PLDT Enterprise, Smart, and Nokia teamed up to introduce a powerful solution that will transform the way Internet of Things (IoT) applications are deployed and managed in the country, allowing businesses to accelerate their digital transformation goals and provide next-level customer experience beyond just connectivity.

A first in the Philippines, the Smart IoT Platform, powered by Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) will further enhance businesses to have full real-time visibility and control to up to hundreds of thousands of connected devices. With a simple-to use web interface and APIs, enterprises will be able to effectively oversee to automate the connectivity and usage of their mobile assets to ensure optimum performance, increasing operational efficiency.

Nokia has been a longstanding systems and network partner of the PLDT Group. In 2016, they showcased the capabilities of 5G (fifth generation) with the speed of 2.5 Gigabits per second (Gbps) and latency of one millisecond – a first time showcase of such advanced technology in the Philippines.

This has then opened vast opportunities for IoT applications in industries, including the pilot deployment of Smart 5G wireless broadband technologies in schools and universities as part of PLDT’s drive to build a complete 5G ecosystem.

This year, the partnership is seeking to help build IoT-enabled e-industries by providing relevant business solutions for more efficient management of interconnected devices at scale. “We put this vision forward with the Philippines’ first localized IoT offer and we believe that this will ultimately pave the way for the Philippines’ transformation to a nation of smart cities,” Hernandez noted.

The Smart IoT Platform will be made commercially available very soon.

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