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BSNL and Aeris bring IoT services to India

Steve Rogerson
October 5, 2017
 
India telecoms services provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) is partnering California-based IoT provider Aeris to tap the IoT market in India.
 
Together the companies will offer packaged IoT products and services to enterprises, small and medium businesses, and public sector undertakings among other segments in India.


 
“Our tie-up with BSNL is a multi-dimensional one and I am confident that this relationship will transform the contours of the IoT landscape in the country,” said Rishi Bhatnagar (pictured), president of Aeris Communications in India.
 
The hope is the partnership will open doors for wider propagation of IoT projects across the country as part of India’s digital transformation drive. BSNL says it is the only service provider making focused efforts and planned initiatives to bridge the rural-urban digital divide in the ICT sector in India.
 
“As a leading Indian telecom player, BSNL has taken many steps to leverage technology to launch new services in line with the changing needs of our customers,” said Shri Anupam Shrivastava, managing director of BSNL. “IoT is an enabling technology that bears the potential to take India to a whole new level of development and our vision is to play a significant part in this endeavour. Our tie-up with Aeris Communications is our first step in this direction. In the days to come we will, through this partnership, translate the potential of IoT into tangible benefits on the ground.”
 
Through its network, BSNL will enable IoT projects with services designed to meet various end uses such as improving supply chain efficiency, enhancing customer experience, tracking and monitoring assets, improving logistics, and empowering smart cities.
 
The Aeris IoT Services platform, a patented and end-to-end IoT enabler for enterprises, original equipment manufacturers and service providers around the world, will serve as a foundation for projects involving IoT. The individual services will help enterprises of various sizes evolve into resilient, innovative and performance-driven entities that are future ready.
 
“Our partnership will ensure faster permeation of IoT across India and help businesses and PSUs gain remarkable advantages while enabling innovation at all levels through ubiquitous connectivity and IoT tailor-made for the challenges that Indian companies face,” said Bhatnagar.