Telstra and Ericsson Launch New IoT Accelerator


The new IoT accelerator will combine Telstra’s cellular IoT capabilities and Ericsson’s connectivity services.

Telstra and Ericsson announced they’ve come together to bring IoT connectivity to global enterprises and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Through their partnership, they will integrate Ericsson’s Connectivity Management services from Ericsson into Telstra’s IoT solution and network.

Beginning on March 30th, Telstra’s enterprise customers will be able to manage, access and monitor their IoT devices and networked assets on a local, national or global level using Telstra’s Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) and CAT-M1 technology.

“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,” Håkan Eriksson, Technology Executive and CTO, Telstra, said.

See also: IoT makes Ericsson’s smart factories even smarter

The partnership will build on Ericsson and Telstra’s 2018 NB-IoT deployment that increased coverage to over 3.5 million square kilometers and allows data connections up to 100km. eSIM capabilities will be supported via the connectivity management service provided by the IoT Accelerator solution and other technologies designed to make deploying products and services on Telstra’s network easier for enterprise and OEMs. This will let end users enjoy the benefits on a local SIM profile.

“Enterprises can now integrate their business processes with the managed connectivity services offered by Telstra and Ericsson to create highly reliable IoT solutions. 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,” said Emilio Romeo, Head of Ericsson Australia and New Zealand.

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