We’ve announced a partnership with Ericsson to deliver our Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity to global enterprises, by integrating Connectivity Management services from Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator solution (previously Device Connection Platform) with our own IoT solution and world-class mobile network. This means our customers will be able to deploy and manage IoT devices globally and at massive scale.
From March 30, our enterprise customers will be able to manage, access and track their linked IoT devices and assets at a local, national, or global level – bringing together more than 20 operators from over 100 countries in a unified view of devices and networks.
This extensive IoT access relies on the extensive Narrowband IoT and Cat M1 technology that we rolled out across our 4GX mobile networks, as one of the first carriers in the world to do so in September 2018. We now have over 3.5 million square kilometres of IoT coverage across our network, with support for IoT data connections from a distance of up to 100km from a mobile base station – 60km more than the 3GPP standards-based limits.
There will be support for eSIM (eUICC) capabilities via the connectivity management service from IoT Accelerator solution and other technologies that will allow global enterprise customers and OEMs to deploy their products and services more easily on Telstra’s network, allowing end users to enjoy the benefits of Telstra’s network capabilities on a local SIM profile.
With the ever-increasing expansion of the IoT market, our partnership with Ericsson will offer our customers an easier way to manage and scale connected devices and applications – and with our combination of NB IoT and Cat M1 technology, international enterprises across a range of industries will have international IoT connectivity solutions.
We’re demonstrating our extended-range Narrowband IoT capability at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona alongside Ericsson this week, and we look forward to enabling this new wave of IoT connectivity for our enterprise partners soon.