dtac triNet to drive M2M in Thailand using Ericsson platform
By Digital News Asia July 22, 2013
- Thailand’s second-largest mobile operator to deploy Ericsson’s Device Connection Platform
- dtac TriNet’s enterprise customers will be able to monitor devices anytime and anywhere
THE market for enterprise M2M (machine-to-machine) solutions is growing, supported by rapid global adoption of mobile broadband needed for wireless M2M applications, Stockholm-based Ericsson said in a statement.
Industries are beginning to reap the benefits of introducing M2M into their business processes, in the form of increased efficiency and decreased operational expenses.
To address this growing market, dtac TriNet, a subsidiary of Thailand’s second-largest mobile operator dtac, has partnered with Ericsson to deploy the latter’s Device Connection Platform as a service to develop and enhance M2M products for enterprises.
The solution furnishes dtac TriNet and its customers with everything needed to deploy, manage and monetise millions of M2M and consumer electronics devices, Ericsson said.
“We partner with a number of companies that are experts in creating M2M applications that provide relevant and affordable services to the community,” said dtac chief executive officer, Jon Eddy Abdullah.
“Ericsson’s Device Connection Platform will enable dtac TriNet to provide flexibility and greater manageability in offering end-to-end M2M products and services to our enterprise customers,” he added.
The platform offers dtac TriNet and solution partners the opportunity to increase revenue and decrease operational costs, as well as shorten time to market, Ericsson claimed.
With an M2M platform, dtac TriNet’s enterprise customers gain the ability to monitor devices anytime and anywhere, access information quickly and accurately, and integrate easily into existing systems.
The company's current M2M offerings include smart metering and point of sales solutions, fleet management, logistics and delivery, personal tracking and mobile surveillance.
In addition, Ericsson will utilise its local and global expertise to accelerate dtac TriNet’s M2M go-to-market plans, and provide device testing. The ecosystem created by Ericsson’s Device Connection Platform will allow for mutually beneficial business growth for both dtac TriNet and its partners.
“We work closely with dtac and support its strategy to grow its M2M market and to lead M2M services in the country,” said Ericsson Thailand president, Joacim Damgard.
“This strategic partnership is in line with Ericsson’s vision that there will be more than 50 billion connected devices around the world – mainly through M2M – by 2020,” he added.
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