They say the new collaboration space will help solve business problems with IoT solutions, foster a European ecosystem and inspire innovation.
AT&T and Nokia are delivering a new Munich-based innovation studio to support the growing global adoption of IoT solutions.
From connected cars and factories to video analytics and future 5G-enabled applications, the space will be used to demonstrate current capabilities and future connected solutions.
The studio shows companies how IoT solutions can solve common business problems. For example, visitors can experience how technology can improve asset management and tracking, as well as offer predictive maintenance for equipment and connected fleets.
Customers can also learn about the latest in connected cars, alongside an interactive experience using augmented reality to bring some of Munich’s most famous landmarks to life.
The studio also provides a place for businesses to meet experts and collaborate on solutions: from design to engineering to product development.
AT&T and Nokia’s intention is to form close bonds with schools, universities and the wider European technology ecosystem to generate ideas for future IoT applications across multiple industries and sectors.
“Some of the world’s largest manufacturers, car makers and financial services companies are located within a few hours of Munich”, said Chris Penrose, Senior Vice President of AT&T’s Advanced Mobility and Enterprise Solutions group.
“Our doors and minds are open to working with customers and the wider European and global developer network to tap into the huge benefits of IoT connectivity.”
“Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) offers AT&T’s enterprise customers the benefits of Nokia’s global IoT ecosystem,” said Sanjay Goel, President of Global Services at Nokia.
“These include core network, dedicated IoT operations, billing, security, data analytics, and more. The collaboration will help set the stage for the evolution to global 5G and network slicing that allows a single network to be partitioned into multiple networks and deliver specific capabilities to certain IoT customers without impacting their entire network.”
The investment builds on both companies’ track records in R&D. Through the Foundry, AT&T works with customers across all industries to build custom solutions from scratch and test applications like drone detection and 5G cloud gaming.
Nokia Bell Labs invented many of the foundational technologies that underpin communications networks and all digital devices and systems.