Microsoft and Nokia Join Forces To Accelerate Fourth Industrial Revolution

The two companies have announced their strategic collaboration to accelerate digital transformation and Industry 4.0.

Recently, Microsoft and Nokia announced their partnership to accelerate transformation and innovation across industries with cloud, AI, and IOT.
This strategic collaboration will combine Microsoft’s Azure, Azure IoT, Azure AI and ML solutions with Nokia’s LTE/5G-ready private wireless solutions, IP, SD-WAN, and IoT connectivity offerings. Companies said that this will drive industrial digitalization and automation across enterprises, and enable CSPs to offer new services to enterprise customers.
Microsft said that BT is the first global communications service provider to attempt its enterprise customers a managed service that blends Microsoft Azure cloud and Nokia SD-WAN solutions.
BT customers will be able to access this by a customer automated delegated rights service, which facilitates BT to manage both the customer Azure vWAN and the unique Agile Connect SD-WAN, based on Nokia’s Nuage SD-WAN 2.0. 
Source: Microsoft 
Kathrin Buvac, President of Nokia Enterprise and Chief Strategy Officer said, "We are thrilled to unite Nokia’s mission-critical networks with Microsoft’s cloud solutions,...Together, we will accelerate the digital transformation journey towards Industry 4.0, driving economic growth and productivity for both enterprises and service providers."