The Internet of Things (IoT) is creating many exciting opportunities for our customers. We’ve seen the technology applied in many different ways – from smart parks that make our communities better places to live through to our recent vehicle to pedestrian trials which could help make our roads safer in the future.

Today, we’re pleased to announce that we’re bolstering our IoT offering with the acquisition of MTData.

MTData is an Australian-grown innovation success story, with a team that specialises in providing fleet management solutions for customers in Australia and globally. The acquisition will form a key pillar of our Connected Vehicle offering delivered in the IoT footprint on our mobile network, which is the largest in Australia and one of the largest in the world.

MTData will bring fresh expertise to our business, including the technical know-how and software expertise to help fast track our Enterprise Connected Vehicle offerings. It’s part of our goal to build out our IoT ecosystem for our customers. It also supports Telstra’s focus on being a leading provider of innovative technology solutions for customers in Australia and globally.

I know that Matthew and the team at MTData are also looking forward to bringing their passion for innovation and their customers to Telstra.

Since MTData began in 2003, the team has been built on a culture of innovation and a resolute focus on developing solutions that provide a tangible benefit to their customers’ business. The team work with fleets from a variety of industries, from transport and logistics to forestry and agriculture, creating solutions that help their customers to improve fleet productivity and efficiency through technology.

Both the Telstra and MTData team see strong synergies with our IoT technologies and customer-centric cultures and we’re excited about what’s to come!