NetComm Wireless and Ericsson partner on IoT
May 24, 2018
Australian IoT device developer NetComm Wireless has joined the Ericsson IoT Accelerator platform to facilitate the adoption of massive IoT. NetComm’s industrial grade 4G LTE M2M devices integrate Lightweight M2M (LwM2M) and now interoperate with the Ericsson IoT platform to streamline device on-boarding.
Operators and other major players in the IoT ecosystem can go-to-market faster with less risk using Ericsson's cloud-based IoT Accelerator platform to access LwM2M devices that enable mass-scale IoT deployments in areas such as automotive, logistics and manufacturing.
"We're in full progress of expanding the IoT ecosystem of device and application partners interoperable with the IoT Accelerator platform," said Steffen Conradsen from Ericsson, “and we see this collaboration with NetComm Wireless and the portfolio of IIoT devices that they bring as a great contribution to that ecosystem, unleashing opportunities on the internet of things for operators leveraging cellular connectivity.”
LwM2M is an open device management protocol that enables the transfer of small amounts of data between devices and their management platforms. Introduced to simplify remote management, NetComm's LwM2M devices make it commercially viable to connect and manage remote sensors, pumps and other assets that need to run at a low cost.
"The new collaboration will help address the fragmentation challenges that the IoT ecosystem has faced from the outset and we're pleased to join Ericsson in enabling the uptake of IoT by operators and enterprises more seamlessly," said Timo Brouwer, chief operating officer at NetComm Wireless. "Operators and other ecosystem players now have global access to tools that eliminate the high development costs and proprietary restrictions that stand in the way of large-scale IoT deployments."
NetComm's LwM2M devices are certified for deployment in Europe, USA, Canada, UAE, south-east Asia, Japan and Australia.
The Ericsson IoT Accelerator platform is cloud based and comprises of a set of platform services including all required functionality to manage IoT devices and sensor generated data. Its prime customer segment is mobile operators leveraging 3GPP cellular low-power wide-area networks with an expanded platform offering for the IoT.
NetComm Wireless is a developer of fixed wireless broadband, wireless M2M and industrial IoT technologies, and fibre and cable to the distribution point. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, the company has offices in the USA, UK and New Zealand.