Can anyone of you have been able to imagine the cooperation of Nokia and Xiaomi? Some of you will probably think of gossip about the Nokia smartphones with Xiaomi Surge processors. But that’s not the point. HMD Global is responsible for smartphones, which has the right to use the Nokia logo and patents. On the other hand, the cooperation referred to concerns the core part of this Finnish company, which deals with the production of telecommunication equipment.
In today’s business the most important is the so-called know how Companies have long since ceased fighting by offering better products to the consumer. Today, this fight takes place on the patents and the wars are lit by lawyers in courtrooms. If someone wants to get rid of the competition, the most effective method will be to show infringement of intellectual property. Therefore, the cooperation between Nokia and Xiaomi is going to be based on the mutual licensing of patents of both companies. Details are unknown, but there is great potential in this collaboration.
Nokia is interested in Xiaomi’s Mi Ecosystem platform.
Internet of Things is the song of the future, but no one yet knows how it will work in practice. Nokia is already working on a technology that will bring together IoT devices. The Xiaomi Mi Ecosystem platform currently connects 60 million devices. More than 8 million of them are active on a daily basis. Thanks to this, Nokia will be able to launch itself on many technological fronts.
“Xiaomi is one of the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers and we are delighted to have reached an agreement with them,” said Rajeev Suri, President & CEO of Nokia. “In addition to welcoming such a prominent global technology company to our family of patent licensees, we look forward to working together on a wide range of strategic projects.” – Rajeev Suri, CEO of Nokia Corporation
Is it the end of cooperation of Nokia and HMD Global on smartphone market?
We must remember that smartphones are not the only devices manufactured by Xiaomi. As part of the cooperation, Nokia will provide to Xiaomi network infrastructure elements that meet high capacity and low energy requirements. This kind of solutions are required by hosting companies and operators of large data centres. Nokia and Xiaomi are working together to develop fiber-optic solutions for server centres, where large amounts of data are exchanged. For an example, Nokia has recently announced FP4 network processor, which will process data with 2.4 Tbps speed.