PLDT partners with Nokia to provide next generation of Internet of Things services

PLDT Inc., through PLDT Enterprise and Smart Communications. Inc., has tapped long-time partner Nokia to provide next generation Internet of Things (IoT) services for its customers.

Under the partnership,  Smart and Nokia intend to build the “Smart IoT Platform” – the first of its kind for enterprises in the Philippines. 

This platform aims to help businesses easily deploy IoT services and solutions to manage their connected devices for growth opportunities in the future. 

“IoT is a technological revolution with immense potential in improving the way we do things, and we are finalizing a partnership with Nokia to fortify our initiatives in this space. With Smart’s proven robust network and Nokia’s Global IoT ecosystem, this strategic partnership aims to simplify IoT deployment at scale,”  Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT president &  chief executive and SVP & Head for PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups.

 “Our aim is to further complement PLDT Enterprise’s already extensive solutions portfolio with the launch of this platform,” he added. 

With its newfound capability, PLDT Enterprise intends to scale its current LTE based IoT offerings. This platform will also enable their customers, to explore and deploy 5G based IoT solutions, on Smart’s 5G network — which is on a fully automated, software-defined network, launched earlier this year. 

These IoT solutions will be fully ready by 2021 but PLDT is already in discussions with enterprise clients that intend to utilize IoT technology for their operations.

PLDT Enterprise and Nokia executives will introduce the Smart IoT Platform in time for the PLDT group’s upcoming Philippine Digital Convention (PH Digicon) 2020 on October 28-30, the first all-virtual event featuring key technology industry leaders with more than 10,000 expected global attendees.

“We recognize the great value potential of IoT. In 2025, the projected value creation potential is at US$3.7 Tn/year for factories, US$1.7 Tn/year for smart cities, and US$1.6 Tn/year for humans. With Nokia WING, we will continue to drive the adoption of next-generation technologies, providing our customers with not only connectivity but solutions to maximize their IoT potential,” said Andrew Cope, Country Manager for Nokia Philippines.

PH Digicon 2020 will introduce the latest industry 5.0 solutions to delegates and customers. The Industry 5.0 Breakout Session will cover enterprises’ need for a seamless, automated and zero-touch client experience. It will also tackle the co-existence of man and machine, and how this collaboration affects the ever-evolving digital world.

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