Cisco Jasper supports NB-IoT to bring massive-scale IoT to low power devices

Allan Burdekin of Optus

Cisco Jasper® has completed live trials of Narrow Band-IoT (NB-IoT) on its Control Centre connectivity management platform, making it one of the first IoT platforms to support NB-IoT.

Supported by the GSMA, NB-IoT delivers a reliable, cost-effective IoT connectivity solution for low-cost devices. By building out support for NB-IoT, Cisco Jasper and its service provider partners are also making it easy for enterprises to manage devices across multiple network types.

Cisco Jasper is seeing increasing support for NB-IoT throughout its global service provider partnerships and demand from enterprises worldwide. The company has already completed live trials, including initial core network trials with Optus in Australia, which has completed integration of the Cisco Jasper platform to support NB-IoT.

“Optus sees the evolution of LTE technology, to support dedicated IoT networks, as a critical step towards mass adoption of IoT solutions by both enterprise and consumers, and is excited to be part of this emerging market trend,” said Allan Burdekin, head of NCSi Incorporating Safe and Smart Cities at Optus.

“Incorporating Cisco Jasper into our NB-IoT plans allows us to provide a consistent user experience to our customers across both traditional cellular and NB-IoT, all on a single platform. Cisco Jasper will be a key partner in enabling our customers to grow and scale with the IoT market in the most efficient way.”

Globally, Cisco Jasper partners with more than 50 service providers, managing IoT devices across more than 550 mobile operator networks. Many of these service providers have already committed to NB-IoT.

The company has also collaborated with Jupl, introducing wearable tech to empower seniors with independence and safety.

Using the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch and purpose-built software from Jupl to provide a personal emergency response device without the need for a smartphone, Cisco Jasper and Jupl have can provide a wearable mobile Personal Emergency Response System (mPERS) that promotes safety and wellness, to empower the world’s rising population of the elderly.

In the third of four IoT announcements at Mobile World Congress, the MyHonda Connected Car platform is to use IoT from Cisco Jasper and Bright Box to deliver customised driving services.

Honda is leveraging IoT solutions from Cisco Jasper® and Bright Box to deliver the MyHonda Connected Car platform, which provides a suite of powerful services to increase driver safety, simplify vehicle ownership, and enable new experiences for drivers. Honda will launch these connected car services across all European countries.

Finally, KT and Cisco Jasper are launching a global IoT services platform for businesses in Korea. By combining KT’s high-performance network and the Cisco Jasper Control Centre IoT connectivity management platform, for the first time businesses throughout Korea will now be able to take advantage of IoT to deliver new connected services to their customers.

The Cisco Jasper Control Centre is an automated connectivity management platform that makes it possible to launch, manage and monetise IoT services anytime, anywhere.

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