18 May 2017
| Alan Burkitt-Gray
Ericsson has partnered with Microsoft for a project it hopes will help simplify the launch of internet of things (IoT) services for enterprises.
The Ericsson IoT Accelerator links with Microsoft Azure,
allowing enterprises looking to deploy IoT services to use
Microsoft’s cloud service.
Azure connects the enterprises directly to the ecosystem of a
number of mobile operators using a connectivity management
solution developed by Ericsson, called the Ericsson Device
Ericsson said the DCP, which is part of the IoT Accelerator,
allows telecom operators to design, launch and evolve managed
IoT connectivity offerings towards enterprises requiring
cellular connectivity. It also provides enterprises with full
control and automation capabilities to handle the connectivity
for their IoT devices.
Niklas Heuveldop, chief strategy officer and head of technology
and Emerging Business, Ericsson, says: "The latest Ericsson
Mobility Report reveals that the Internet of Things will
surpass mobile phones as the largest category of connected
devices in 2018.
"Today, enterprises are facing a major challenge of complexity
in IoT deployment. By combining industry-leading innovation and
ecosystems, our collaboration with Microsoft removes complexity
and brings the possibilities of the IoT closer for enterprises
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