Ericsson sells managed IoT connectivity on AWS Marketplace

  • September 23, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

To meet the increasing demand for enterprise IoT connectivity and simplified acquisition, Ericsson will enable the sale of managed connectivity for its CSP (communications service provider) partners on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.

AWS Marketplace is a digital catalogue with thousands of software listings from independent software vendors that make it easy to find, test, buy and deploy software that runs on AWS.

By bringing global CSPs into the associated marketplaces, Ericsson is enabling a simplification of IoT connectivity. First out will be Telenor Connexion offering its global connectivity for cellular IoT in AWS Marketplace. The one-stop-shop will enable enterprises to meet their IoT needs leveraging Telenor Connexion as the global connectivity provider for this service.

“This innovative development in combination with the unparalleled reach of AWS Marketplace will enable more companies to take advantage of advanced cellular IoT services,” said Martin Whitlock, CTO at Telenor Connexion. “For Telenor Connexion, this is an opportunity to interact with developers in a new way as well as to build a broader customer base.”

Enterprise developers can now build IoT services in the cloud using cellular IoT connectivity without leaving the ecosystem. Meanwhile, CSPs offering managed IoT connectivity using Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform can reach new customers more easily via a popular digital marketplace.

“As our customers connect more IoT devices to the cloud, they are looking for choice, flexibility, and ease of contracting and provisioning,” said Chris Grusz, director of AWS Marketplace. “We’re delighted to welcome Telenor Connexion to the AWS Marketplace, using Ericsson’s industry leading IoT Accelerator to provide our customers with IoT device connectivity options to help them securely ingest IoT device data to AWS.”

The Ericsson IoT Accelerator offering in AWS Marketplace provides tools to unleash the full value of connectivity. Globally available APIs provide consistent functionality across mobile networks to create applications with richer functionality, providing higher value to enterprise customers.

“For the first time, developers, partners and enterprises can easily access reliable global cellular connectivity when developing enterprise applications,” said Åsa Tamsons, senior vice president at Ericsson. “Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform offers richer and more reliable functionality across networks and markets. The reach of AWS Marketplace means that our industry leading IoT platform and connectivity through Telenor Connexion is just a click away. It will speed up enterprise IoT deployments and offering launches.”