Singapore service provider, Singtel and Swedish telecom vendor, Ericsson conduct a joint demonstration of their Assured+ integrated IoT platform.
The two companies have jointly developed Assured+ to support IoT applications to help the end consumer benefit from connected life. Singtel and Ericsson are working towards creating a shared IoT ecosystem for service providers, networks and devices.
It seeks to resolve the problem of fragmentation of the IoT market and to provide customers a control over their connected devices.
“In order to realise the full potential of IoT and offer our customers the best user experience, we need to ensure collaboration between people, devices and networks,” SingTel CEO consumer Singapore Yuen Kuan Moon said.
“Singtel believes an open ecosystem and the Assured+ solution will enable us to achieve these aims. By integrating standalone applications into one solution, Assured+ will bring convenience to our customers and also pave the way for more IoT solutions, such as smart home, to be launched in a seamless manner.”
Ericsson has projected in its latest Mobility Report that there will be 18 billion IoT related devices by 2022.
Ericsson and Singtel had earlier in 2015 decided to collaborate to drive the deployment of 5G networks. The two companies had also worked together to launch speeds of 450Mbps speeds actoss Singtel’s 4G network.
Ericsson had also worked with Singtel to conduct a live trial to attain speeds of 1Gbps across 4G using 256 QAM downlink combined with 4×4 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) along with triple carrier aggregation technology. Singtel plans to roll out MIMO technology which is going to play a key role in increasing download speeds, especially so in high-traffic areas.