KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 (Bernama) — Axiata Group Bhd’s Sri Lankan unit, Dialog Axiata plc, has picked Ericsson to provide machine-to-machine (M2M) connections.
In a statement here Tuesday, Ericsson said its Device Connection Platform would provide Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider with everything it needed to deploy, manage and monetize millions of M2M connections.”The platform will enable Dialog Axiata to increase revenue and cut both operational costs and time-to-market,” it said.
Ericsson said the ecosystem created by the platform would help generate business growth for the operator as well as its customers and partners.Dialog Axiata currently addressed M2M services across diverse vertical industries, including utilities, finance, telematics and transport, it said.
Todd Ashton, President of Ericsson Malaysia and Sri Lanka, said Dialog Axiata customers would benefit from continuous and sustainable, long-term competitive solutions based on Ericsson’s global service leadership and research and development capabilities, ensuring efficient and reliable connectivity for their devices.
“We see a world with 50 billion connected devices in the next few years, and our platform will allow Dialog Axiata and its customers to take advantage of these connections,” he said. Dialog Enterprise Group Chief Officer, Jeremy Huxtable, said the company wanted the customers to benefit from state-of-the-art functionalities to deploy, scale, and operate millions of M2M connections.
“M2M also allows for simplified and improved processes, and this brings us a step forward in capitalising on existing assets to drive market leadership of M2M in Sri Lanka,” he said.
Dialog Enterprise is the corporate solutions arm of Dialog Axiata.