Three Group, Monday announced a partnership with Cisco Jasper which extends Three Group’s capabilities in the global Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace.
From mid-2017, Three Group’s enterprise customers wanting to launch IoT services will be able to do so using Cisco Jasper’s connectivity management platform, Control Center. Customers will be able to access Control Center locally through Three Group’s national networks, while global customers will have the option of accessing Control Center through Hue, Three Group’s mobile enabling services division.
Three Group, which is part of the conglomerate CK Hutchison, serves over 90 million customers across three continents using networks built for fast mobile data. This partnership represents a significant move by Three Group to extend its capabilities in the burgeoning IoT space, leveraging its global portfolio of high-speed mobile networks to the advantage of the IoT market.
The Three Group sees significant demand for the Control Center platform in all of its markets and particularly from the following segments:
Connected Car – Connected Car initiatives enable auto makers worldwide to transform their vehicles into connected hubs capable of delivering services that enhance the driver’s experience, drive new revenue and deliver powerful Research & Development insight into vehicle performance. As the autonomous car market evolves, the role of reliable, automated connectivity will be critical to the delivery of ongoing services, said Cisco.
Building Security and Automation – Connectivity has transformed how we interact with both commercial properties and our homes, making them more efficient, secure and responsive to our needs. The services that make these outcomes possible have changed both experiences and expectations, and are becoming increasingly essential.
Transportation and Logistics – IoT is a critical enabler for optimizing and automating transportation and logistics businesses. With real-time location views and comprehensive historical data, the Cisco Jasper Control Center platform helps companies improve fleet performance and enables maximum business efficiency at point of departure, during carriage and at point of arrival.
Beyond telecommunications, CK Hutchison also operates businesses globally in the ports, retail, infrastructure and energy sectors. These sectors are rapidly seeking IoT services to streamline and improve business functionality and insight.