Ericsson releases IoT ecosystem with IoT Accelerator Marketplace to deliver on mass adoption of connectivity

Ericsson announced Thursday that it is launching the IoT Accelerator Marketplace to help address the need for collaboration within the digital ecosystem community and benefit developers and service providers alike.

For service providers, it is a catalog to find IoT apps from the global ecosystem to offer enterprise customers and provides shorter time to market for new offerings to their enterprise customers.

For application developers and application partners it is a window to an IoT ecosystem to connect with service providers through one single platform, exposing global cellular connectivity APIs. It also includes monetization and settlement capabilities to facilitate monetization and billing across the ecosystem.

Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator is a cloud-based horizontal offering comprising of platform services and professional services, for service providers. It provides continuous incremental functionality offered as a Service to enable agile creation and deployment of solutions for the Internet of Things.

The Ericsson IoT Accelerator acts as a universal translator for app developers, device manufacturers, device onboarding, or monetization matters. It transform all tongues, turning Internet of Things concepts into a concrete reality to make a lasting impact.

Application developers can benefit from a new go-to-market exposing their offering globally through Ericsson. This will enable app developers to scale their business and at the same time develop applications based on cellular connectivity APIs with added value for enterprises, such as fast and automated device and subscription onboarding, higher security, ubiquitous cellular coverage around the world improved for indoor utilization, and superior handling of battery life.

Service providers and application developers can request access to the IoT Accelerator Marketplace. The benefits of joining the Ericsson IoT ecosystem enable service providers to grow their market by provisioning ready-made applications from the marketplace; and application developers will be able to gain access to a global go-to-market channel to scale business into new markets.

The Ericsson IoT Accelerator Marketplace provides ecosystem members tools to unleash the full value connectivity. Globally available APIs provide consistent functionality across mobile networks to create applications with richer functionality – providing higher value to enterprise customers.

Application developers can benefit from a new go-to-market exposing their offering globally through Ericsson. This will enable app developers to scale their business and at the same time develop applications based on cellular connectivity APIs with added value for enterprises, such as fast and automated device and subscription onboarding, higher security, ubiquitous cellular coverage around the world improved for indoor utilization, and superior handling of battery life.

With IoT Accelerator Marketplace, service providers can move faster from proof-of-concept deployments to commercial scenarios. Based on standardized cellular APIs, the IoT Accelerator Marketplace makes onboarding, and deployment of applications targeting enterprises faster, allowing service providers to monetize important connectivity assets.

The offering supports pre-packaged applications ready to go-to-market now, and flexible services to build your own apps with partners; readily-accessible service to get up and running fast with zero-touch device onboarding for massive scale, harnessing the value of connectivity; and a monetizable service with best-in-class capabilities to create and evolve business models as IoT develops.

“The launch of IoT Accelerator Marketplace will unlock the potential for different players in the value chain to deliver value,” said Jeff Travers, Head of IoT, Ericsson. “It is another stepping stone to make 5G a reality by enabling massive adoption of massive IoT. This supports service providers as they seek to expose network connectivity IoT APIs and monetize these assets.”

“Communications service providers are racing to scale and differentiate in the fast moving IoT market. It’s necessary for these service providers to have a robust developer ecosystem that helps them compete,” said Carrie MacGillivray, Group Vice President, Internet of Things & Mobility at Market Intelligence firm IDC. “For developers working across multiple service provider networks and platforms, the challenges of fragmentation are addressed by utilizing APIs that apply globally and are consistent across all mobile networks.”


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