Aeris Communications, a biggy in the global internet of things (IoT) space, is getting ready to enter India with big promises. The Santa Clara headquartered company, that claims to be the 7th biggest IoT player globally, would, in its first phase, focus on offering its enterprise grade IoT solutions for the Indian market.
“We are already in India with our solutions deployed at operators like Aircel, but that was when we were testing the waters,” Aeris India President Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar told M2MCafe at the sidelines of an Industry event in New Delhi.
“But now, we have plethora of services to offer for the Indian market, and we would start with enterprise applications,” he added.
For India, Aeris is ready with its IoT solutions in 5 different business segments – Connected cars, vehicle telemetry, asset management, healthcare and smartcities.
According to Bhatnagar, Aeris has signed up NDAs (non disclosure agreement) with three automobile companies in India. However, he did not disclose the name of the OEMS. Globally, it has partnered with Ford and Toyota for connected car solutions.
Similarly, the company is also in talks with various municipalities to offer its smartcity solutions like smartmetering, smart parking and smart garbage disposal solutions. In its initial stage, Aeris is in talks with the authorities of Mumbai, Pune and Thane for the smart city solutions.
In Asset management also, the company is at advanced stage of talks with few organisations, and if we go by Bhatnagar, the solutions would be launched very soon – may be in a couple of months.
The company is also ready with its IoT healthcare solution and in talks with one of India’s largest hospital chains.
Aeris, that was started as an MVNO in the US, changed its focus from connecting people to connect things and with people. So far, Aeris has connected more than 7.5 million devices – enterprise as well as consumer, and generates more than a billion conversations a day. The company hass 50 patents in its name and its M2M SIMs are used in 180 countries.