The partnerships this week for Microsoft have been fast and furious, including Tuesday’s news that it’s working with Nokia. Nokia is bringing its networking capabilities, which span IoT, SD-WAN and 5G, into Microsoft’s cloud solutions to help drive enterprises’ digital transformations, while enabling service providers to offer new services to their enterprise customers.
Landing the deal with Microsoft was a big win for Nokia. Its competitors include Cisco, Ericsson and Huawei.
Microsoft’s Azure, Azure IoT, Azure AI and machine learning solutions are being blended into Nokia’s LTE and 5G-ready private wireless solutions, IP, SD-WAN, and IoT connectivity offerings.