Australian service provider Telstra and Ericsson have announced their partnership to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity to global enterprises.
The partnership, announced in Barcelona on the eve of Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019), will bring together Telstra’s cellular IoT capabilities and Ericsson’s connectivity services to enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and enterprises to deploy, manage and scale IoT connected devices and applications globally.
From March 30, Telstra’s enterprise customers will be able to manage, access and track their IoT devices and networked assets at a local, national or global level via access to Telstra’s cellular IoT capabilities including Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) and CAT-M1 technology.
There will be support for eSIM (eUICC) capabilities via the connectivity management service from IoT Accelerator solution and other technologies that will allow global enterprise customers and OEMs to deploy their products and services more easily on Telstra’s network, allowing end users to enjoy the benefits of Telstra’s network capabilities on a local SIM profile.
Håkan Eriksson, Technology Executive and CTO, Telstra said, “With the ever-increasing expansion of the IoT market, our partnership with Ericsson will offer our customers an easier way to manage and scale connected devices and applications, and with our combination of NB-IoT and Cat-M1 technologies, international enterprises, across a range of industries, will have international IoT connectivity solutions.”
Emilio Romeo, Head of Ericsson Australia and New Zealand said, “We are enabling enterprises to launch IoT services on a global scale and helping the industry to capitalize on the tremendous potential that IoT brings. This is further evidence of how Ericsson IoT Accelerator can help enterprises to manage their IoT connections with ease, while helping our partners, such as Telstra, to create new opportunities and revenue streams.”
Ericsson IoT Accelerator connectivity management service (previously called Device Connection Platform) is a global, unified connectivity and device management platform that is now supporting more than 30 operators from 100+ countries that service more than 3500 enterprises in various industries to manage IoT connectivity services worldwide.