Three Group signs global IoT connectivity partnership agreement with Cisco Jasper

Three Group has announced a partnership with Cisco Jasper which extends Three Group’s capabilities in the global Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace.

From mid-2017, Three Group’s enterprise customers wanting to launch IoT services will be able to do so using Cisco Jasper’s powerful connectivity management platform, Control Centre. Customers will be able to access Control Centre locally through Three Group’s national networks, while global customers will have the option of accessing Control Centre through Hue, Three Group’s mobile enabling services division.

Three Group, which is part of the conglomerate CK Hutchison, serves over 90 million customers across three continents using networks built for fast mobile data. This partnership represents a significant move by Three Group to extend its capabilities in the burgeoning IoT space, leveraging its global portfolio of high-speed mobile networks to the advantage of the IoT market.

“Speed, flexibility and control are key to powering connected devices on a global scale,” said Jarrod Nink CEO at Hue, described by Three Group as its end-to-end mobile enabling business.

“Through our global footprint of high-speed mobile networks built for mobile data, and Cisco Jasper’s powerful platform, our customers will enjoy an edge in the IoT market for years to come. This partnership will put Three at the heart of the global IoT marketplace and offers huge potential to our enterprise customers.”

The Three Group sees significant demand for the Control Centre platform in all of its markets and particularly from the following segments:

    • Connected Car – Connected Car initiatives enable auto makers worldwide to transform their vehicles into connected hubs capable of delivering services that enhance the driver’s experience, drive new revenue and deliver powerful Research & Development insight into vehicle performance. As the autonomous car market evolves, the role of reliable, automated connectivity will be critical to the delivery of ongoing services. Cisco Jasper has a deep history in the Connected Car market, with 50 of the world’s largest auto brands using Control Centre for their Connected Car initiatives.
    • 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. The services that make these outcomes possible have changed both experiences and expectations, and are becoming increasingly essential. The more we value these services, the more pivotal connectivity becomes, which is why many of the world’s largest building security and automation providers rely on the Cisco Jasper platform.
    • Transportation and logistics – IoT is a critical enabler for optimising and automating transportation and logistics businesses. With real-time location views and comprehensive historical data, the Cisco Jasper Control Centre platform helps companies improve fleet performance and enables maximum business efficiency at point of departure, during carriage and at point of arrival.

Beyond telecommunications, CK Hutchison operates businesses globally in the ports, retail, infrastructure and energy sectors. These sectors are rapidly seeking IoT services to streamline and improve business functionality and insight.

Kalle Ward

As a global market leader, the Cisco Jasper Control Centre platform is the IoT connectivity management platform of choice of over 9,000 enterprises worldwide. Control Centre enables these companies to rapidly and efficiently launch, manage and monetise their IoT services, while providing the flexibility for businesses to scale those IoT services worldwide to meet the changing needs and expectations of their customers.

“Innovative enterprises in every industry are already utilising Control Centre to enhance their customers’ IoT experiences and generate new, ongoing revenue sources,” said Kalle Ward, managing director EMEA, IoT Cloud at Cisco Jasper.

“Cisco Jasper has been powering these Real IoT successes for more than 10 years, and our connectivity management platform helps businesses automate and manage the delivery of their IoT services globally. We are delighted that the Three Group, with its high-speed mobile networks built for data and its multinational footprint, has selected Cisco Jasper as its partner to deliver IoT simplicity.”

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