AT&T and Nokia have joined forces to provide Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity globally. Both, AT&T and Nokia will develop, test and launch the next generation of IoT services. They’ll cover a wide range of industries including transportation, health, manufacturing, retail, agriculture, utilities, consumer electronics and smart cities.
Using Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) AT&T’s enterprise customers will benefit from Nokia’s global IoT ecosystem consisting of core network, dedicated IoT operations, billing, security, data analytics, and more.
Commercial deployment starts later this year. WING’s core network assets are expected to be available in more than 20 countries across Europe, Asia, North America, South America, and the Middle East by the first quarter of 2020. The collaboration will help set the stage for the evolution to global 5G.
Together the companies can help enterprise customers, meet local regulatory requirements for IoT devices. They will also help the customers address specific business requirements through capabilities like 5G network slicing that allows a single network to be partitioned into multiple networks.