PLDT Group, Nokia Seek To Help Build IoT-Enabled Industries


SMART Communications and the enterprise business arm of PLDT, Inc. have teamed up with multinational telecommunications company Nokia Corp. for an IoT platform aimed at accelerating the digital transformation of businesses in the country.

The new partners said they have teamed up to introduce a powerful solution that will transform the way IoT applications are deployed and managed in the country.
The company said the move is expected to allow businesses “to accelerate their digital transformation goals and provide next-level customer experience beyond just connectivity.”

“A first in the Philippines, the Smart IoT Platform, powered by Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) will further enhance businesses to have full real-time visibility and control to up to hundreds of thousands of connected devices,” reads a comany statement.

The IoT platform allows businesses to “effectively oversee to automate the connectivity and usage” of their mobile assets. PLDT said the objectives are to ensure optimum performance and increase operational efficiency.

The PLDT-Nokia partnership this year is focused on seeking to help build IoT-enabled industries. They intend to provide business solutions for the efficient management of interconnected devices.

“We put this vision forward with the Philippines’ first localised IoT offer, and we believe that this will ultimately pave the way for the Philippines’ transformation to a nation of smart cities,” said Hernandez, head of PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups.