, regulatory compliance, enterprise on-boarding and round-the-clock troubleshooting offered as a managed service.
 
Wing is a one-stop-shop IoT managed service that includes a pre-integrated global IoT core network, connectivity management as well as dedicated IoT operations, billing, security and data analytics, along with an application ecosystem.
 
"Nokia Wing will enable Tele2 IoT to offer its enterprise customers a global service with flexible control, low latency and high levels of efficiency and enterprise automation,” said Ankur Bhan, head of Wing at Nokia. “Together we will work on enabling new IoT solutions that can be adopted in various industries to deliver seamless, reliable and efficient processes to help businesses run more intelligently."
 
The scope of the agreement also includes the collaboration and partnership on various technologies such as 5G, NB-IoT, LTE-M, SIM management and analytics to accelerate the global IoT ecosystem.
 
"Nokia Wing is a unique concept for worldwide IoT enablement which will allow us to serve our enterprise customers better and differentiate our offering on a global scale,” said Rami Avidan, CEO of Tele2 IoT. “We are excited about the prospect of helping our customers to easily deploy IoT services, driving new revenue growth opportunities."
 
Wing has been nominated for a Global Mobile Award for next week’s Mobile World Congress in the Best Mobile Network Infrastructure. In 2017, it was recognised as the winner in IoT leadership at the Tech XLR8 Awards and won the Global Telecoms' highly commended award in the category IoT Initiative of the Year.