Bharti Airtel launches IoT platform for enterprise customers
India’s largest operator, Bharti Airtel, announced the launch of an integrated IoT platform for local enterprises.
The telco said that the platform, dubbed “Airtel IoT” is an end-to-end platform with the capability to connect and manage billions of devices and applications.
The platform uses Airtel’s 5G-ready network and comes with the option to deploy NB-IoT, 4G or 2G connectivity using Airtel e-SIM technology.
“Enterprises have three key requirements for IoT. First, connectivity solutions that future proof their device and application investments. Second, the security of their data. And third, seamless integration with existing IT systems to make the IoT data actionable. Airtel IoT is built on these insights to massively simplify the IoT journeys of enterprises,” said Ajay Chitkara, director and CEO at Airtel Business.
Airtel said that MG Motor, Pine Labs, Paytm, Kirloskar, BSES, Genus, and Kent are among the many businesses across manufacturing, logistics, automobile and utilities that are already using Airtel’s IoT solutions.
“With the help of Airtel IoT, we have been able to provide the customers with India’s first internet car having i-SMART technology and 60+ connected car features. Airtel IoT allows us to access real-time infotainment and telematics. The partnership seeks to provide best-in-class connected car technology to our customers,” said Rajeev Chaba, president and MD of MG Motor India.
Airtel Business claims to be the largest player in India’s B2B connectivity space and serves over 2,500 large enterprises as well as one million medium and small enterprises, including startups. Airtel has operations in 18 countries across South Asia and Africa. It is India’s largest integrated telecom provider and the second largest mobile operator in Africa.