China Telecom has partnered Orange Business Services, HKT, and Telenor Connexion to extend its common platform for Internet of Things (IoT) to the European, African, Hong Kong and other Asian markets.
This came on the heels of the launch of China Telecom's IoT Open Platform with Ericsson. The IoT Open Platform, which is powered by Ericsson's Device Connection Platform (DCP), enables companies to manage their IoT devices from deployment, control, and scale. As such, it provides the enterprises with a unified overview and access of their networks.
With the strategic partnership, customers of the telcos will be allowed to deploy their IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) services using each other's network.
HKT will be the connectivity partner of China Telecom in Hong Kong, Telenor Connexion for Europe and other Asian regions, and Orange for Europe and Africa. In return, China Telecom will support the three companies for their connectivity in China.
In addition, the three companies will work with China Telecom to enhance their existing IoT capabilities and test new technologies such as Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) and LTE-M for the global market.
"We are excited to extend our partnership to the IoT space with our newly launched IoT Open Platform...we believe this partnership will allow companies to expand businesses into each other's territory and benefit their respective customers," said Deng Xiao Feng, managing director of Global Business Department at China Telecom.
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