The two companies plan to develop new IoT use cases and applications in the areas of connected living, connected vehicles and connected buildings, with plans to offer commercial services to customers the first quarter of 2018. The alliance between Nokia and StarHub to enable easier and more rapid development of IoT services will help enterprises discover and capitalize on Smart Nation opportunities and capabilities to propel their business.
Nokia will support StarHub and its partners in the development of use cases such as for smart parking, environmental sensors and video analytics. Nokia will also help StarHub promote the benefits of IoT technology through various activities, including developer outreach programs and participation in IoT-related events. Nokia Bell Labs will provide added consultancy services to StarHub and its enterprise customers to accelerate Singapore’s IoT market momentum.
“A large component of Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative involves the deployment of IoT devices in the environment, including in the home, along streets and in parks, and in offices. The granular data derived from these sensors will allow enterprise customers to understand and gain insights from their customers, improving operational efficiencies and aid in long-term planning. We will leverage Nokia’s IoT technology to help address urban challenges faced by our government and commercial customers. We also look forward to building viable business models on this nascent technology, ” said Dr Chong Yoke Sin, Chief, Enterprise Business Group at StarHub.
“We are honored to be working with StarHub to help maximize the gains from the vast potential of IoT. We are committed to supporting service providers in IoT to gain new customers and add new revenue streams. Nokia is at the forefront of the evolution of IoT, and our insights will enable StarHub to build and deploy high-value services and business models,” said Nicolas Bouverot, head of Asia South Market Unit at Nokia.
Nokia Bell Labs expects that the number of IoT connected devices is expected to grow from 1.6 billion in 2014 to between 20 and 46 billion by 2020.
In September Nokia announced it was expanding its Internet of Things (IoT) services offering to help mobile operators enter new IoT market segments or expand their footprint geographically. In addition, the company has complemented its end-to-end validation and testing services with Nokia TestHub, designed to accelerate new technology launches, for example in IoT and the cloud.
The Nokia IMPACT IoT platform has been designed to seize the opportunities our connected world will bring.
With Impact, service providers, enterprises and governments can capture more customers, develop new business models, and differentiate their competitive position in the market.
Impact offers a secure, standards based, simplified IoT platform on which to build and scale new IoT services.
Nokia is today positioning itself as a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. Powered by the innovation of Nokia Bell Labs and Nokia Technologies, the company is at the forefront of creating and licensing the technologies that are increasingly at the heart of our connected lives.