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A worldwide IoT grid – Nokia’s ambitious promise may ruffle MNO feathers

Last week it was IMPACT, now it’s WING – Nokia is rolling out the platforms, and the acronyms, which it hopes will deliver it a controlling role in the Internet of Things (IoT), however that evolves. While IMPACT, which Nokia extended last week, enables enterprises and service providers to manage their own IoT networks and services, WING allows them to outsource that to Nokia itself. Billing it as a “worldwide IoT network grid”, the Finnish firm is making its most aggressive move to fulfil its promise to move into business ‘adjacencies’, to restart growth and offset tough pressures in its core network equipment business. That entails becoming a company driven by software and services, and it is very clear that…

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