Cisco and VimpelCom Group, a global provider of telecommunications and digital services headquartered in Amsterdam and serving over 200 million customers, announced that VimpelCom has selected Cisco Jasper to be the Smart Connectivity management platform across its network operator properties globally.
The partnership is aimed at enhancing commercial opportunities internationally for the business-to-business segment.
Using the Cisco Jasper machine-to-machine (M2M)/Internet of Things (IoT) platform, Control Center, VimpelCom business customers will be able to implement, manage, and monetise M2M/IoT services, such as fleet management and smart metering, through seamless device connectivity. They will also be able to expand those services to their customers across all markets that are served by VimpelCom.
Eugène Viskovic, VimpelCom Group chief business officer, said: “VimpelCom is focused on developing its digital strategy and the Group is investing in new and innovative technologies that will enable our customers to fully embrace the digital economy, now and in the future. This partnership will provide our business customers with new technologies such as M2M and IoT.”
The Cisco Jasper Control Center platform provides real-time visibility and management of M2M connections to underpin commercial IoT services. Using Control Center, VimpelCom customers can remotely manage M2M/IoT devices, set up rules to control SIM activity, reduce data costs, and automate associated business processes. As a result, businesses can easily deliver new IoT services that enhance their customers’ experiences while introducing new revenue models.
Customers on any VimpelCom mobile network will also benefit from the highly-scalable Cisco Jasper M2M/IoT platform which not only provides control over their IoT services across VimpelCom’s markets, but also has the global scale needed to easily expand those services to meet demand in new markets. Cisco Jasper partners with 33 mobile operator groups that represent more than 120 mobile operator networks worldwide. As a result, when businesses are ready to scale their operations to countries outside of VimpelCom’s markets, they can quickly and easily do so.
Kalle Ward, managing director EMEAR, IoT Cloud at Cisco Jasper, said: “Through this partnership, Cisco Jasper will enable innovative global enterprises to capitalise on IoT services and capture their share of the connected service market. Our collaboration with VimpelCom will enable enterprises to pioneer industry transformation, introduce new business models, and create never-before-seen, high-value experiences for their customers.”
VimpelCom Business offers digital, cloud, and connectivity products and services for business and government customers operating in emerging markets. With more than 4,000 dedicated business specialists, VimpelCom Business is a leader in implementing M2M technologies through network applications and managed services across multiple markets including Russia, Italy, Algeria, Pakistan, Ukraine, Bangladesh, and Eurasia.
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