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China Telecom and Ericsson launch open IoT platform

Steve Rogerson
July 13, 2017



China Telecom and Ericsson have launched an IoT global connection management platform to accelerate the deployment of IoT services.
 
The CT IoT Open Platform lets enterprises deploy, control and scale the management of IoT devices through partnerships. With this platform, enterprise users can integrate their business processes with the managed connectivity service offered by China Telecom to create reliable IoT services.
 
China Telecom and its industry customers plan to use the platform to drive the digital transformation of industries in China and beyond.
 
“The IoT market is growing very rapidly and we aim to use our expertise in this area to help our customers capitalise on this opportunity,” said Magnus Rahm, head of global service operations at Ericsson. “Together with China Telecom, we can play a key role in realising the tremendous potential of the IoT by reinventing processes, creating new services and capturing new revenue.”
 
The service is powered by Ericsson’s Device Connection Platform – a 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.
 
The Device Connection Platform was launched in 2012 and now supports more than 25 operators and over 2000 enterprise customers as part of the Swedish company’s IoT Accelerator scheme. Ericsson also collaborates with the Bridge Alliance and the Global M2M Association to realise the vision of a seamless customer experience with worldwide coverage and service quality for IoT applications.