Nokia – the Finnish multinational telecommunications and information technology company – has signed a contract with leading telecommunications service provider Hutchison 3 Indonesia (3ID) at the headquarter office in Espoo, Finland.
The agreement is to provide IoT (Internet of Things) coverage to enterprises in Indonesia. Utilising the fully virtualised Nokia Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) managed service offer, 3ID and its Indonesian enterprise customers across various industries will be able to integrate fast, reliable and affordable end-to-end IoT solutions into their daily basis.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.
As the Indonesian government setting out their vision to become a regional technology hub in Southeast Asia by 2020. Indonesia has been working towards “Making Industry 4.0” provides a roadmap for major innovations in the digital technology economy, aiming to increase the global competitiveness and productivity of Indonesian businesses.
“The Nokia WING service will help us unlock the potential of IoT for our enterprise customers.” Danny Buldansyah, Vice President Director, Hutchison 3 Indonesia described.
“Indonesia has ambitions to be the economic powerhouse of Southeast Asia and our ability to provide IoT to a broad range of key sectors means businesses across the country can compete on the global stage.”
The Nokia deal will enable 3ID to play a key role in this process, whilst also building up a substantial enterprise business as a new revenue stream.
3ID will be able to leverage new business models to address opportunities in various industries – with pre-packaged offer solutions available for agriculture, livestock management, asset management and logistics. 3ID will also be able to cooperate with other WING operators around the world to better provide the delivery of IoT services for global enterprises in Indonesia, as well as benefits from IoT services originating from other WING operators and carried on the 3ID network.
“As more operators realise the unique opportunity IoT brings to win new enterprise customers, Nokia WING continues to advance their prospects. Ankur Bhan, Head of Nokia WING said.
“Hutchison 3 Indonesia will now be equipped to provide end-to-end solutions for its enterprise customers and solve their IoT related needs with faster time to market. Ultimately WING is unlocking new enterprise partners and revenue streams for Hutchison 3 Indonesia and we look forward to supporting them on this exciting journey.”