Jakarta, Indonesia (Business Wire) — Telkomsel, the largest mobile operator in Indonesia, is partnering with Jasper Wireless, the connected devices platform powering the mobile Internet of Things (IoT), to deliver machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity to enterprises.
The cloud-based platform is enabling businesses across the gamut of industry verticals to bring M2M services quickly to market and centrally manage each connected device on the network. Jasper’s cloud-hosted platform enables enterprise customers to deploy and globally scale their M2M services rapidly, giving centralised visibility and control. According to the partners, businesses are empowered to make intelligent management decisions that drive efficiency and profitability thanks to detailed billing and usage reports, real-time diagnostic tools and custom device provisioning and usage controls. End users enjoy a zero-touch, out-of-the-box experience.
“Indonesia is ripe with enterprises looking to innovate around mobile connected devices,” said Ken Laversin, vice-president, Worldwide Sales, Jasper Wireless. “Jasper’s cloud-based platform is the enterprise choice across the world and this partnership provides Telkomsel with a wealth of applications and services to accelerate market entry of new categories of connected devices, enabling its customers to deliver on business strategies that embrace the mobile Internet of Things revolution.”
“Our economy is becoming increasingly global and connected,” said Alfian Manullang, general manager Business Development, Telkomsel. “Enabling businesses in Indonesia to manage devices around the world from a single platform provides very exciting opportunities. We’re seeing robust development and innovation in telecommunications technology and businesses are inspired by the M2M opportunity. By working with IoT leader Jasper Wireless, Telkomsel can meet customers’ demand for easy integration, efficient operations and secure real-time access to information across an internationally-scalable network of connected devices.”
The application of M2M out of Indonesia will especially benefit vertical markets such as retail, consumer electronics, automotive telematics, utilities and healthcare. To date, Telkomsel’s M2M service has served more than one million customers. Telkomsel expects this figure to grow in parallel with the increasing trend among Indonesians towards a digital lifestyle.
Telkomsel is the world’ssixth largest cellular operator by number of subscribers and the market leader in Indonesia’s telecommunication industry that serves more than 128 million subscribers. As a pioneer in the development of Indonesia’s mobile telecommunication industry and to enter the advanced stage of mobile broadband services, Telkomsel provides cellular services through GSM Dual Band (900 & 1800), GPRS, Wi-Fi, EDGE, 3G, HSDPA, and HSPA+ networks throughout Indonesia, and is testing Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. To serve customers’ needs, Telkomsel is supported by a 24-hour call centre and 410 service centres throughout Indonesia.
Jasper Wireless enables enterprises and mobile network operators around the world with the platform and services to serve the emerging IoT and M2M markets. Using the company’s cloud-based technology, network operators and enterprises can scale their deployment of connected devices quickly and profitably globally. Mobile operators leveraging the Jasper IoT Platform include AT&T, Telefónica, América Móvil, NTT DOCOMO, KPN, VimpelCom, SingTel, Etisalat, Telstra, and Rogers. Founded in 2005, Jasper Wireless is a privately held company based in Mountain View, California, USA.