Mumbai: Tata Communications announced on Wednesday that it is working with China Telecom Global to launch Internet of Things (IoT) service in the Chinese market.
The partnership will allow companies to deploy and manage IoT devices easily and cost-effectively within China and internationally across multiple industries, including consumer and industrial electronics manufacturing, automotive, transport and logistics.
“The very nature of IoT in areas like automotive infotainment and air travel means that these ‘things’ require borderless, secure and scalable connectivity to allow businesses to capture, move and manage the valuable information they generate on a global scale,” said Anthony Bartolo, Chief Product Officer of Tata Communications.
The Tata Communications MOVE service leverages the company’s relationships with more than 600 mobile network operators worldwide to ensure that a new IoT-enabled wearable device or automotive system, for example, can be instantly connected anywhere in the world.
Deng Xiaofeng, CEO of China Telecom Global, said: “As the volume of connected ‘things’ continues to grow, we are able to give our customers complete visibility and control to make the management of hundreds of thousands of IoT devices easier on a global scale. We also look forward to providing Tata Communications’ customers with reliable IoT connectivity in the
Greater China region.”
According to the China Economic Information Service, China’s IoT industry achieved a compound annual growth rate of more than 25 per cent between 2009 and 2017 with the market estimated at 222.6 billion dollars.
GSMA Intelligence expects there to be 13.8 billion industrial IoT connections globally by 2025, with almost a third or 4.1 billion of these connections to stem from Greater China.