Monday, February 23, 2015

Bridge Alliance Picks Ericsson for Internet of Things

Bridge Alliance, composed of 36 mobile operators from Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, will deploy the Ericsson Device Connectivity Platform (DCP) multi-domestic solution for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Bridge Alliance will allow device manufacturers, enterprises or service providers to deploy their IoT services in multiple countries with the benefits of a domestic quality of service and commercial conditions. This includes a single global SIM card, harmonized service levels and business processes. They can also leverage access to DCP consumer services to manage new B2B2C business models.

Ericsson said its solution significantly reduces barriers to deployment for these enterprises, keeping total cost of ownership low while maximizing quality of service.

"The partnership with the Bridge Alliance members to deploy the Ericsson DCP is a critical milestone to make the adoption of cellular services in IoT devices economically viable for device OEM and enterprises," stated Anders Lindblad, Senior Vice President, Business Unit Cloud & IP, Ericsson.

Alessandro Adriani, CEO of Bridge Alliance, says: "The combination of Ericsson's technology leadership in IoT connectivity and Bridge Alliance's geographical coverage is an unmatched vehicle for any device original equipment manufacturer or enterprise looking to propel its business. Offering this unified experience requires more than just harmonizing interfaces across mobile operators. We have done more with Ericsson, including standardizing our footprint on a common core network. This will truly guarantee harmonized sets of features and service levels within the footprint to our customers."