SmarTone partners with Cisco Jasper to launch IoT services in Hong Kong
Local companies will be able to launch IoT services through the telco’s network and Cisco Jasper platform
Hong Kong telecoms operator SmarTone, and Cisco Jasper announced the launch of internet of things (IoT) services in Hong Kong.
Through this new partnership, businesses and industries in Hong Kong will be able to deliver new services through the SmarTone mobile network and the Cisco Jasper managed connectivity platform.
“For more than 10 years we have been helping businesses across every industry automate the delivery of IoT services that have a direct impact on their bottom line,” said Ken Laversin, Worldwide Head of Sales, IoT Cloud at Cisco Jasper. “Today, more than 6,500 companies in over 100 countries use Cisco Jasper Control Center to automate the connectivity management of their IoT devices around the world,” he added.
The U.S company also said firms using the Cisco Jasper platform outside of Hong Kong can easily expand their connected services into this territory via SmarTone.
Cisco Jasper partners with 30-plus mobile operator groups representing more than 120 mobile networks worldwide, making it simple for those businesses to scale their internet of things services to other countries as needed. Likewise, companies using the Cisco Jasper platform outside of Hong Kong can easily expand their connected services into the country via SmarTone.
“We are committed to helping our business customers take advantage of IoT to deliver real business results, and to achieve that we needed the best IoT connectivity management platform,” said Daniel Leung, Head of Business Markets at SmarTone. “This partnership makes it simple for all businesses to capture their share of the IoT market by delivering new connected services.”
SmarTone launched commercial LTE services in August 2012. The telco currently offers 4G through spectrum in the 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2.6 GHz bands.
The telco provides voice, multimedia and mobile broadband services through its 4G and 3G networks, as well as fixed broadband services for the consumer and corporate markets.