Cisco deploys IoT platform for Three Group in 12 markets
Ericsson has also announced a commercial IoT platform in Sri Lanka with Dialog Axiata
Cisco and the Three Group have announced the global availability of the Cisco Jasper Control Center automated IoT connectivity platform for enterprise customers. The Three Group’s customers can now have access to Cisco Jasper’s IoT platform across the group’s global footprint of 12 mobile networks and international roaming partners.
The Three Group, which is part of the conglomerate CK Hutchison, serves over 130 million customers in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Ireland, Macau, Sri Lanka, Sweden, UK and Vietnam.
“Global scalability is critical for the success of any company’s IoT services business,” said Susan Buttsworth, CEO of 3 International Opportunities Development (3IOD). “No matter where you are located, you need an IoT provider and platform that can scale to meet your business’ demands. Our global footprint, combined with the Cisco Jasper global IoT platform, will enable enterprises around the world to launch and grow worldwide IoT service businesses.”
The mobile telephony group said that the implementation of the Cisco Jasper IoT platform will help bring smart meter services and smart grid deployments to market faster.
Three Group also said that this new offering will also enable the delivery of connected car services in the 12 markets where the mobile group operates.
The company also highlighted that smart buildings and smart cities projects will be enabled through this new offering.
“Businesses across every industry are in the midst of transforming into service businesses, and a truly global automated IoT connectivity platform is critical to that transformation,” said Kalle Ward, Managing Director EMEAR, at Cisco IoT. “Cisco IoT currently enables over 15,000 businesses to deliver their IoT services worldwide, and together with the Three Group’s powerful mobile networks and multinational footprint, Cisco IoT can continue to help companies scale their IoT services globally.”
In related news, Ericsson has deployed a commercial IoT network for Dialog Axiata, Sri Lanka’s largest telecommunications services provider.
The Swedish vendor said that the new IoT network supports both Cat-M1 and NB-IoT technologies.
“With this launch, we are seeking to accelerate the adoption of innovative technologies by enterprises and help them create exciting new products and services for consumers. The Cat-M1/NB-IoT network will amplify opportunity for solutions such as smart metering for utilities, smart parking, smart bins, smart environmental sensors for smart cities, logistic solutions as well as other applications in agriculture and farming,” Pradeep De Almeida, Dialog Axiata’s CTO said.
Ericsson delivers Cat-M1 (LTE-M) and NB-IoT support as a software activation to Dialog Axiata’s existing LTE Radio Access Network.
“A well-developed IoT ecosystem is fast becoming key for operators to enable new services and revenue streams. Our partnership with Dialog Axiata to roll out the first Massive IoT network for both NB-IoT and Cat-M1 in the country, and notably South Asia, contributes towards this fast-developing IoT ecosystem, said Vinod Samarawickrama, country manager, Sri Lanka & Maldives at Ericsson.