By Zia Askari | TelecomDrive.com
With a number of telecom operators positively looking towards the Internet of Things space – it is opening up new age opportunities for the operators and also providing them to create greater level of bonding with their different set of customers.
Keeping this trend in mind, Aircel – a telecom operator in India has selected Aeris India to enable vehicle telematics and smart meter solution and move another notch up towards becoming IoT solutions provider for its customers in India.
Speaking about this development, Dr Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar, President of Aeris India said, “Aeris is a US based IoT focused telecom operator – providing connectivity to machines, as a result, we have a complete IoT stack to enable connectivity management, device management, application enablement and analytics. We are enabling today’s operators to become the internet of things (IoT) providers of tomorrow.”
The IoT Opportunity
Connecting multiple set of devices, things and enabling communications driven ecosystems – the whole space IoT is opening up a huge unexplored space for the telecom operator community today and there are a number of operators in India trying to establish themselves in this space.
“Now with the introduction of 3G and 4G networks – the internet speed is getting fast – and hence customers can get more solutions on their devices. We are working with Aircel – we are already selected by Aircel wherein we are providing our complete platform to them. We have already started the vehicle telematics and smart meter solution in the Indian market. We are also talking to other operators and we are getting very positive vibes,” he explained.
Operating on the global turf, Aeris is considered a leader in the market of the Internet of Things – as an operator of end-to-end IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) services and as a technology provider enabling other operators to quickly build profitable IoT businesses.
The company’s customer base includes – Hyundai, Acura, Rand McNally, Leica, and Sprint. With the help of its technology platform and dedicated IoT and M2M services, the company is improving its customer’s business profitability – by reducing costs, improving operational efficiency, reducing time-to-market, and enabling unexplored revenue streams.