Aeris, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications technology supplier, has partnered with India-based services house Tech Mahindra, to launch a Jumpstart IoT service solution that provides the blueprint for mobile operators to build a scalable and profitable Internet of Things (IoT) business.
Jumpstart IoT expands operator service offerings to include packaged applications in key vertical solutions including fleet, asset tracking, insurance, and others.
It will also include a locally deployed technology platform for delivering managed device connectivity services; specialised system operations and support services; go-to-market planning support services; and an Internet-scale device data and analytics infrastructure.
Through this partnership, operators can service a wider customer base and increase their share of enterprise M2M and IoT spend by as much as 300 percent over connectivity services alone.
"Through initiatives such as this, Tech Mahindra is helping mobile operators around the world and enterprise customers across a wide range of vertical segments to maximise their opportunity of the IoT," said Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar, global head of digital enterprise services at Tech Mahindra.
Aeris' head of operator marketing, Dan McBride, added that the role of mobile operators in the IoT era is clear.
"Not only will they continue to supply connectivity services, but they are also becoming a focal point for the access, use and billing of M2M and IoT applications," he said. "Additionally, MNOs will be the repositories and distributors of data from the IoT, providing secure, controlled data access services that will fuel explosive IoT growth."
"Through Jumpstart IoT, Aeris and Tech Mahindra are helping operators launch profitable M2M services today and sow the seeds for this future marketplace," he added.
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