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Ayla Networks and China Unicom develop joint services

Steve Rogerson
August 31, 2017
Californian IoT manufacturing platform provider Ayla Networks is cooperating with telco China Unicom to develop services for smart home and other IoT markets in China. The two companies will leverage their technology, products, services and channel resources.
The announcement was made at a conference in Guangzhou sponsored by China Unicom for the IoT industry. At the conference, Ayla and China Unicom showed some of their ideas for future IoT joint development, including smart home, smart hotel, connected car, intelligent cold chain and artificial intelligence.
China Unicom has been actively exploring and promoting industrial innovation in new markets being made possible by IoT innovations. With the vast global reach of its IoT platform, Ayla Networks is suitable for deploying high-value IoT services.
"We see tremendous promise in working with China Unicom to build new IoT solutions that enhance the growing Ayla IoT platform ecosystem," said Phillip Chang, general manager of Greater China for Ayla Networks. "With China Unicom's comprehensive high-quality information and communications services, we are particularly excited about developing mobile IoT solutions."
Although the IoT is a new industry, it builds on network communications technology in combination with an amalgamation of traditional industries. In June 2017, China Unicom launched its Global IoT Connectivity Cooperation Initiative, which is designed to expand the IoT business market and create more value through cooperation between China Unicom and its partners.
Ayla Networks is one of those IoT partners. Ayla's IoT platform provides comprehensive device, cloud and mobile app connectivity for any kind of product. The platform not only speeds manufacturers' time to market for connected products, it also handles the intricacies of IoT security, performance, scalability and interoperability.