The rapid uptake of IoT and M2M solutions in consumer electronics will continue and probably be accelerated by the impact of Covid-19. Many daily activities happen online today, like distance work, fitness classes, and social life. Presence-free living increases the demand for wearables and other telecommunication devices. Furthermore, the pandemic will also intensify the use of devices for monitoring personal health.
However, there are also challenges in realising the full potential of IoT solutions. The main worry for consumers is trust. They are concerned about how data is collected and shared, and they are apprehensive regarding the security levels of their devices, possibly leaving them open for attacks.
On the business side, manufacturers need a clear-cut and robust IoT solution that can handle the distribution of many devices. Simply integrating an IoT SIM card into a device at its point of manufacture will not achieve the connectivity performance and security that underpin great customer experiences.
HMD Connect Pro delivers such a solution for the consumer electronics industry. With the managed, global connectivity of Nokia WING, we provide the high-performance, extreme efficiency, and low operational costs that consumer electronics manufacturers need. We take security very seriously, as does our strategic partner, Nokia, who has designed top-level security solutions for decades.
HMD Global is already a significant player in the mobile market, where security is vital. Naturally, we do not share data with third parties, and all data is hosted entirely in the cloud within the European Union. Our infrastructure is GDPR and ISO 27001 compliant.