HCL Technologies and Tele 2, one of the leading European telecommunications operators have announced a strategic partnership to address the substantial market opportunities for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in Europe.
By focusing on the Healthcare segment in Europe, the two companies will jointly address one of the fastest growing areas of the M2M/IoT market. For example, in healthcare the two companies are planning to develop remote patient monitoring systems that are enabled through smartphones. HCL and Tele2 will work together in an effort to reduce transactional and operational costs for their partners, whilst tapping into the lucrative revenue opportunities that exist within the European IoT/M2M market.
HCL will be responsible for the implementation, integration, roll-out and ongoing support of M2M/IoT solutions, in addition to device connectivity through its flagship Device Gateway product – Aegis. This becomes feasible through Tele2’s Control Centre, which is the market leading M2M/IoT connectivity platform in the world.
Rami Avidan, Commercial Director at Tele2 M2M Global Solutions said, “We are delighted to partner with a company that has such strong M2M and IoT capabilities as HCL. Our unique and focused partnership approach to the M2M and IoT market has so far proven very successful, enabling us to concentrate on creating the best possible value solutions to address our customers’ needs. Through partnering with HCL, we will now be able to tap into the healthcare vertical with an extremely competitive offering.”
Sukamal Banerjee, Senior Vice President, ERS, HCL Technologies said, “We are very pleased to partner with Tele2 and look forward to developing new and exciting M2M and IoT opportunities together in Europe. Tele2’s dedicated and fully integrated business unit for M2M solutions demonstrates its clear commitment to this market; earmarking it as our clear partner of choice.”
HCL’s carrier grade M2M/IoT platform, along with its Device Gateway Solution, Systems integration and Roll-Out, and adjacent sector expertise; combined with Tele2’s 2G/3G and next-generation 4G connectivity services and dedicated Operations Control Centre, will offer a holistic solution to support the stringent business needs of businesses in the M2M/IoT space.