Nokia and StarHub partner on Singapore IoT services
December 12, 2017
Nokia is collaborating with telco StarHub to spearhead IoT ecosystem development in Singapore. The two companies aim to offer commercial IoT services to customers early next year.
The memorandum of understanding between the Finnish company and StarHub will see them jointly drive IoT momentum in Singapore.
The two companies plan to develop IoT use cases and applications in the areas of connected living, connected vehicles and connected buildings, with plans to offer commercial services to customers in the first quarter of 2018. The alliance aims to enable easier and more rapid development of IoT services that will help enterprises discover and capitalise on smart nation opportunities and capabilities to propel their business.
"A large component of Singapore's smart nation initiative involves the deployment of IoT devices in the environment, including in the home, along streets and in parks, and in offices,” said Chong Yoke Sin, chief of StarHub’s enterprise business group. “The granular data derived from these sensors will allow enterprise customers to understand and gain insights from their customers, improving operational efficiencies and aid in long-term planning. We will leverage Nokia's IoT technology to help address urban challenges faced by our government and commercial customers. We also look forward to building viable business models on this nascent technology."
Nokia will support StarHub and its partners in the development of use cases such as for smart parking, environmental sensors and video analytics. Nokia will also help StarHub promote the benefits of IoT technology through various activities, including developer outreach programmes and participation in IoT-related events.
"We are honoured to be working with StarHub to help maximise the gains from the vast potential of IoT,” said Nicolas Bouverot, head of the Asia south market unit at Nokia. “We are committed to supporting service providers in IoT to gain new customers and add new revenue streams. Nokia is at the forefront of the evolution of IoT, and our insights will enable StarHub to build and deploy high-value services and business models."
Nokia Bell Labs will provide added consultancy services to StarHub and its enterprise customers to accelerate Singapore's IoT market momentum.