Reliance and Jasper pen IoT partnership
Reliance Communications has partnered with global internet of things (IoT) platform Jasper, to enable enterprises in India to launch, manage and monetise next-generation IoT businesses.
Reliance is Jasper’s only telecoms partner in the country and the agreement will combine Reliance’s 11 data centres in the country, as well as its global cloud exchange (Cloud X) platform, with Jasper’s global IoT services platform.
The agreement is designed to enable enterprises to capitalise on IoT services, and it marks a step towards the reality of smart cities under India’s ‘Digital India’ initiative.
“Businesses through India, as well as India’s own infrastructure and services, are undergoing a massive transformation. Reliable networks, innovative cloud computing and scalable IoT platforms are critical to enabling this revolution,” said Bill Barney, CEO at Reliance Communications (enterprise) and Global Cloud Xchange.
“We are pleased to team up with Jasper in this important deployment of IoT services, enabling businesses across India to build, implement and go to market faster, while gaining real-time visibility, control and service reliability.”
Reliance Group companies will be the anchor clients for the IoT roll-out in India, and a dedicated technical team from Reliance and Jasper will manage the process.
“India is investing a great deal to empower citizens and enterprises with cutting-edge technology and infrastructure, and as a result, there is a large demand for cloud and IoT services,” said Jahangir Mohammed, founder and CEO at Jasper.
“This partnership allows us to support enterprises and governments throughout India in optimising and automating every stage of their IoT service lifecycle, enabling companies to get the most out of their devices, networks and applications.”