Singapore's M1 Enhances Smart City IoT Solution with Nokia’s Data Analytics Platform

Singapore's M1 Enhances Smart City IoT Solution with Nokia’s Data Analytics Platform Image Credit: Nokia

M1 announced enhancements to its Smart City Internet-of-Things (IoT) Solutions by using Nokia’s IMPACT IoT platform, which boosts M1’s capabilities to provide innovative IoT urban solutions in Singapore and overseas.

Since the launch of nationwide Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) in August 2017, M1 has rolled out various Smart City IoT initiatives including smart energy metering, smart street lightings, smart fleet management and smart logistics, as well as smart waste management. For example, using NB-IoT network for smart waste management, an IoT sensor is able to detect when a waste bin is full and prompt the cleaning service provider to remove the trash in a timely and on-demand manner. To further improve the performance of waste management collection, M1 can provide data analytics to aggregate and analyse the data. 

The platform supports NB-IoT and other low range (LoRa) protocols that provide low-power wide-area (LPWA) connectivity options for the connection of IoT devices. Additionally, it also boasts a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) layer, which provides a comprehensive suite of capabilities covering connectivity management, application enablement, and device management for enterprise and solution providers.

Being a cloud-based platform, it is scalable and able to perform crucial data collection, event processing, contextualisation and analytics at scale while enabling applications across all devices without geographic boundaries. In addition, the platform is integrated with cybersecurity technologies, including Nokia NetGuard, to secure IoT devices and data. These are essential for the management of the thousands of sensors and devices to be deployed in Smart Cities.


Alex Tan, Chief Innovation Officer, M1
Nokia is the ideal partner as they share the same ambition as M1 in shaping the future and technology of Smart City solutions catering to governments and business undergoing digital transformation. 

Bhaskar Gorti, President, Nokia Software
The IMPACT platform is designed to help customers build and deploy a broad array of IoT applications, including Smart Cities. However, we do not just want to help cities be “Smart”.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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