Ooredoo’s Indosat and Ericsson has launched a cloud-based Machine-to-Machine (M2M) platform in Indonesia. The platform, Ericsson Device Connection Platform (DCP), uses innovative technologies suited to developing markets, which create connected solutions to existing problems. Indosat is the first member of Ooredoo Group to launch this M2M platform with Qatar, Algeria and Tunisia scheduled to follow this year.
Dr Nasser Marafih, Group CEO, Ooredoo, says: “We are proud to offer this cutting-edge technology solution. Our cloud-based M2M service delivers a higher, faster level of support and more agile service for business customers. This launch is the first in a series of group-wide innovations that will deliver better results for businesses. Additionally the platform will play a key role in speeding up the implementation of smart city technologies, supporting our customer’s Connected Lives and helping develop smarter economies, smarter infrastructure, smarter environments and smarter governance in the markets that we operate.”
In 2020, it is predicted that there will be 50 billion connected devices around the world, enabled through the growing use of IoT/M2M communication. In Indonesia, IoT/M2M technology will drive business growth in sectors such as banking, transportation, energy, and public services through smart city. To contribute to this growth Indosat has a clear strategy and focus as well as an extensive range of IoT/M2M products and services from connectivity, managed connectivity and end-to-end solutions that are relevant and beneficial for businesses, government and consumer society.