Malaysian telecoms operator DiGi has become a high-profile customer of Ericsson’s M2M platform as it looks to fortify its M2M offerings.
Ericsson is likely to have been an obvious choice for the subsidiary of Norway’s Telenor (Fornebu, Norway), whose Telenor Connexion M2M division already has a relationship with the Swedish vendor.
Ericsson (Stockholm, Sweden) says the platform will allow DiGi (Shah Alam, Malaysia) to reduce time-to-market for M2M applications, boosting revenue and reducing operational costs.
DiGi will also be able to draw on Ericsson’s consulting services and systems integration expertise to speed up its M2M deployments, as well as tap into the Ericsson M2M ecosystem.
DiGi already claims to provide M2M services in a number of vertical markets, and says it will gradually migrate its customers to the Ericsson platform.
“This strategic development will allow us to strengthen our M2M offerings to our growing customer base, and it will ready our customers for new business strategies that rely on a broad spectrum of devices as data services become more mature in Malaysia,” said Akash Das, DiGi’s head of M2M strategy.
Ericsson says its expertise will help DiGi to establish itself as one of Malaysia’s leading operators in the M2M area.
“Enterprises often have to address multiple challenges that hinder them from launching services using connected devices,” said Todd Ashton, the president of Ericsson Malaysia and Sri Lanka. “Partnering with Ericsson removes those barriers, so an M2M business can scale up quickly.”
Ericsson’s platform is now used by a number of major operators around the world, including Three UK (Maidenhead, UK), TeliaSonera (Stockholm, Sweden), MegaFon (Moscow, Russia), Swisscom (Worblaufen, Switzerland) and XL Axiata (Jakarta, Indonesia).