Nokia Networks kick-starts industry collaboration to enable the programmable world
- Identifies need for standard IoT systems to create an open market that maximizes the business opportunity for all
- Calls for key players to work together on open interfaces and standard-based interoperability
Espoo, Finland – 5 November 2015
Nokia Networks is igniting the development of comprehensive standards for the Internet of Things (IoT) as part of the company’s drive to create the programmable world. The move from IoT silo solutions to system-of-systems interoperability based on common standards and open interfaces will be as crucial, just as it was to trigger the worldwide success of mobile broadband. Nokia Networks calls for operators, research organizations, communications vendors and other key industry players to explore business models, identify technology requirements and recommend a framework for standards for the end-to-end deployment of IoT in areas like connected mobility, smart city or public safety.
While the 3GPP is standardizing cellular-based wide area IoT connectivity and several technologies exist for standardized short-range communications, standards for the raft of other technologies needed for IoT are missing. Areas such as applications enablement, analytics, security, location mapping, indoor positioning and smart sensors are all highly proprietary, which does not support interoperability.
This standardization work needs to be extended to create open interfaces that will help all stakeholders to realize the full business potential of the IoT opportunity. Common standards and open interfaces will also help avoid potential market fragmentation caused by the deployment of individual proprietary solutions.
- Nokia, Ericsson and Intel Corporation recently announced their support for Narrow-Band Long-Term Evolution (NB-LTE) as an effective wireless connectivity solution for IoT.
- The new Nokia AirFrame Data Center Solution* provides an open platform for merging telco, IT and IoT applications.
- Nokia Networks spearheaded Mobile Edge Computing** with its Liquid Applications solution, which is currently being standardized within ETSI ISG MEC.
- Nokia Networks’ partner selection for IoT platforms focuses on vendors who commit to open standards and interfaces.
- KT, one of South Korea’s leading operators, and Nokia Networks recently agreed to set up South Korea’s first IoT lab to provide IoT-related technical expertise and knowledge to small and medium-sized partner companies.
- The Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2015 focuses on IoT and offers the brightest innovators an opportunity to collaborate with the company on game-changing ideas to shape the future of the IoT industry.
Brian Partridge, Vice President 451 Research Mobility team, said: “In mobile communications the use of standards ensures we enjoy seamless interworking between multivendor network components and different operator networks. For future IoT systems, multiple applications from various vendors must work in concert, connected and integrated in the Cloud and at the network edge. Breaking the cycle of building proprietary IoT application silos in market after market will require more adoption of common standards and frameworks with open interfaces to achieve seamless interoperability. In helping to drive the transition from IoT silos to IoT systems we applaud the efforts of Nokia to bring together the relevant ecosystems in key IoT markets.”
Kathrin Buvac, Vice President, Strategy, Nokia Networks, said: “Our vision for the Internet of Things is to be as globally interoperable as today’s cellular communications. We believe in open standards and interfaces. We are keen to see the IoT being developed for everyone, because of all the possibilities it offers to simplify people’s lives and make industries more efficient. Imagine if we could help people to gain time, to make people’s lives safer and to provide better services with the help of IoT. There is no reason why these goals cannot be achieved simultaneously, and we believe Nokia Networks has the relevant know-how to succeed.”
Bluetooth Low Energy was invented by Nokia as a low power, low cost wireless technology and launched to the market under the name Wibree in 2006. The technology formed the foundation for the main Bluetooth standard with the adoption of the Bluetooth Core Specification Version 4.0 in 2010. Bluetooth Low Energy short-range communications can operate for months or years using a small button cell.
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* Nokia AirFrame Data Center Solution is an industry-first that combines IT best practice with the stringent needs of the telco domain, utilizing centralized and distributed resources capabilities to deliver telco networking and service delivery, including 5G.
** Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) places useful information right at the edge of networks, at the point where objects connect to it. Nokia Liquid Applications MEC capabilities turn the base station into an intelligent node that delivers data and processing locally and immediately to support IoT use cases such as connected cars.