Nokia strikes IoT deal with Hutchison 3 in Indonesia

  • Nokia and Hutchison 3 Indonesia (3ID) sign contract to provide IoT coverage to enterprises in Indonesia with Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING)
  • 3ID’s enterprise customers will be able to launch IoT services across various industries faster and more reliably by using the fully virtualized WING infrastructure, offered as a managed service
  • The contract follows the Indonesian government’s plans to make the country a technology hub and use Industry 4.0 to boost the competitiveness of the regional economy

Espoo, Finland – Nokia has signed a contract with leading telecommunications service provider Hutchison 3 Indonesia (3ID) to provide IoT coverage to enterprises in Indonesia. Utilizing the fully virtualized Nokia Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) managed service offer, 3ID and its Indonesian enterprise customers across various industries will be able to launch end-to-end IoT solutions quickly, reliably and affordably.

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. 

The contract 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.

M. Danny Buldansyah, Vice President Director, Hutchison 3 Indonesia, said: “The Nokia WING service will help us unlock the potential of IoT for our enterprise customers. 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.”

Ankur Bhan, Head of Nokia WING, said: “As more operators realize the unique opportunity IoT brings to win new enterprise customers, Nokia WING continues to advance their prospects. 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. Utlimately WING is unlocking new enterprise partners and revenue streams for Hutchison 3 Indonesia and we look forward to supporting them on this exciting journey.”

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