Menu

M2M FEATURE NEWS

Ericsson Announces Strategic Cooperation with MegaFon to Boost Connectivity

By Tabitha Naylor November 06, 2012

In order to develop the market around machine-to-machine connectivity, Ericsson announced a strategic cooperation with one of Russia's major operators, MegaFon, at the Open Innovations Forum in Moscow. Under the agreement, to cost effectively manage a large number of connected devices and machines for enterprises, MegaFon plans to use Ericsson's Device Connection Platform.

As part of the agreement, MegaFon will be provided with consulting services and utilities market research plus systems integration services by Ericsson. In a world of 50 billion connected devices, using mobile networks, many devices will communicate with applications and control systems, as foreseen by Ericsson.

Both enterprises and consumers will make use of numerous everyday devices that benefit from M2M connectivity at home, work, on the move, in remote locations and elsewhere. Utility meters, alarms, cars, buses and trucks and a wide range of consumer electronic devices are potential uses that are included.

Thus, in order to tailor enterprise offerings, for example in terms of price plans and bandwidth requirements for different M2M applications, operators need tools. In addition, they must be able to implement new applications fast. Provided as a service, the Device Connection Platform is a cloud-based managed connectivity platform.  To a variety of different industry needs, it enables operators to industrialize M2M connectivity services. 

In order to benefit from economies of scale, operators can address new revenue streams from a variety of devices while simplifying the process and reducing the cost of connecting them. While the platform facilitates smooth and efficient network provisioning, it also provides access to key functionalities including subscription management, device management and operator and enterprise self-service portals.

In order to leverage efficiencies along their customers' value chain from production to distribution, Ericsson will support MegaFon in offering services to enterprises from different industries thanks to its experience of the worldwide M2M market.




Edited by Brooke Neuman

Contributing Writer

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Related Articles

Restroom Efficiency: There's an App for That

By: Chrissie Cluney    5/5/2016

Nowadays there's an app for everything...No, seriously, everything!

Read More

Freewave Rolls Out Sensor-2-Server Zumlink Radio Series

By: Ken Briodagh    5/3/2016

FreeWave Technologies, an industrial M2M and IoT wireless networking solutions developer, has announced a new wireless IoT Sensor-2-Server solutions s…

Read More

Rethinking the SIM in the age of IoT

By: Special Guest    5/3/2016

With so many connected devices expected to hit the market in the coming years, SIMs (Subscriber Identity Modules) are also becoming crucial to the Int…

Read More

A Perfect Match: Hudson Fiber Network & Hospital for Special Surgery

By: Chrissie Cluney    4/28/2016

When a person is injured and they need the best medical assistance and attention they turn to the best hospital around. But where does the hospital go…

Read More

California City Selects Ingenu Machine Network for Smart City Plan

By: Special Guest    4/27/2016

Public RPMA network to serve as IoT connectivity backbone for California city's electricity distribution infrastructure

Read More