Networking giant Cisco Jasper announced a new partnership with Three Group today to provide Internet of Things (IoT) services to enterprise clients starting mid-year. The deal will give Three Group?EU?s customers the ability to launch IoT services using Cisco Jasper’s connectivity management platform, Control Center.
Three Group’s clients will be able to connect to Control Center through one of Three’s national networks or through the company?EU?s mobile enabling services division, Hue.
“Speed, flexibility and control are key to powering connected devices on a global scale,” said Jarrod Nink, CEO of Hue, in a statement. “Through our global footprint of high-speed mobile networks built for mobile data, and Cisco Jasper’s powerful platform, our customers will enjoy an edge in the IoT market for years to come. This partnership will put Three at the heart of the global IoT marketplace and offers huge potential to our enterprise customers.”
The agreement represents a significant move by Three, which manages a global portfolio of high-speed mobile networks, to extend its capabilities into the fast-growing IoT space, leveraging its global portfolio of high-speed mobile networks to the advantage of the IoT market. Three is part of the CK Hutchinson conglomerate, and serves more than 90 million mobile data customers across three continents.
The Three Group said that it sees significant demand for the Control Center platform in all of its markets and particularly from the connected car, building security and automation, and transportation and logistics segments.
Connected car initiatives refer to efforts to enable automakers to integrate digital connectivity and services into their vehicles, either to generate data on vehicle performance or to create new revenue streams. “As the autonomous car market evolves, the role of reliable, automated connectivity will be critical to the delivery of ongoing services,?EU? Cisco said…