China Telecom and Ericsson launched Wednesday the China Telecom IoT Open Platform – a global connection management platform that will support China’s “One Belt One Road” strategy and accelerate the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and services.
The China Telecom IoT Open Platform enables enterprises to deploy, control and scale the management of IoT devices through partnerships. With this platform, enterprise customers can integrate their business processes with the managed connectivity service offered by China Telecom to create reliable IoT solutions.
China Telecom and its industry customers will use the platform to drive the digital transformation of industries in China and beyond.
The China Telecom IoT Open Platform is powered by Ericsson’s Device Connection Platform – a global, unified platform that is being used by multiple enterprise customers in various industries to manage IoT connection services worldwide. The platform offers enterprise customers reliable connectivity based on service-level agreements and a common, unified overview of devices and access networks.
Ericsson’s Device Connection Platform was launched in 2012 and now supports more than 25 operators and over 2,000 enterprise customers as part of Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform. Ericsson also collaborates with the Bridge Alliance and the Global M2M Association to realize the vision of a seamless customer experience with worldwide coverage and superior service quality for IoT applications.
“The IoT market is growing very rapidly and we aim to use our expertise in this area to help our customers capitalize on this opportunity,” said Magnus Rahm, Head of Global Service Operations, Ericsson. “Together with China Telecom, we can play a key role in realizing the tremendous potential of the IoT by reinventing processes, creating new services, and capturing new revenue.”
Last week, China Telecom and Telenor Connexion announced an alliance based on the common Internet of Things (IoT) Open Platform at the launch event of “eSurfing on the Silk Road, IoT with the World” in Shanghai, China. This common platform enables both companies to serve their respective customers throughout the combined footprints across China, Europe and other Asian regions.
The partnership will allow customers from China Telecom and Telenor Connexion to deploy IoT and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) services in each other’s network. It enables China Telecom’s multi-national enterprise customers with outbound IoT business to deploy their assets and offerings under Telenor Connexion’s networks in the European and other Asian Markets.
Similarly, Telenor Connexion’s global customers can enjoy the benefits of the rapidly growing Chinese market by leveraging on China Telecom’s IoT network resources and business capabilities. The seamless switching of IoT subscription between networks is achieved by the integration of the two commonly deployed eUICC platforms which are the key component of IoT collaboration across borders.
China Telecom and HKT Limited also extending their partnership to encompass collaboration for the deployment of a common IoT open platform, which will serve their respective customers throughout the combined geographical footprints of Mainland China and Hong Kong.
The partnership, announced today during the conference of “eSurfing on the Silk Road, IoT with the World” in Shanghai, China, will allow customers from China Telecom and HKT to deploy IoT and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) services in each other’s network. It enables China Telecom’s enterprise customers with outbound IoT business to deploy their assets and offerings under HKT’s networks in Hong Kong.