Nokia Brings 5G IoT capabilities To WING

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  • Nokia said that WING will help operators capture early IoT market share without having to make investments in infrastructure
  • Network slicing can be introduced with WING’s cloud-native architecture

Nokia has announced that it is evolving it’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) managed service with 5G and edge capabilities. This upgrade will help to offer 5G IoT services without investing in global infrastructure.

Nokia said that WING will help operators capture early IoT market share without having to make investments in infrastructure. This will be made possible due to a pay-as-you-go business model that will allow the scaling of 5G IoT services faster and cost-effective.

Network slicing

Ankur Bhan, head of Nokia WING Business at Nokia, said, “The innovative Nokia WING infrastructure offers superior IoT service experience through global network presence, unified orchestration and consistent service level agreements to operators’ enterprise customers. We have now upgraded WING’s global architecture to 5G to further help operators to monetize IoT opportunities faster and cost-effectively in the 5G era. We are actively working with operators, who have a global enterprise customer base and need to address their increasing needs for secure, low-latency IoT use cases across geographical borders.”

Nokia WING allows the user plane functions to be separated and extended to the far network edge or to enterprise premises. This ensures ultra-low latency. The distributed WING infrastructure can be enhanced with Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) technology. This improves the ability to support compute-intensive IoT services like AR/VR maintenance, and cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) use cases. Network slicing can be introduced with WING’s cloud-native architecture.

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