Console Connect launches Asia IoT Gateway

29 November 2021 | Melanie Mingas

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There's a new way to routes data between IoT devices and the cloud after Console Connect launched Asia IoT Gateway.

Designed to enhance the security, speed and performance of IoT connectivity in Asia, the platform provides direct access to all hyperscale cloud providers, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud, Alibaba Cloud and more.

Businesses can use the Asia IoT Gateway to deliver their IoT traffic, reducing device connectivity latency by approximately 70%. Traffic is delivered via a private connection with no exposure to the public internet that offers significant security benefits.

The Hong-Kong based firm said: "Console Connect IoT is transforming how businesses experience and manage their global IoT connectivity, giving them real-time activation and deactivation, traffic usage monitoring, and customisable rules, all via self-service portals.

"Console Connect has recently expanded its global IoT connectivity offering by enabling businesses to order and manage their SIMs directly through the Console Connect management portal."

In October 2020, PCCW Global signed a deal with Prague-based systems company Neeco to deliver IoT services in the Asia Pacific region. Under that partnership, Neeco made use of PCCW Global’s Console Connect IoT solution to provide greater coverage and more reliable IoT mobile connectivity for clients in the region, as well as its 3G and 4G SIM cards that would be used with Neeco's own IoT applications.

The Asia IoT Gateway launch comes only months after insight from Frost & Sullivan forecast the Asia-Pacific region's IoT market is on track to reach $436.77bn in revenue by 2026.

Their research concluded that smart cities, along with growing 4G/LTE and 5G investments and reduced IoT sensor costs, would drive the growth.

Helping to meet this rising demand for IoT device connectivity across the region, the Console Connect Asia IoT Gateway – which routes data between IoT devices and the cloud - improves latency and end-user experience for Asia-based traffic.

Further, it presents new IoT application options for businesses and their Asian-based traffic, with the option to leverage PCCW Global’s high-speed global network and manage their global IoT connectivity through Console Connect.