Nokia and Telecom Egypt announced they will build the first cloud infrastructure in Egypt exclusively for Internet of Things services. Telecom Egypt will use Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid, WING as a Service, as the platform to launch IoT services for the enterprise segment later this year.
Nokia WING enables operators like Telecom Egypt to offer IoT services to enterprises on a global scale. Telecom Egypt will be able to tap into the growing IoT market fast and cost-effectively due to the Nokia WING one-stop model, which includes a worldwide IoT Infrastructure-as-a-Service and pay-as-you-grow business model. WING enables Telecom Egypt to provide global IoT service at almost local prices as opposed to more expensive roaming prices.
As part of a Memorandum of Understanding, Nokia and Telecom Egypt will also explore joint marketing initiatives and will work to accelerate the development of an IoT partner ecosystem in the country. A number of IoT use cases drive automation, which will help enterprises cut their operational expenses, enhance productivity and bring new services to market faster.
Telecom Egypt is a telecom operator in Egypt providing telecom services to its customers including fixed and mobile voice and data services. Telecom Egypt has a long history serving Egyptian customers for over 160 years maintaining a position in the Egyptian telecom market by offering its enterprise and consumer customers advanced technology, infrastructure solutions and network of submarine cables.
Adel Hamed, Managing Director and CEO of Telecom Egypt, said: “We are excited to collaborate with Nokia for this IoT initiative. We have worked with Nokia in the past and we are confident that Nokia WING will enable us to bring world-class IoT use cases to our enterprise customers in Egypt and later in the region.”
Ankur Bhan, Head of WING business at Nokia, said: “We are pleased to announce this collaboration with Telecom Egypt to enable next generation of IoT services for Egypt and the African market. Our cloud-native IoT proposition and pay-as-you-grow business model makes it possible for Telecom Egypt to move fast to address the vast IoT market opportunity in Egypt.”
- Nokia and Telecom Egypt will work to accelerate development of an IoT partner ecosystem in the country.
- Nokia WING enables operators to offer IoT services to enterprises on a global scale.
- Nokia WING enables Telecom Egypt to provide global IoT service at almost local prices as opposed to expensive roaming prices.
- IoT use cases drive automation which will help enterprises cut their operational expenses, enhance productivity, bring services to market faster.