Equinix became a strategic supplier for Nokia‘s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) managed service. Nokia WING allows operators without an IoT footprint to gain fast entry to the IoT market or to help operators expand an existing IoT business. With this collaboration, Equinix data centers provide Nokia with critical interconnection to mobile, IoT, and cloud ecosystems.
To support Nokia’s efforts to manage IoT-related data analysis on a global basis
Nokia WING will support markets across the globe in areas such as IoT data traffic and device density, local regulatory environments (such as GDPR), with Platform Equinix. In addition to this, 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.
Jim Poole, Vice President of Equinix, said,
“Nokia needed access to multiple markets and ecosystems to connect to NSPs and enterprises who want a play in the IoT space. By directly connecting to Nokia WING, mobile network operators can capture business value across IoT, AI and security, with a connectivity strategy to support business transformation.”
Platform Equinix that has access to nearly 10,000 businesses around the world in rich vertical ecosystems, including more than 1,800 networks, 2,900 cloud and IT service providers and 3,000 enterprises supports Nokia WING’s focus on providing access to nine vertical markets (connected car, healthcare, logistics and transport, smart cities, utilities, connected agriculture, connected retail, smart home and building, connected industry).