To tap the Internet of Things (IoT) market in India, State-run telecom operator, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) has entered into an agreement with leading IoT solutions provider Aeris Communications.
Under the agreement, both the companies will offer packaged IoT solutions and services to enterprises, small and medium businesses and public sector undertakings among other segments in India.
"As a leading Indian telecom player, 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 endeavor. Our tie-up with Aeris Communications is our first step in this direction. In the days to come we will, through this partnership, translate the potential of IoT into tangible benefits on the ground," said Anupam Shrivastava, Chairman, and Managing Director, BSNL.
BSNL says that 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 the only service provider, making focused efforts and planned initiatives to bridge the rural-urban digital divide in ICT sector in India.
Our tie-up with BSNL is a multi-dimensional one and I am confident that this relationship will transform the contours of the IoT landscape in the country. 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," said Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar, President, Aeris Communications India.
Aeris IoT Services platform, a comprehensive, patented and 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.