Eir teams up with Asavie to roll out global IoT testing hub

17 Jan 2017

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Dublin-based IoT connectivity provider Asavie says its platform allowed Eir to roll out an internet of things global service for businesses.

From its Dublin headquarters, Asavie develops a number of internet of things (IoT) platforms for organisations ranging from established industry businesses to makers and SMEs.

Now, the company has entered a partnership with Eir – specifically, the Eir Business division – to bring the Irish telecom player’s IoT platform to the global market.

Eir Business claims to be one of the first Irish carriers to launch a global managed IoT connectivity service of this kind. Called Eir IoT Connect, the service can provide single SIM IoT connections to enterprises, and quickly scale these to thousands of connections as required.

Targeting small and large businesses, Eir IoT Connect is a self-service online store where users can set up and manage global roaming mobile connectivity for IoT devices. Through this portal, customers can manage IoT assets inside a secure private network.

Eir IoT Connect is built on Asavie PassBridge, an IoT connectivity platform designed to enable telecom providers to deliver scalable and secure SIM-based M2M connectivity solutions to global customers.

Quick and secure IoT deployment

By gaining access to a large-scale testing network, companies get the opportunity to prototype, build and deploy connected IoT devices quickly and securely with instantaneous connection to IoT networks.

Speaking of the partnership, Eir Business’s managing director, Bill Archer, said: “Eir IoT Connect is the latest innovative technology solution that Eir Business is bringing to market and we are already seeing the huge benefits that it can bring to businesses.

“Together with Asavie, we are committed to ensuring our customers can access all the benefits of IoT.”

Speaking to Siliconrepublic.com last November, Asavie’s co-founder and CTO, Tom Maher, said that services like this will help develop IoT networks capable of communicating with one another, rather than limiting them to single platforms.

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic