Nokia plans to unveil further details of its WING (Worldwide Internet of things Network Grid) project, a far-reaching network of multiple carrier and satellite communications systems that can link devices worldwide, at the Mobile World Congress later this month.
WING can be used to track devices as they move around the word. It does this by maintaining connections with satellite, cellular, Wi-Fi and other networks as devices move in and out of coverage areas of different networks.
The application is thus seen as a way to continually track cars, shipping containers or devices that travel great distances around the world.
Since the system does not require Nokia hardware to function, customers are not tied to Nokia as a single vendor for its entire IoT communications infrastructure if they adopt WING.