Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announced its partnership with XL Axiata to provide Ericsson IoT Accelerator and its connectivity management services in Indonesia. This collaboration marks Ericsson's commitment to deliver IoT connectivity services in Indonesia through XL Axiata.
XL Axiata’s enterprise customers will be able to control and track their IoT devices and assets with one unified connectivity management service. This solution also allows a real time control of devices and subscriptions, and access to an international IoT ecosystem.
Kirill Mankovski, Chief Enterprise & SME Officer, XL Axiata, says: “We are truly committed to be the leading IoT services provider in Indonesia. Thus, we are very delighted about this IoT Accelerator connectivity management services partnership with Ericsson Indonesia that will enable us to further drive the expansion and the reach of our IoT businesses to better serve our customers in Indonesia.”
IoT is quickly becoming a reality for growth and differentiation in every industry. In Indonesia, the industry digitalization, powered by 5G and IoT, is forecasted to enable 6bn USD addressable revenue for operators by 2026. However, these new opportunities will not come to life without a solid backend that provides efficiency in operations and new ways to use connectivity.
Jerry Soper, Head of Ericsson Indonesia, says: “This partnership really highlights how seriously XL Axiata intends to develop its IoT business in Indonesia. We are very confident that this partnership will help expedite the growth of XL Axiata’s IoT services that can bring additional value to any IoT solution, in any industry, from heavy machinery to wireless medical devices.”
Ericsson IoT Accelerator and its connectivity management service (previously called Device Connection Platform) is a global, unified connectivity and device management platform that is now supporting more than 30 operators from 100+ countries that service more than 3,500 enterprises in various industries to manage IoT connectivity services worldwide.
The solution offers enterprise customers reliable connectivity based on service level agreements and a common, unified view of devices and access networks.
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About XL Axiata
PT XL Axiata Tbk. is one of the major cellular providers in Indonesia. XL’s focus is to provide digital services for the people of Indonesia as well as to encourage the development of Indonesia’s digital economy. XL commenced operations on the 8th of October 1996 and now provides various digital services for both the consumer and corporate segments which is supported by its wide and high-quality network across the nation. Since December 2014, XL began to deploy its 4G LTE network with a nationwide commercial roll-out of 4G LTE services commencing July 2015. XL is part of the Axiata Group (“Group”). The Group’s mobile subsidiaries and associates operate under the brand name ‘Celcom’ in Malaysia, ‘Dialog’ in Sri Lanka, ‘Robi’ in Bangladesh, ‘Smart’ in Cambodia, ‘Ncell’ in Nepal, ‘Idea’ in India and ‘M1’ in Singapore. www.xl.co.id