ASX-listed OTOC Australia has signed a channel partner agreement with Nokia, involving the design and implementation of LTE, IP and Microwave solutions in Australia.
OTOC Australia delivers services to clients across a range of industry sectors, providing infrastructure construction and maintenance services to clients covering renewable energy, government, resources, utilities, remote areas and private industries.
Nokia inked this agreement as the company, via the Alcatel-Lucent heritage, has a strong momentum in resources, including LTE network builds on open cut mines with Rio Tinto, and a number of large scale integration projects for oil and gas facilities with the likes of Chevron.
OTOC Group CEO, Simon Thomas, said the company will draw on the strength, skills and experience of Nokia’s communications team and reputation for delivery to extend the availability of its solutions.
"OTOC Australia has undertaken a structured rationalisation and diversification strategy in order to evolve into sectors where we see demand," he said. "These include renewables, communications and ICT requirements.
“The capture, analysis and modelling of big data offers businesses and government departments significant advantages.
"We’re in a unique position through our infrastructure and spatial solutions businesses to be able to offer our clients significant experience and knowledge in this area."
According to Thomas, by enabling machines to communicate with each other, significant functions can be performed with the vast array of data collected, without human interaction.
“The integration of these business systems can have a wide impact; from collecting data from traffic and transit sensors to satellite imagery and cloud-based sharing," he added.
"This form of geo-spatial solution, where vast amounts of data can be captured and modelled, is an increasing focus for clients as they seek to optimise performance and logistics."
Nokia Oceania managing director, Ray Owen, added that there is a growing global trend for large organisations across industry sectors to embrace telecommunications-grade infrastructure to enable the transformation of their business processes, and support new levels of innovation and productivity.
“This is certainly the case in Australia, and we are very pleased to partner with OTOC Australia to deliver these solutions into new markets,” he added.