The new service will also play a key part in making the Government’s Digital India smart cities project a reality
Telecommunications service provider Reliance Group has embarked on a new Internet of Things (IoT) venture in India in partnership with Cisco Jasper.
The business unit called Unlimit will be dedicated to providing IoT services to enterprise customers throughout the country and will see it combine the connectivity management platform of Cisco Jasper with Reliance’s mobile network.
“IoT is a critical enabler for India’s growth, and businesses throughout the country are already utilising its huge potential to help deliver innovative new services to their customers, while reducing cost and increasing revenue,” said Juergen Hase, chief executive officer, Unlimit.
“We are delighted to partner with Cisco Jasper, and this strategic partnership will strengthen the market position of Unlimit significantly.”
In addition to enabling business transformation for companies throughout India, the partners said the new IoT service will also play a prominent role in making the Digital India project -- a government program committed to building 100 smart cities to increase the quality of life for residents -- a reality.
Reliable connectivity and the ability to easily manage the multitude of connected services involved in smart cities are two requirements to ensure the success of the Digital India initiative.
Cisco also announced that it is expanding its commitment to India by actively hiring world-class IoT engineering talent in India to join the Cisco Jasper team in the Cisco Innovation Centre, located in Bangalore.
“We are a company with deep roots in India, as both myself and one of my co-founders were born and raised here,” said Jahangir Mohammed, general manager of Cisco Jasper (and former co-founder and CEO of Jasper).
“It is inspiring to see both the Government and enterprises throughout India invest in IoT to advance both the country and commerce, which is why we are making our own investment in this market. Reliance Group’s deep commitment to advancing IoT throughout the country makes [it] an ideal partner.”
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