Cisco Adds Machine Learning to Its IoT Platform


The Cisco IoT Center adds machine learning and other enhancements designed to help providers better manage IoT cellular environments and 5G use cases.

Cisco has enhanced its Cisco IoT center with machine learning and smart billing. Why? According to its 2020 Annual Internet Report, they expect machine-to-machine connections to rise 19% and account for 50% of all connections by 2023. These enhancements will assist Cisco’s service provider partners in offering optimized management for cellular IoT environments and 5G use cases. 

“Cellular IoT deployments are accelerating across connected cars, utilities, and transportation industries and with 5G and Wi-Fi 6 on the horizon IoT adoption will grow even faster. Cisco is investing in connectivity management, IoT networking, IoT security, and edge computing to accelerate the adoption of IoT use-cases,” says Vikas Butaney, Cisco’s VP Product Management IoT.

“With today’s advancements, Cisco is further enabling our service provider partners with machine learning to simplify and accelerate cellular IoT services while creating new bundled services to grow their revenues,” he says.

See also: NIST Publishes Draft Security Recommendations For IoT Manufacturers

Commitment to Continual Improvement

Cisco’s IoT Control Center enhancements include:

  • Machine Learning (ML) to improve management. With access to 3 billion events each day, the Cisco IoT Control Center uses ML models to quickly identify and address issues before they escalate to affect customers. Service providers have greater endpoint security and control.
  • Smart billing to optimize rate plans. Enabling smart billing and creating policies that proactively notify customers about usage changes or rate plan updates, benefits customers and service providers because communication becomes transparent, and enterprises save money. 
  • Support for global supply chains. SIM portability supports complex supply chains that span multiple service providers and geographies. Coordinating service between different service providers and vendors takes time and increasescosts. Now Cisco IoT Control Center provides eSIM as a service. It enables a true turnkey SIM portability solution to deliver fast, reliable, cost-effective SIM handoffs between service providers.

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