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HMD Global announces IoT partnerships for businesses

Saf Malik
June 15, 2021

Partnerships will provide global 5G connectivity, “unmatched security”, and “trusted innovation for enterprises”

HMD Global has today announced two strategic collaborations which will enhance its IoT offerings to businesses. 

The company has announced it will work with Nokia and global IT consulting firm CGI to provide global 5G connectivity, “unmatched security”, and “trusted innovation for enterprises”. 

As part of the partnership with Nokia, HMD Global’s enterprise connectivity solutions will now be underpinned by the Nokia WING (Worldwide IoT Network Grid) technology. 

Nokia Wing is a connectivity service that allows operators and IoT MVNOs to support their enterprise customers with IoT connectivity and management on a global scale that works across all borders, networks, and use cases. 

HMD Global and Nokia will combine to offer businesses a trusted and future-proof technology backbone for IoT use cases as they grow and scale.

HMD Global’s vice president of services Janne Lehtosalo said: “Through working with our enterprise customers, we have seen a rapidly increasing demand for 5G-enabled IoT and global connectivity solutions.

“That is why we are proud to be collaborating with two global leaders, Nokia and CGI, who both share our values.

“Together, we can bring even more innovative and secure solutions to the market and empower enterprises to achieve their business goals.”

Connect Pro 

HMD Connect Pro allows businesses to manage up to tens of thousands of connected devices through a management portal. 

Businesses will get real-time visibility into the status of all connected devices and IoT assets, manage SIM lifecycles, and ensure they are secure at all times. 

Nokia’s head of network function as a service Ankur Bhan said: “Working with HMD Global we will provide a superior worldwide IoT network presence for a consistent level of customer support. 

“The HMD Pro service will leverage an ever-growing connectivity ecosystem. Nokia WING provides a borderless connected world for IoT reducing complexity for enterprises and allowing them the highest level of control over their assets wherever they are.” 

CGI partnership 

CGI will offer HMD Global’s enterprise offerings, including HMD Connect Pro, HMD Enable Pro, and smartphone hardware as part of CGI´s end-to-end services portfolio to its clients.

CGI offers its clients insights into system integration and enablement, along with data analytics and cloud technology. 

The partnership will also integrate CGI’s innovative offerings into HMD’s existing portfolio of enterprise products. 

CGI Finland vice president of advanced analytics solutions Markus Olenius said: “We have witnessed the increased use of advanced analytics in all industries. In recent years, analytics and artificial intelligence have become central to advancing enterprises’ business strategies. 

“We have supported the growth of HMD’s business and the positive customer experience of Nokia phone users through analytics. 

“Through this agreement, we will further support their integration projects end to end – including on-premise and cloud technologies, application development, data analytics and security services – which will further benefit all of HMD’s customers.” 

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