Photo - Todd Ashton, President of Ericsson Malaysia & Sri Lanka.
DiGi Telecommunications (DiGi) will migrate to communications solutions provider Ericcson's machine-to-machine (M2M) platform as a service to provide customers with the ability to manage and monetise millions of M2M and consumer devices, said the Malaysian telco.
DiGi head of M2M (strategy) Akash Das said the Ericsson platform would streamline DiGi's Device Connection platform and help enterprise customers to monitor devices anytime and anywhere.
"DiGi's existing customers across several industry verticals will now be gradually migrated to the Ericsson Device Connection Platform," said Das. "This strategic development will allow us to strengthen our M2M offerings to our growing customer base, and it will ready our customers for new business strategies that rely on a broad spectrum of devices as data services become more mature in Malaysia. This new platform will enable DiGi to offer the highest level of reliable and flexible M2M connectivity services to our enterprise customers."
He said Ericsson will also 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.
Ericsson Malaysia and Sri Lanka president Todd Ashton said: "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," said Ashton.
Sign up for CIO Asia eNewsletters.