Cisco Jasper enables first IoT offering in Kazakhstan
Local telco KaR-Tel will offer IoT for smart meters, connected cars, retail and agriculture through Cisco Jasper’s platform
KaR-Tel, a mobile and network service provider in Kazakhstan, has announced a collaboration with Cisco Jasper to deliver internet of things (IoT) services across the country through the latter’s Cisco Jasper Control Center.
The telco said that the new offering will enable enterprises in Kazakhstan to launch, manage and monetize IoT services. Cisco Jasper Control Center is an automated connectivity platform for managing IoT devices.
“Businesses throughout Kazakhstan are embracing IoT and its ability to shift business value from the products they produce to the services that they can now deliver by connecting those products,” said Rauan Kabdrakhimov, corporate sales director at KaR-Tel.
Under the deal, KaR-Tel will integrate its mobile network with the Cisco Jasper IoT connectivity management platform, enabling local enterprises to deliver new connected services.
KaR-Tel said the firm aims to deliver IoT services in a number of industries including smart meters, retail, connected cars and agriculture.
“This partnership will enable innovative global enterprises to capitalize on IoT services and capture their share of the connected service market,” said Kalle Ward, managing director, EMEAR, IoT business at Cisco Jasper. “With our IoT platform, KaR-Tel is helping their enterprise customers transform their businesses by introducing new business models and creating never-before-seen experiences for their customers.”
Cisco Jasper has partnerships with over 50 service providers that manage IoT devices across more than 550 mobile networks worldwide. These global partnerships will enable businesses throughout Kazakhstan to deliver their IoT services to other countries, Cisco Jasper said.
KaR-Tel, which is fully owned by Russian telecoms group Beeline, offers mobile and fixed telephony services, international and long distance communication, data transmission and Internet access. The telco also provides mobile finance, multimedia services, and convergent services. At the end of the first quarter, the telco had over 9 million subscribers.