MTN First in South Africa to Deploy Cisco Jasper to Deliver IoT/M2M Services

MTN First in South Africa to Deploy Cisco Jasper to Deliver IoT/M2M Services Image Credit: Cisco

MTN announced a partnership with Cisco Jasper to enable their business customers throughout Africa to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) services worldwide.

MTN will be the first mobile operator in South Africa to deploy Cisco Jasper Control Center, the leading automated connectivity management platform for IoT.

The partnership also represents Cisco Jasper’s initial expansion into South Africa.

While this solution will initially be rolled out in South Africa, plans are in place to leverage MTN’s data centres across its 22 points of presence across Africa.

MTN sees significant demand for the Control Center platform across all markets, and particularly from the following segments:

 - Telematics & Vehicle Diagnostics – Connected Car initiatives enable auto makers worldwide to constantly monitor the performance of their vehicles and proactively address any issues before they cause a problem for drivers. 

 - Vehicle Tracking – Vehicle connectivity enables a range of vehicle tracking services, from remote tracking to aid in recovery of stolen vehicles to the monitoring of vehicles for better fleet management.

 - 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. 

 - Logistics – IoT is a critical enabler for optimizing and automating logistics businesses. Cisco Jasper Control Center enables companies to increase productivity and profitability with real-time visibility, automated controls, and remote diagnostics that optimize performance and quickly identify, solve and prevent issues.

Marianna Kruger, General Manager for ICT Solutions, MTN Business
The combination of our powerful mobile networks and Cisco Jasper’s leading IoT platform will empower our customers to deliver new connected services that generate recurring revenues, while also enhancing their customers’ experiences. 

Kalle Ward, Managing Director, EMEAR, IoT Cloud, Cisco Jasper 
We do this by partnering with the most strategic mobile operators, and by combining the Control Center platform with their mobile networks and expertise, together we help businesses automate and manage the delivery of their IoT services globally.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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