Nokia has recently partnered with Hutchison 3 Indonesia (3ID) to provide IoT coverage to enterprises in Indonesia. The two companies agreed to use the fully virtualised Nokia Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) managed service offering to enable enterprise customers across various industries to launch end-to-end IoT solutions quickly and reliably, without hurting the pocket.
“The Nokia WING service will help us unlock the potential of IoT for our enterprise customers,” said
Danny Buldansyah, vice president and director, Hutchison 3 Indonesia, said. “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.”
Enterprise customers will be able to manage their IoT devices real-time, using the cloudified IoT core network, a single global connectivity management platform and 24/7 IoT command center capabilities. This will enable agile and secure operations, comprehensive service level agreements, whilst providing real-time insights, allowing enterprise customers to manage and adjust the connectivity according to their specific needs.
Helping Indonesia achieve Industry 4.0
The contract between Nokia and 3ID follows the Indonesian government setting out its vision to become a regional technology hub in Southeast Asia by 2020.
The country’s “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 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 benefitting 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,” said Ankur Bhan, head of Nokia WING.
He added: “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.”