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IMPACT IoT platform

Intelligent Management Platform for All Connected Things (IMPACT) for IoT device management

IoT management platform for billions of connected devices

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way we live, communicate, and do business. It is a key enabler of the digital transformation of our society and the industrial revolution, Industry 4.0. With the introduction of 5G, the market players can unleash a massive IoT ecosystem and enable next-generation IoT projects where networks can serve billions of connected devices.

The combination of high-speed connectivity, very low latency, huge connection density and wide-ranging coverage brought by 5G enables us to control more devices remotely in applications where real-time network performance is critical. This is where IoT management platform plays a key role.

What is an IoT platform?

Internet of Things platform or IoT platform allows you to efficiently manage billions of devices in the network. Being an essential element in the Internet of Things architecture it helps connect the real and virtual elements and ensures linkage between endpoints, gateways, applications and services. 

The single, cloud-based IoT platform allows communication service providers (CSPs), enterprises and governments to build and scale new IoT services and develop new business models – and ultimately gain competitive edge.

Why choose Nokia’s cloud-native IoT platform

Nokia IMPACT offers a scalable, flexible, secure and multi-tenant IoT platform to service providers and enterprises for device management, data collection, analytics and application integration to enable vertical businesses. We provide the scale, experience, commitment, and network knowledge to ensure that the plethora of existing devices, as well as those that are coming in the future, are integrated and supported on this platform. 

IMPACT IoT platform supports a wide array of wireless technologies such as 2G/3G/4G and 5G, LTE-M, Cat-M1, NB-IoT, LoRaWAN and Sigfox, as well as standard protocols such as LWM2M, MQTT, MQTT-SN, OMA-DM, DLMS and Mbus.  

The IMPACT Intelligent Data Store securely stores and serves IoT data at scale to the different multi-tenanted enterprises and service providers’ operational dashboards for enabling billing integration for Data-as-a-Service offers. 

IoT device management platform


Deliver a superior experience on every IoT device

Automate the complete enterprise IoT experience at scale with an IoT device management platform that is integrated with connectivity management, security management, and onboard devices seamlessly with zero-touch authentication.

Cost savings

Control the complete device lifecycle

Reduce costs and risk with comprehensive and automated device lifecycle management capabilities, including IMPACT Connect My Device, a cloud-based device testing and self-certification platform to accelerate device onboarding. 


Launch new IoT applications easily on any device

Gain flexibility that can help you quickly deploy and activate new services on a variety of connected devices. IMPACT IoT platform supports the full range of 3GPP radio access networks as well as unlicensed connectivity types such as LoRa. 

IoT device management case studies

Enterprise asset management

Enterprise asset management

Cellular solutions work well with asset tracking because they allow the monitoring of all types of categories of devices regardless where they roam. Asset tracking solutions range from anti-theft devices and cold chain logistics to luggage management.

Power metering

Power metering

Meter data management along with meter device management is a complex area with high levels of scale and diversity. Consumers are getting an instant visualization on power consumption, and utilities on their daily operations.

Smart cities

Smart cities

Increase municipal efficiency and improve quality of life with a range of applications such as smart waste, pollution monitoring and smart parking. Smart lighting not only provides energy saving benefits but can also have significant environmental benefits.

Smart water metering

Water utility is a great example of industries that can significantly benefit from improved remote monitoring of their assets. Water is one of the most precious and valuable resources so managing the effective distribution and metering of water is critical. 

If you would like to hear more about the role of IMPACT in smart water metering, check out our new demo!

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Harness the full potential of digitalization in smart water metering - demo teaser video

Customer success story

Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) is a low power wide area network technology enabled over existing mobile infrastructure that trades off speed for lower power usage, longer range, supporting more devices per cell tower, and lower cost per connection. This makes it ideal for large scale deployments over a wide coverage area, even when devices are underground or deep within buildings. 

Vodafone globally has pioneered the development of NB-IoT. With the help of Vodafone using Nokia’s IMPACT IoT platform, Watergroup has been able to undertake a massive smart meter rollout. The IMPACT IoT software platform makes it seamless with standardized device protocols, enabling fast endpoint scaling and efficient onboarding of new devices, applications and data.  


Fostering the digital transformation of smart utilities - Vodafone Australia Customer Case

Saving lives with faster, more accurate landslide detection

As landslides and other destructive geological events increase in frequency around the world, densely populated areas such as China are at especially high risk. When landslides happen in areas like these, the potential for massive loss of life and extensive property damage is staggering. This makes early warning of these events critical so authorities can take action to protect people and property. 

Nokia partnered with China Mobile to develop a landslide monitoring and alarm system (LMAS) built on Nokia’s IMPACT IoT platform. This system enables the BGIGC Group, a Chinese highway operations management company, to detect and respond more effectively to landslides along their roadways. Read more in the case study.

Case study

China Mobile landslide monitoring and alarm system with IMPACT IoT Platform

Build your IoT device manager on public cloud

In many cases, the environment in which IoT devices are deployed requires complex handling, scheduling and implementation that should consider both the network and device needs. This diversity is not always known ahead of time.

IMPACT addresses the challenge of diversity in security, protocol, access and implementation. It seamlessly integrates with public cloud solutions while addressing the diversity towards the devices and network. This also provides the ability to have a distributed system with autonomous operations, high levels of availability and intermittent backhaul.

Complement the widely available public clouds with our sophisticated IoT device management software and bring out the best of both systems in an economical way.

IoT security for device management 

With the exploding amount of IoT devices and applications, security is more important than ever for network operators, enterprises and end-users. With our NetGuard Endpoint Security portfolio we monitor IoT devices, detect malware, draw correlations between events in different parts of the network, and set security parameters to minimize the chance of successful attacks.

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Secure IoT device management in the 5G era

Bring additional value with Services Capability Server (SCS)  

Integrate directly with 5G networks providing additional features such as cellular authentication, network location and reachability information. Using the network to undertake these actions instead of the device saves battery and extends device lifetime.

Services Capability Server (SCS) enables additional value added services for Machine Type communications (MTC). It connects MTC application servers to the network and the user entities. SCS uses the Network Exposure Function (NEF) and the Service Capability and Exposure Function (SCEF) to expose the capabilities of networks, such as connectivity status, and provides a OneM2M compliant interface to applications.

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