Optus targets mining with Nokia IoT platform

Australian telecommunications company Optus plans to target the mining sector among other industries following a deal with Finland’s Nokia to use its internet of things platform.
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Alliance with Nokia will standardise and streamline IoT devices

Optus will use Nokia's IMPACT IoT platform to provide device management and data collection capabilities for its mining clients.

Nokia has said its IMPACT platform can be used to provide access to Narrow Band-IoT device data, from low power devices, and remote device management at scale.

Anticipated industry applications include waste management, supply chain optimisation, logistics management and scene analytics for improved safety and security.  

"Our strategic alliance with Nokia will standardise and streamline IoT devices under one platform," said Deon Liebenberg, vice president of product innovation at Optus Business.

"The combined power of Optus' premium IoT network with Nokia's state-of-the-art IoT platform, will deliver customers the flexibility to consume this innovative, carrier-agnostic solution as software as a service, platform as a service, or connectivity as a service."

Anna Wills, head of Oceania at Nokia, said: "By working with Optus, Nokia can bring to bear its pan-industry experience across these asset-intensive industries. ...  We believe this agreement with Optus will help more companies build greater resilience into their operations."