MWC19 news roundup: SAP Leonardo IoT, AT&T and Vodafone team up, Telstra and Ericsson collaborate
MWC19 The industry converged on Barcelona last week for the traditional four days of news and networking which comprises MWC19. Here are some stories you may have missed, compiled by IoT News:
SAP has released its all-inclusive technology, called SAP Leonardo IoT, which generates and drives digital transformation for IIoT and Industry 4.0. The software firm also announced Microsoft Azure IoT Hub’s cloud-to-cloud interoperability with SAP Leonardo IoT, which offers a choice of connectivity and device management to customers.
SAP Leonardo IoT will allow customers to embed IoT into line-of-business (LoB) solutions, augment their business applications with IoT and develop new business models that are based on the newly generated IoT data.
The collaboration between the two companies also includes a plan wherein they plan to allow the customers to use Microsoft Azure IoT Hub as the connectivity and device management layer for IoT telemetry data that is seamlessly relayed to SAP Leonardo IoT. Additionally, the SAP Leonardo IoT Edge would provide them an option to extend support for their business processes locally on top of Microsoft Azure IoT Edge runtime.
Telecom giants AT&T and Vodafone Business have also joined forces to expedite IoT connectivity and innovation in the automotive industry. They are aiming to combine their industry-leading expertise for the development of superior and consistent connected car solutions and experiences for customers across North America, Europe and Africa. Automakers go through many challenges while rolling out connected car solutions across nations.
Every market has unique set of requirements and regulations, and it can be complicated for these companies to work across multiple network operators and vendors. This is where AT&T and Vodafone Business enter to solve their problems, with a goal to simply their deployment process, improve operations, deliver innovative solutions, and make the network certification process easier.
Their partnership will focus on areas, such as 5G and autonomous vehicle technology, V2X capabilities (vehicle-to-everything), in-vehicle entertainment, connected car applications and services, global service quality models, and connected car/ smart cities intersection.
Australian telecom giant Telstra has also collaborated with Ericsson to provide IoT connectivity to global enterprises.
Telstra will integrate Ericsson’s Connectivity Management services from Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator solution into its own IoT solution and mobile network. They will also offer support for eSIM (eUICC) capabilities through the connectivity management service from IoT Accelerator solution and other technologies, which will allow global enterprise customers and OEMs to deploy their products and services easily on Telstra’s network. This will allow end users to take the benefits of Telstra’s network capabilities on a local SIM profile.
Håkan Eriksson, technology executive and CTO at Telstra, said: “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 technologies, international enterprises, across a range of industries, will have international IoT connectivity solutions.”
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