Reliance Communications (RCom), part of the Anil Ambani-led group, has partnered with global Internet of Things (IoT) platform leader Jasper to enable enterprises throughout India to launch, manage and monetise next-generation IoT businesses, the company said in a filing in the Bombay Stock Exchange on Thursday.
RCom is Jasper's sole telecom partner in India.
This partnership pairs the capabilities of RCom's 11 data centre facilities and its Global Cloud Exchange platform with Jasper's global IoT services platform to enable enterprises to capitalise on IoT services, the company said in a statement.
"This also marks yet another step forward in delivering the infrastructure and IoT platform required to facilitate the diverse array of projects under the Indian government's 'Digital India' initiative," the statement added.
"Businesses throughout India -- as well as India's own infrastructure and services -- are undergoing a massive transformation. Reliable networks, innovative cloud computing and scalable IoT platforms are critical to enabling this revolution," Bill Barney, CEO, Reliance Communications (Enterprise) & Global Cloud Xchange, said.
"We are pleased to team up with Jasper in this important deployment of IoT services, enabling businesses across India to build, implement and go to market faster, while gaining real-time visibility, control and service reliability," he added.
"India is investing a great deal to empower citizens and enterprises with cutting-edge technology and infrastructure, and as a result, there is a large demand for Cloud and IoT services," Jahangir Mohammed, founder and CEO of Jasper, said.
"This partnership allows us to support enterprises and governments throughout India in optimising and automating every stage of their IoT service life-cycle, enabling companies to get the most out of their devices, networks and applications," he added.
In collaboration with Reliance, the Jasper Control Centre platform will enable enterprises throughout India to deliver IoT services that create value for customers and unlock new and recurring sources of revenue for business.