Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Cisco and Telstra Sign 5-Year IoT Agreement

SAN JOSE, Calif. and MELBOURNE, Australia — Cisco and Telstra are continuing their collaboration to provide “advanced connectivity management” for Internet of Things (IoT) services to Telstra’s customers.

The extended partnership is part of a five-year agreement based on the Telstra IoT Control Center powered by Cisco, according to the companies this month. 

The wireless carrier Telstra uses Cisco’s IoT Control Center software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution to advance its business goals and grow new revenue streams. 

Telstra is serving “thousands of customers,” including Australia’s major financial institutions, retailers and government, offering visibility and flexibility to manage their businesses and “turn IoT data into decisions.”

The Telstra IoT management platform helps customers automate and manage large-scale IoT deployments. 

“This means customers can be faster to market, lower costs, increase reliability, and take actions through the platform’s insights,” said Mark Chapman, group owner of industry solutions and IoT, Telstra. 

Telstra has used Cisco’s IoT Control Center for over 10 years.

Cisco’s IoT Control Center is a mobile IoT SaaS platform with various applications, such as connected cars. The platform is used by over 50 service provider networks and 30,000 enterprises supporting more than 185 million connected devices. 

Cisco is continuing to work with its service provider customers, like Telstra, to explore 5G use cases that will drive value, including private 5G, as the platform supports both 5G stand-alone (SA) and non-stand-alone (NSA) networks.

“We continue to scale up our IoT software and platform offerings across several industry verticals, while leveraging Australia’s largest IoT network with over four million IoT devices now connected,” Chapman said. 

Cisco and Telstra have “a long history driving innovation” in networking, 5G, and collaboration solutions, said Masum Mir, VP of mobility, automation and IoT control, Cisco. 

“Together, we continue to empower autonomous industries and connected communities in Australia, with smart infrastructure designed to support the future of connectivity with 5G,” Mir said.

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