Telia Carrier and Ericsson Sign IoT Backbone Agreement

telia_carrierEricsson has signed an agreement with Telia Carrier to provide backhaul and interconnect solutions to customers who want to use Ericsson’s Device Connection Platform via a dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) backbone. IoT operators can now connect directly to Ericsson Device Connection Platform – using Telia International Carrier IoT backbone.

The Ericsson Device Connection Platform (DCP) is a cloud service enabling operators to offer connectivity management to enterprise customers. It enables operators to address new revenue streams from a vast variety of devices while simplifying the process and reducing the cost of connecting them. The platform supports operators in building up the M2M business from three perspectives, managed connectivity through the life cycle, sales preparation and business expansion.

“It’s pretty clear that IoT needs its own backbone. It’s one thing to connect the Internet of Things today, but if you consider we will soon be connecting smart cities and the cars that drive us, things are about to get real. Ericsson is one of the driving forces in IoT with the Networked Society. We are pleased to have been chosen to provide the connectivity it deserves,” said Brendan Ives, CEO of Telia Carrier.

This platform has more than 1,500 enterprises connected and Ericsson said it is growing rapidly. The Swedish firm has two nodes in Stockholm and Amsterdam and customers can connect to them through secure, scalable and e2e supported connectivity across Telia Carrier services.

Telia Carrier has 220 point of presence (PoP) worldwide and the Ericsson Device Connection Platform customers can now have access to any of them that could dramatically shorten the lead time and number of connectivity providers to reach the platform services, Ericsson said in a statement.

“Our operator customers can now connect directly to our Device Connection Platform with a pre-integrated, scalable & secure backbone solution. The combined offering from Telia Carrier and Ericsson is fully aligned to provide the SLAs demanded by business-critical IoT applications,” said Anders Olin, Vice President Product Area Network Functions with Business Unit Cloud & IP, Ericsson.

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