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Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative IoT/M2M Strategy (Vendor)

Nokia
Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) provides global IoT infrastructure as a service, enabling operators to access a larger IoT market and win bigger IoT contracts from multinational enterprise customers such as automotive manufacturers and logistics companies. WING enables operators to offer enterprise customers low latency, global data collection, security and 24/7 connectivity monitoring.

Nokia WING is a full managed service that manages all back-office operations including provisioning, subscription management, data management, data analytics, security, customer care, billing and reporting from central delivery hubs.

With WING, operators shift CAPEX to OPEX, saving around 85% of the costs of deploying and running their own global IoT infrastructure over a five-year period.

Nokia is engaged in talks with the majority (60%) of the top 20 operators, and has publicly announced Tele2 and Marubeni as the initial customers. In addition, six Proofs of Concept are being run and are at different stages of maturity, including projects with AT&T, Vodafone, and Singtel.

Nordic Semiconductor
Nordic Semiconductor claims its nRF91 is significantly smaller, requires lower power, and is more secure than any other cellular IoT module. Sized at 10x16x1mm in size, the nRF91 includes everything a cellular connection and IoT application needs, with the addition of external battery, SIM, and antenna. To achieve this ultra-high integration Nordic partnered with Qorvo to make a System-in-Package (SiP) that more closely resembles an integrated chip than a module. The SiP includes a powerful application processor (Arm Cortex M-33), standard microcontroller peripherals, and enough chip-integrated memory to execute IoT applications locally. The nRF91 provides software tools and development kits with sample applications to help give customers a flying start with sensor-to-cloud IoT applications.

The nRF91 supports up to 15 years of battery operation, depending on application, and employs cellular-IoT-unique, state-of-the-art Arm TrustZone and Arm CryptoCell security for Internet-level encryption and application protection.

Verimatrix
Verimatrix Inc. entered the IoT market in September with Vtegrity, a cloud platform for securing connected devices and services addressing critical security gaps in many current IoT services, both at initial deployment and over the subsequent application lifecycle. Vtegrity provides fundamental elements to secure device software, device communications, and proactive threat detection essential to protect IoT-based revenue streams. Vtegrity protects device integrity, communications integrity and service integrity, and provides secure authentication and threat monitoring. Additionally, Vtegrity leverages cloud analytics provided by Verspective to enable secure data collection and behavioral insight with new regulatory frameworks.

Vtegrity leverages Verimatrix's established security technologies and partner ecosystem, including chipset vendors, device manufacturers, system-on-chip providers and IoT cloud application platforms including AWS. By providing security through the cloud, Vtegrity keeps up with the emerging, unpredictable threat landscape, counters emerging threats as they arise, and respond quickly to intrusions that do get through.

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