Vodafone and PTC announce development of new Vodafone Internet of Things application
PTC and Vodafone Group has announced that PTC’s ThingWorx® application enablement platform has been chosen by the operator to help in the development of new Vodafone Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
PTC’s ThingWorx platform includes rapid application enablement functionality, device management, machine learning capabilities, and augmented reality.
Vodafone provides managed IoT connectivity services and offers end to end capabilities for a variety of sectors including automotive, insurance and manufacturing. PTC is a globally recognised leader in IoT application enablement and software management. The ThingWorx platform will allow Vodafone to rapidly develop new IoT applications and services.
Additionally, ThingWorx offers a common set of components that can be quickly deployed across Vodafone’s footprint of operating companies, further enhancing the company’s ability to offer enterprise customers digital transformation services in a globally consistent way.
“PTC’s IoT strategy is predicated on providing the most efficient and complete platform that companies like Vodafone require to develop new and innovative applications or offerings that will support and strengthen their businesses,” said John Stuart, divisional vice president, global IoT sales and partners, PTC. “This collaboration further validates PTC’s approach to the IoT space, and we look forward to working with Vodafone to create new IoT services.”
“Vodafone has a rich portfolio of IoT services and we share APIs with our customers and their development teams for co-creation,” said Vodafone IoT director Ivo Rook. “We believe that by combining these services with ThingWorx and our wider partner ecosystem we can rapidly develop new Vodafone IoT capabilities to maintain our leadership position and make it easier for our customers to benefit from the wider opportunities of IoT.”
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