Ericsson, GMA, Bridge Alliance, Samsung collaborate to demonstrate multi-domestic connectivity solution
- Ericsson, the Global M2M Association (GMA), the Bridge Alliance and Samsung will demonstrate multi-domestic capabilities to enable new and innovative business models to support the Internet of Things
- The joint service will be demonstrated by Ericsson at Hall 2, and the GMA and Bridge Alliance at the Mobile World Congress 2016, Innovation City, Stand A11 in Hall 3
- Collaboration will enable global enterprises to securely deploy connected devices and services all over the world under local terms and conditions
- Operators can enable differentiated business models to enable B2B and B2B2C services on the same device for a tailored offerings
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), the Global M2M Association (GMA), the Bridge Alliance and Samsung have joined forces to demonstrate innovative solutions that will enable new and innovative business models for the Internet of Things. Through this initiative, end-users can now use the same device with services and data plans for a tailored offering while guaranteeing corporate security. This demonstration shows that collaboration among leading operators further enables rapid and cost-effective expansion across different geographical markets, providing superior connectivity and network quality under local terms, conditions and rates and ensuring affordable and flexible connections for all types of devices on a truly global scale.
The technical keystones of the collaboration are the Ericsson Device Connection Platform (DCP) and the Samsung KNOX Enterprise Billing solution enabling dual APN management. Ericsson DCP powered operator networks along with agreements among the GMA’s and Bridge Alliance’s member operators, will enable connected devices and services to be securely deployed globally with one stock keeping unit (SKU), one network and IT integration, and one service level ensuring increased security in connectivity to the network, a major concern for enterprises and users around the world. Ericsson’s DCP further enables the network operators to leverage Samsung KNOX Enterprise Billing features across multiple operators seamlessly, meaning end-users can now use the same devices for B2B and B2B2C use at competitive rates without costing the enterprise for personal usage or jeopardizing corporate security even while employees are travelling internationally.
The value of this model can be realized globally and across the various industries in which more and more types and numbers of devices are being connected. From corporate IT to enterprises operating globally in industries as diverse as automotive, oil and gas, rental car companies and banking, this collaboration simplifies logistics and connectivity management and contracts with diverse operators in many countries. It further allows harmonized operation independent of country. These features are integral to the success of high data usage for connected devices and the Internet of Things.
Young Kim, Vice President, Enterprise Business Team at Samsung Electronics said: “As a company providing devices, services and platforms for both personal and corporate users worldwide, the need for secure interoperability drives our work. We are pleased to be working alongside Ericsson and our operator partners to leverage the power and protection of Samsung KNOX.”
Eileen Tan, CEO of Bridge Alliance, said: “This initiative brings unprecedented scale and robustness to the IoT landscape, addresses the interoperability concern of operators and provides device security to millions of end-users worldwide. We’re proud to support this innovation with our own footprint of 35 mobile operators in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.”
Anders Olin, Vice President, Product Area Network Functions, Business Unit Cloud & IP, Ericsson said: “This collaboration and demonstration combining Samsung, GMA and Bridge Alliance, together with Ericsson’s industry leading IoT connectivity management platform DCP delivered as a cloud service, is a great example how we together can create a powerful and cost effective solutions.”