HPE, Nokia team in IoT partnership

James Pearce
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Collaboration will see Nokia and Hewlett Packard Enterprise jointly market and sell IoT solutions for industrial and smart city segments

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has expanded its partnership with Nokia to develop the Internet of Things products for smart city and manufacturing customers.

HPE said it will launch initial IoT offerings in early 2017, with the companies jointly marketing and selling solutions for the industrial and manufacturing sectors.

Research from analysts Markets and Markets claims the IoT market for smart cities and manufacturing will reach $161 billion in value by 2020.

HPE and Nokia already have 25 end-to-end deals with enterprise and service providers, and more than 30 proof-of-concepts, as part of an existing collaboration.

"The addition of Nokia to the HPE IoT partner ecosystem will bring broader choice and market leading technologies to our joint customers," said Antonio Neri, executive vice president and head of HPE’s Enterprise Group. "HPE and Nokia have a long history of innovation that will help our customers through their journey of digitization.”

The new solutions will focus on connectivity, compute technologies, core networking, and data aggregation, the companies said.

The partnership will see Nokia join HPE’s IoT programme, while HPE will also become a member of Nokia’s IoT Community programme.

Kathrin Buvac, Chief Strategy Officer at Nokia, said: “HPE’s market presence offers Nokia expedited and increased access to the enterprise market and target verticals along with a complimentary portfolio of products and services.”