Antel and Tata Communications to build IoT cloud network

Antel, a telecommunications market leader in Uruguay and Tata Communications have joined forces to build mobile and IoT (Internet of Things) cloud network in South America, Central America and the Caribbean.

The IoT cloud network will act as the foundation for next-generation services in sectors such as retail, utilities, construction, IT and banking.

Antel and Tata Communications will offer cloud-based mobile and IoT services using a business model that minimises total cost of ownership and time-to-market through a unique commercial risk sharing approach. The new mobility partnership combines Antel’s world-class data centre and Latin American market knowledge with the Tata Communications MOVE platform global network reach to enable businesses to quickly deploy new mobile and IoT services across the region.

Through the use of the Tata Communications MOVE platform, Antel’s MVNO partners can bring their own mobile network access agreements across Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, or work with Antel as the enabler for mobile wholesale access.

Eng. Jorge Suarez, Deputy CEO, Antel said, “With our brand new multi awarded Tier III data centre, boosted with the complement of the Monet/Tannat submarine fibre optic cable system, Antel has built the perfect environment to offer carrier cloud services to become the best partner in the region of choice for businesses and local tech providers that want to introduce new solutions, engage with their customers in new ways, or boost operational efficiencies through next-generation digital applications to improve their competitiveness.”

Anthony Bartolo, Chief Product Officer, Tata Communications said, “Yet, all too often businesses’ digital transformation ambitions are being constrained by the inherently local nature of mobile networking, marred by complex roaming agreements and patchy, unreliable connectivity in different countries. With our Tata Communications MOVE platform and our partnership with Antel, we look forward to unlocking mobility and IoT innovation in South America, Central America and the Caribbean and enabling the region’s businesses to open up new revenue streams as MVNOs.”

 

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