The Nuage Networks unit of Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has announced a partnership with Asavie that incorporates mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints into applications based on the Nuage SD-WAN 2.0.
The arrangement is hot on a number of fronts. First, it opens the way for Nuage to extend its capabilities at the network edge, where the smart money is focused on the trends toward remote work, IoT, and emerging 5G services.
The announcement could also boost Nuage’s presence among providers of software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) managed services. Nuage is already a top supplier for service provider deals, but competition is increasing, making it vital to beef up security and control at the edge.