NetComm Wireless enters into IoT tie-up with Ericsson

IIoT developer NetComm Wireless has joined Ericsson’s cloud-based IoT Accelerator platform by partnering with the Swedish telco to help the adoption of Massive IoT.

In a statement, NetComm Wireless said that its industrial grade 4G LTE Machine-to-Machine (M2M) devices, which integrate lightweight M2M (LwM2M), currently inter-operate with the Ericsson platform to make it possible for devices to work globally.

Commenting on the tie-up, NetComm Wireless’ COO Timo Brouwer said: "The new collaboration will help to address the fragmentation challenges that the IoT ecosystem has faced from the outset and we're pleased to join Ericsson in enabling the uptake of IoT by operators and enterprises more seamlessly.”

"Operators and other ecosystem players now have global access to tools that eliminate the high development costs and proprietary restrictions that stand in the way of large-scale IoT deployments," Brouwer added.

Steffen Conradsen, head of device and application partner ecosystem, IoT at Ericsson, said: "We're in full progress of expanding the IoT Ecosystem of device and application partners interoperable with the IoT Accelerator platform, and we see this collaboration with NetComm Wireless and the portfolio of IIoT devices that they bring as a great contribution to that ecosystem, unleashing opportunities on the Internet of Things for operators leveraging cellular connectivity.”

Defined as an open device management protocol, LwM2M allows data transport in minimal amounts between devices and their management platforms. The NetComm Wireless-brand LwM2M devices, which eases remote management, can be deployed in the US, UAE, Europe, Australia, Canada, South East Asia, and Japan.

Via the Ericsson IoT Accelerator platform, operators as well as IoT players can go-to-market at a quicker pace with marginal risk factor to access LwM2M devices. These devices facilitate mass deployment of IoT in multiple industry verticals including automotive and manufacturing.

Back in January Ericsson, in its Consumer and Industry Insight report, highlighted six consumer recommendations for mobile operators that they should address to build a foundation for the adoption of 5G.

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