State-run Indian operator BSNL has entered into an agreement with leading Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider Aeris to jointly tap the IoT market in India.
Together the companies will offer packaged IoT solutions and services to enterprises, small and medium businesses and public sector undertakings among other segments in India. This partnership will open doors for the wider propagation of IoT projects across the country as part of India's digital transformation drive.
BSNL is making focused efforts and planning initiatives to bridge the rural-urban digital divide in the ICT sector in India. Through its wide network, BSNL will enable IoT projects through solutions designed to meet various end uses such as improving supply chain efficiency, enhancing customer experience, tracking and monitoring assets, improving logistics and empowering smart cities.
Aeris IoT Services platform, a comprehensive end-to-end IoT enabler for enterprises, original equipment manufacturers and service providers around the world, will serve as a strong and robust foundation for projects involving IoT. The individual solutions will help enterprises of various sizes evolve into resilient, innovative and performance-driven entities that are future ready.
Shri Anupam Shrivastava, Chairman and Managing Director, BSNL, said: “BSNL has taken many steps to leverage technology to launch new services in line with the changing needs of our customers. IoT is an enabling technology that bears the potential to take India to a whole new level of development and our vision is to play a significant part in this endeavour. In the days to come we will, through this partnership, translate the potential of IoT into tangible benefits on the ground."
Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar, President, Aeris Communications India, said: “Our partnership will ensure faster permeation of IoT across India and help businesses and PSUs gain remarkable advantages while enabling innovation at all levels through ubiquitous connectivity and IoT solutions tailor-made for the challenges that Indian companies face."