To expand its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio and IoT analytics capabilities, and accelerate the development of new IoT applications for key vertical markets, Nokia has acquired SpaceTime Insight.
SpaceTime Insight provides machine learning-powered analytics and IoT applications for some of the world’s largest transportation, energy and utilities organizations, including Entergy, FedEx, NextEra Energy, Singapore Power and Union Pacific Railroad. Its machine learning models and other advanced analytics, designed specifically for asset-intensive industries, predict asset health with a high degree of accuracy and optimize related operations. As a result, SpaceTime Insight’s applications help customers reduce cost and risk, increase operational efficiencies, reduce service outages and more.
Bhaskar Gorti, President of Nokia Software, said, “Adding SpaceTime to Nokia Software is a strong step forward in our strategy, and will help us deliver a new class of intelligent solutions to meet the demands of an increasingly interconnected world. Together, we can empower customers to realize the full value of their people, processes and assets, and enable them to deliver rich, world-class digital experiences.”Read More
Nokia has announced the appointment of Sanjay Goel as President of Global Services and member of the Group Leadership Team (GLT) from April 1, 2018. Goel will report to Nokia President and Chief Executive Officer, Rajeev Suri. Igor Leprince, who previously held the Global Services position, will support Goel during a transition period and then leave Nokia to pursue opportunities outside the company.
“I want to thank Igor for his contributions to Nokia. I warmly welcome Sanjay to the GLT, and look forward to working together to further strengthen Global Services,” said Rajeev Suri.
Goel was most recently head of Global Services Sales. He brings with him the experience of senior leadership roles in Services over the last ten years at Nokia. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with a specialization in Electronics and Communications from the Manipal Institute of Technology in India….Read More
Nokia and UAE-based telecommunications service provider du, used Nokia AirScale Radio Access to showcase 360 degree virtual reality (VR) video streaming for the first time in the Middle East at GITEX 2016 in Dubai.
In the demonstration, 3D 360 VR content created with the Nokia OZO VR camera was streamed to head-mounted displays using Nokia 5G-ready network, delivering a fully immersive VR experience for attendees. This demonstration is yet another milestone for du on its path to 5G technology and taking 5G beyond speed and connectivity by demonstrating real 5G use cases.
The demonstration at GITEX 2016 used the 5G-ready Nokia AirScale Radio Access on the 4.5 GHz frequency. Using a large bandwidth of 400 MHz and Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology, which utilizes multiple antennas to transmit and receive, Nokia AirScale can offer enhanced capacity and speeds. This enables du to offer a superior broadband experience to end users….Read More
Nokia has planned to bring Nokia brand back to the mobile phone and tablet markets on a global basis. The company has signed a strategic brand and intellectual property licensing agreement enabling HMD to create Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets for the next ten years. Under the agreement, Nokia Technologies will receive royalty payments from HMD for sales of Nokia-branded mobile products, covering both brand and intellectual property rights.
HMD has been founded to provide a focussed, independent home for a full range of Nokia-branded feature phones, smartphones and tablets. Also, HMD has conditionally agreed to acquire rights from Microsoft to use the Nokia brand on feature phones, and certain related design rights. The Microsoft transaction is expected to close in H2 2016. Together, these agreements would make HMD the sole global licensee for all types of Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets. HMD intends to invest over US$500 million over the next three years to support the global marketing of Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets, funded via its investors and profits from the acquired feature phone business….Read More
Capgemini has announced that it has secured a multimillion euro contract extension from Nokia. The additional three-year agreement will see Capgemini continuing to optimize Nokia’s order management operations worldwide. The contract extension is a testament to Capgemini’s expertise in telecommunications and supply chain Business Process Outsourcing.
Capgemini has had a longstanding relationship with Nokia since 2010. The contract, which was due to expire in 2017, has now been extended to 2020, further strengthening the alliance, where Capgemini will continue to provide customer order management services, including preparation for delivery, distribution and customer invoicing to Nokia throughout its global network.
Christopher Stancombe, CEO Business Process Outsourcing, Capgemini and Member of the Group Executive Committee, said, “We are delighted with the contract renewal with Nokia, one of our key Business Process Outsourcing customers globally. We have a strong relationship with Nokia and are proud to be providing them with world-class Supply Chain Business Process Outsourcing services to help drive and enhance Nokia’s business productivity and growth.” See more
Bringing new functionality and improvements to its Asha range of devices, Nokia has rolled out a new software update, platform 1.4, for its Asha touchscreen phones. The new firmware offers several improved features such as MixRadio (an enhanced music application), a better camera, OneDrive access and a more social and updated Fastlane. The update is available for Asha 230, Asha 500, Asha 501, Asha 502 and Asha 503.
The latest Asha software update brings Nokia’s MixRadio, the free and personalized music streaming service. For those without access to data connection on the move, Nokia MixRadio will even allow users to listen to music offline. Nokia MixRadio is available on Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 devices. Nokia is also offering 7GB of free storage on Microsoft’s OneDrive and it is possible to automatically or manually transfer digital content to the cloud directly from the phone.
The software updates include innovative additions to the camera app, with a voice-guided selfie feature and panorama mode; a power save mode for battery durability; performance improvements; improved video stabilization and parental control for the browser and Nokia Store access………See More
Intending to provide customers with information on latest exchange rates, offers and updates from their region on their phones, UAE Exchange, in association with Nokia and Asgatech, technology partner of UAE Exchange, has launched its exclusive mobile application. It is integrated with Nokia’s HERE maps and HERE Drive. Users of the app will also be able to find branches on the map and use the voice-guided navigation that comes on Nokia Lumia smart phones.
Y. Sudhir Kumar Shetty, COO – Global Operations, UAE Exchange, said, “Through this initiative of going mobile, we have reached another milestone in our efforts to be easily accessible to our customers. We are glad that we partnered with Nokia to make this dream, a reality. We are working on improving the app with transactional features, which will enable our customers to send money right from their phones.”
Praveen Prabhakaran, Head of Developer Experience – MENA, Nokia, said, “We are, indeed, very happy to partner with UAE Exchange, which is known for its innovative edge and technology leadership. Our shared vision to bring the best services and innovation to our consumers was instrumental in bringing this project to life. We look forward to further innovating together and continue spearheading unique mobile services and apps that will delight our consumers in the region.”
The app will be available across all locations, where UAE Exchange has operations…….See More