Nokia has signed a contract with Hutchison 3 Indonesia (3ID) to provide Internet of Things (IoT) coverage to enterprise customers in Indonesia.
Leveraging the vendor’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) managed service offering, 3ID and customers can now launch end-to-end IoT solutions at pace within the local market.
Businesses at the top end of town will also be able to manage IoT devices in real-time, tapping into a cloud-based IoT core network, alongside a single global connectivity management platform and 24/7 IoT command centre capabilities.
“The Nokia WING service will help us unlock the potential of IoT for our enterprise customers,” said Danny Buldansyah, vice president director of Hutchison 3 Indonesia.
“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.”
Delving deeper, the telecommunications giant will be able to use the offering to scale in specific industry sectors, with pre-packaged solutions available for agriculture, livestock management, asset management and logistics.
As part of the deal, 3ID will also be able to cooperate with other WING operators around the world in a move designed to enhance the delivery of IoT services for global enterprises in Indonesia.
“As more operators realise the unique opportunity IoT brings to win new enterprise customers, Nokia WING continues to advance their prospects,” added Ankur Bhan, head of Nokia WING.
“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.”
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.
According to Buldansyah, 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.