• Dialog Axiata has chosen Ericsson to provide M2M connectivity delivered as a service
• Ericsson’s Device Connection Platform will give Dialog great flexibility in developing innovative M2M products and services for enterprises in Sri Lanka
• Dialog Axiata currently addresses M2M services across diverse vertical industries, including utilities, finance, telematics and transport
Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, Dialog Axiata, is set to implement the Ericsson Device Connection Platform, delivered as a service by Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC). The solution will provide Dialog Axiata and its customers with everything they need to deploy, manage and monetize millions of machine-to-machine (M2M) connections. Dialog Axiata has been at the forefront of innovation in the telecommunications industry and is the first in Sri Lanka to launch an M2M platform.
Jeremy Huxtable, Group Chief Officer at Dialog Enterprise said: “We want our customers to benefit from state-of-the-art functionalities to deploy, scale, and operate millions of M2M connections. M2M also allows for simplified and improved processes, and this brings us a step forward in capitalizing on existing assets to drive market leadership of M2M in Sri Lanka.”
The Ericsson Device Connection Platform will enable Dialog Axiata to increase revenue and cut both operational costs and time–to-market. The platform will allow Dialog's enterprise customers to monitor devices anytime and anywhere, access information quickly and accurately, and integrate easily into existing systems over the complete device life cycle.
Ericsson will also use its local and global consulting and systems integration expertise to accelerate Dialog's M2M go-to-market plans. Alongside this, the ecosystem created by the Ericsson Device Connection Platform will help generate business growth for the operator as well as its customers and partners.
In a world of 50 billion connected devices as envisaged by Ericsson, many devices will communicate with applications and control systems using mobile networks. Both enterprises and consumers will make use of numerous everyday devices that benefit from M2M connectivity at home, at work, on the move, in remote locations and elsewhere.
Todd Ashton, President of Ericsson Malaysia and Sri Lanka, said: “Ericsson continues to be a committed business partner to Dialog Axiata and we are very pleased to work with them to bring our Networked Society vision to life in Sri Lanka. We see a world with 50 billion connected devices in the next few years, and our platform will allow Dialog Axiata and its customers to take advantage of these connections.
“Dialog Axiata customers will benefit from continuous and sustainable, long-term competitive solutions based on Ericsson’s global service leadership and R&D capabilities, ensuring efficient and reliable connectivity for their devices.”
Ericsson has been a key contributer to the rapidly evolving M2M industry. Among Ericsson’s many awards in this area of industry, recent accolades include the 2012 M2M Evolution Product of the Year for its Connected Vehicle Cloud, the 2012 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award for its Smart Grid Communications Management solution, and the 2012 Network and Communications Award for its innovative solution for Smart Meter Communications.