Internet of Things (IoT) is going to be the main focus for Ericsson. The technology giant seeks to increase the adoption of interconnected networks across sectors such as public safety, utilities, transport and smart cities.
Its IoT Accelerator, which will be launched in the third quarter this year will offer Ericsson’s own services as well as a third party marketplace for the enterprises to connect with the partners. The platforms’ capabilities will include data and device management, billing, connectivity services and analytics. Ericsson would add a self-service portal, a developer environment and software development kit. It would support all major connectivity standards, including NB-IoT, LTE Cat-M1 and EC-GSM-IoT technologies for LPWAN.
“We believe in empowering organizations to connect people, devices and things as quickly and easily as possible. We will initially focus on public safety, utilities, transport and smart cities customers, continuously adjusting to their needs and feedback, and improving ease of use and delivery speed through a DevOps approach to software development. We deliver these capabilities to our customers via the IoT Accelerator,” said Orvar Hurtig, Head of Industry & Society at Ericsson.
According to Ericsson, only the initial establishment to initiate IoT will be provided by the company alongside services such as business consulting, app development and maintenance, systems, integration and industry transformation. It will also set up regional business labs to help enterprises.