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AT&T’s sign-up to Nokia’s key IoT initiative, WING, is a strong endorsement for the service

Michele Mackenzie Principal Analyst, Research
Tom Rebbeck Research Director, Operator business services and IoT

"The deal is a significant, and somewhat surprising, endorsement of WING by a Tier 1 operator."

Nokia announced that AT&T is the third customer of its IoT solution WING on 7 June 2018, following previously announced deals with Tele2 and the Japanese MVNO Marubeni. The latest announcement is an important endorsement of the WING proposition as a solution for large Tier 1 carriers.

This article analyses how the WING proposition could strengthen AT&T’s international IoT business, especially in the automotive sector, and outlines some of the implications for the global IoT connectivity market.