To help network operators and enterprises develop new IoT revenue streams at MWC
At upcoming Mobile World Congress 2016, Nokia is demonstrating how its Internet of Things (IoT) related end to end capabilities support operators and enterprises in addressing the numerous use cases and business models of the rapidly developing IoT market.
The company combines its network infrastructure with secure IoT connectivity, distributed cloud, as well as IoT platforms with applications and analytics, while its IoT services complement this with expertise to design, integrate and customise the IoT solutions, claimed Nokia.
Nokia’s demonstrations show how IoT will open up opportunities in connected mobility, smart cities, public safety and healthcare, the connected home, and many other areas. For operators, Nokia’s complete portfolio simplifies the management of IoT connections and the development of IoT applications.
The business’ IoT Community is designed to engage organisations from multiple industries in collaborating on new business models for IoT use cases. The Community aims to validate these models and expand Nokia’s IoT partner ecosystem for radio and device certification with leading device and application vendors, to accelerate the delivery of IoT solutions and create more business value.
Nokia supports all three 3GPP IoT radio technologies to meet the varying connection requirements of different applications. The three complementary technologies to enhance GSM and LTE radio networks for IoT connectivity are: NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) increases the coverage of LTE networks seven-fold and simplifies modems by 85% to support low data volume IoT applications over a wide area; providing the same coverage and modem simplification benefits as NB-IoT, Extended Coverage GSM (EC-GSM) addresses IoT markets in regions where LTE deployments are not widespread; and Enhanced Machine Type Communications (eMTC) complements NB-IoT by addressing demanding IoT applications with low to mid-volume data use of up to about 1Mbps. The technology also simplifies modems by about 80%.
These technologies help provide low cost connectivity, improve indoor and rural coverage and increase IoT device battery life significantly to support remote sensors and meters.
Kathrin Buvac, chief strategy officer at Nokia, said: “Nokia, together with an ecosystem of trusted partners, is now expanding the human possibilities of technology to domains of connected mobility with cars and drones, connected cities with smart parking, connected homes with residential gateways, connected healthcare, virtual and augmented reality, public safety and many more areas.
“Our broad suite of IoT solutions, ranging from vertical applications, cloud platforms, network connectivity and services, is at the heart of digitalising industries,” she added. “We help both our operator and enterprise customers capture value from those use cases. Additionally, Nokia is innovating new business models that help our customers prepare for the massive amount of devices, sensors and connections, and business value that the Internet of Things will bring.”