Microsoft Partners with Nokia to Accelerate Innovation in AI, IoT, Cloud

  • In 2016, Microsoft sold the Nokia smartphone business for $350 million to HMD Global
  • The partnership aims to accelerate digital transformation journey towards Industry 4.0 claims Nokia

Microsoft has entered into a strategic collaboration with Nokia to accelerate transformation and innovation across industries with Cloud, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT). The collaboration aims to use together Microsoft cloud solutions and Nokia’s expertise in mission-critical networking to help enterprises and communications service providers (CSPs) transform their businesses.

Jason Zander, executive vice president, Microsoft Azure said, “Bringing together Microsoft’s expertise in intelligent cloud solutions and Nokia’s strength in building business and mission-critical networks will unlock new connectivity and automation scenarios.”

Digital transformation journey towards Industry 4.0

The Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (Nokia DAC) 5G-ready industrial-grade private wireless broadband solution with on-premise Azure elements will enable a wide variety of secure industrial automation solutions says Nokia. British Telecom is the first global communications service provider that will offer enterprise customers a managed service that integrates Microsoft Azure cloud and Nokia Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) solutions. Enterprises will be able to use Azure Internet of Things (IoT) central and partner solutions for implementation of their IoT applications together with Nokia’s IoT connectivity solutions claims Microsoft.

Kathrin Buvac, president of Nokia Enterprise and chief strategy officer added, “Together, we will accelerate the digital transformation journey towards Industry 4.0, driving economic growth and productivity for both enterprises and service providers.”