Malaysian operator DiGi Telecommunications has selected Ericsson to implement the Device Connection Platform, delivered as a service by Ericsson. The solution will provide DiGi and its enterprise customers with everything they need to deploy, manage and monetize millions of machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer-electronics devices.
A managed connectivity platform, the Ericsson Device Connection Platform is a service allowing mobile operators and MVNOs to provide wholesale M2M connectivity to enterprises. 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 – benefiting from economies of scale. The platform provides access to key functionalities including subscription and device management, and operator and enterprise self-service portals.
The Ericsson Device Connection Platform will allow DiGi to increase revenue and cut both operational costs and time–to-market, Ericsson said. The M2M platform will enable DiGi’s enterprise customers to monitor devices anytime and anywhere, access information quickly and accurately, and integrate easily into existing systems over the complete device life cycle.
Ericsson said it will use its local and global consulting and systems integration expertise to accelerate DiGi’s M2M go-to-market plans, while the ecosystem created by the Device Connection Platform will help generate business growth for the operator as well as its customers and partners.
Todd Ashton, President of Ericsson Malaysia and Sri Lanka, says: “As DiGi’s M2M partner, we will support its strategy of growing to become one of Malaysia’s leading operators in the M2M-services arena. This partnership is in line with Ericsson’s vision of the Networked Society where any device that benefits from a connection is connected, making people’s lives and businesses better and more efficient. We expect that there will be more than 50 billion devices connected around the world by 2020, mainly using M2M connectivity.
“Enterprises often have to address multiple challenges that hinder them from launching services using connected devices. Partnering with Ericsson removes those barriers, so an M2M business can scale up quickly.”