Rogers, Roambee to provide real-time asset monitoring
Canadian company Rogers for Business and Roambee announced a strategic collaboration to provide Canadian businesses with real-time monitoring for shipments and assets.
With COVID-19 continuing to have an impact on the shipment of goods across borders, Roambee’s solution allows businesses to have more visibility of their goods and assets and control over their supply chain. This collaboration enables businesses to take advantage of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, resulting in a more agile supply chain, the carrier said.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted supply chains across the globe, creating new challenges for many Canadian businesses,” said Dean Prevost, president of Rogers for Business. “Working with Roambee, Rogers for Business is giving businesses more control of their assets through real-time insights, to help them proactively address issues, whether it is with their shipment and condition of goods, or to better manage their assets by tracking usage and operational efficiency.”
“Roambee and Rogers are coming together to deliver an IoT solution that will enable enterprises to monitor their goods and assets in real time”, says Sanjay Sharma, CEO for Roambee. “Our partnership with Rogers will unlock even greater value by not only leveraging their connectivity infrastructure but also their enterprise ecosystem. Our solution will become the foundation for enterprises to gain control, become transparent and deliver customer experience at scale in real time.”
Roambee’s solution provides businesses with insights into their supply chain with the ability to track their goods in real-time, monitor cold chain requirements, detect security breaches, and enable the recovery of missing or stolen assets and goods.
Rogers also highlighted that businesses will also be able to monitor inventory levels to eliminate shortages and excess goods.
Roambee’s IoT sensors are embedded with shipments and assets and communicate directly to Roambee’s Honeycomb Platform using Rogers network.
Rogers currently offers IoT-based services across Canada through its LTE Cat M1 network (LTE-M) and NB-IoT networks.
Rogers Communications had already begun rolling out 5G network in select cities around Canada using equipment from Swedish vendor Ericsson. Rogers’ initial 5G cities are Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. The telco said that it will eventually expand into over 20 more markets by the end of 2020.
In a previous conference call with investors, Rogers’ CEO Joe Natale said that the company expects to start deploying spectrum sharing technology later this year. The executive said that the deployment of this technology will allow Rogers to use its current 4G spectrum for the provision of 5G.