Chunghwa Telecom picks Ericsson for IoT acceleration
March 12, 2019
Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan’s largest telecommunications service provider, has selected the Ericsson IoT Accelerator to spearhead its IoT drive towards enterprise customers, and open the door to potential global business.
Having collaborated on IoT since 2015, including a 2017 NB-IoT and Cat-M1 system deal, the partnership expansion will enable Chunghwa’s enterprise customers to tap opportunities enabled by the Ericsson IoT Accelerator.
More than 30 service providers, spanning more than 100 countries, are currently part of the Ericsson IoT Accelerator ecosystem. The service enables solid, scalable and secure connectivity management of IoT devices to more than 3500 enterprises globally.
The accelerator service with global connectivity management capabilities enables enterprises to deploy, manage and scale IoT connected services and applications at speed.
Chunghwa’s enterprise customers will be able to control and track their IoT assets with one unified and intuitive connectivity management service.
“The cooperation with Ericsson marks an important milestone for our IoT businesses partnership in Taiwan and boosts our capabilities in machine learning and IoT operations,” said Max Chen, president of Chunghwa Telecom’s mobile business group. “As Taiwan's industry is mainly export-driven, Chunghwa Telecom’s IoT innovation drive will help local industries to expand their international IoT business horizon. We also aim to monetise 5G IoT ambitions for our enterprise customers in key segments such as government, finance, manufacturing, retail and logistics.”
Ericsson and Chunghwa Telecom have a long history of working together. Ericsson is the sole supplier of Chunghwa Telecom’s entire LTE core network, a major supplier of its radio access network (RAN) in Taiwan's most populated areas, and the prime integrator of its end-to-end IPTV.
“IoT is making the business world a smaller, but more exciting, place,” said Håkan Cervell, president of Ericsson in Taiwan. “In strengthening our IoT partnership with Chunghwa Telecom through our Ericsson IoT Accelerator service, we aim to help its enterprise customers to enhance existing business as well as develop and explore new and exciting opportunities across the ecosystem.”
Chunghwa Telecom provides information and communication technology services to corporate customers with its big data, information security, cloud computing and IDC capabilities, and is expanding its business into technology services such as IoT and AI.