Nokia collaborates with Equinix for global IoT network

Nokia is collaborating with data infrastructure provider Equinix to power its worldwide Internet of Things (IoT) Network Grid (WING).

The collaboration will see Equinix join Nokia’s WING managed service as a strategic supplier, in a collaboration which aims to bring next-generation edge architectures
and services to market.

As part of the agreement, Equinix data centres will provide Nokia with critical interconnection to mobile, IoT and cloud ecosystems.

WING allows operators without an IoT footprint to gain fast entry to the market or to help operators expand an existing IoT business.

Equinix data centres will be used to deploy both core and edge nodes to support mobile, IoT and cloud connectivity at global scale and support markets across the
globe in areas such as IoT data traffic and device density, as well as local regulatory environments such as GDPR.

Additionally, Nokia and Equinix are exploring edge architectures and deployment models that can improve the performance of use cases relating to cloud computing,
artificial intelligence, machine learning and IoT.

The tie-up comes as Nokia prepares for the rapid proliferation of data around the world, which will increase demand for localised data collection and analysis across
cities and countries.

Faster, lower latency infrastructures will provide the required gigabit speed and the ability to connect and collect data from billions of IoT devices.

Ankur Bhan, head of WING at Nokia, said: “Nokia WING offers a superior IoT service experience for operators through global network presence, unified orchestration
and consistent service level agreements.

He added: "This deal will support our efforts to manage IoT-related data analysis on a global basis.”

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