Ericsson is to supply its Device Connectivity Platform to China Mobile as it looks to manage up 200 million IoT connections in the next few years.

The two companies have signed a strategic agreement that sees the Sweden-based vendor help the operator to manage technological and service aspects of its IoT offering.

Specifically, the platform will allow China Mobile to integrate the resources of roaming partners and offer “reliable” connectivity to business customers, Ericsson said.

This will include managing connections, providing a consistent service to global enterprise customers as well as exploring new IoT markets.

The agreement was signed at the China Mobile Global Partner Conference in Guanghzhou in December.

China Mobile Executive Vice President Yuejia Sha said his company expects to have to manage 200 million IoT connections by 2020.

It joins over 20 other operators who have signed up to Ericsson’s Device Connectivity Platform.

Japan’s KDDI was another recent convert, signing up for the service last June.

It is the second deal that China Mobile and Ericsson have announced this week.

The two companies have also signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on Cloud RAN technology.

Chris Houghton, Head of Region North East Asia at Ericsson, said: “We look forward to supporting China Mobile and developing this business while accelerating large-scale deployments of Internet of Things across the world."

Ericsson is going through a painful restructuring as it looks to return to profitability and focus on new areas.

More News

Iliad enters content game in France, finally launches Italian mobile business Iliad enters content game in France, finally launches Italian mobile business Iliad has acquired football rights in France and launched its opco in Italy as it looks to reboot after a disappointing set of financial results. More detail
Three UK appoints new CCO, CFO Three UK appoints new CCO, CFO The departure of Three UK's Chief Commercial Officer after just 18 months in the job has triggered a shake-up of the mobile operator's top team. More detail
TalkTalk to sell enterprise customer base to Daisy as it registers full-year loss TalkTalk to sell enterprise customer base to Daisy as it registers full-year loss TalkTalk has agreed to sell 80,000 business customers to rival Daisy Group in a £175 million deal. More detail
A1 Telekom Austria Group rebrand reaches Bulgaria A1 Telekom Austria Group rebrand reaches Bulgaria Bulgaria is the third A1 Telekom Austria Group opco to get rebranded as the telco looks to market itself as a provider of "advanced" IT, IoT, cloud and content services. More detail
Orange Business Services puts IoT to use on saving ships’ fuel costs Orange Business Services puts IoT to use on saving ships’ fuel costs Orange Business Services has expanded its work with Dobroflot by developing a customised IoT solution for the Russian fishing company. More detail
    

 

European Communications is now
Mobile Europe and European Communications

  

From June 2018, European Communications magazine 
has merged with its sister title Mobile Europe, into 
Mobile Europe and European Communications.

No more new content is being published on this site - 

for the latest news and features, please go to:
www.mobileeurope.co.uk 

 

@eurocomms