Three revs up for connected cars with Cisco Jasper IoT deal

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Three claims M2M leadership in Ireland with 48pc market share.

A new global partnership with Cisco Jasper will enable Three Ireland to embark on ambitious internet of things (IoT) projects.

The company said it plans to focus on three distinct areas: connected cars, building security and automation, and transport and logistics.

‘Speed, flexibility and control are key to powering connected devices, and Three will now have the capabilities to deliver this on a global scale’
– EOIN MACMANUS

The global deal between Three and Cisco Jasper will enable business customers to launch IoT services in those spaces.

Recent data from ComReg showed that Three has the largest machine-to-machine (M2M) footprint in Ireland, with 48pc market share.

“As Ireland’s leading mobile data network, Three’s partnership with Cisco Jasper will give our business customers an edge in the IoT market for years to come,” said Eoin MacManus, business director at Three.

“Speed, flexibility and control are key to powering connected devices, and Three will now have the capabilities to deliver this on a global scale.”

Global M2M footprint

The partnership is particularly interesting from the point of view of the companies’ respective footprints.

Three has 120m mobile customers on three continents.

Cisco Jasper is the IoT connectivity platform of choice for 7,000 enterprises worldwide.

Around 23 of the world largest car manufacturers are using Cisco Jasper’s Control Center for its connected car initiatives.

“Innovative enterprises in every industry are already utilising Control Center today to enhance their customers’ IoT experiences and generate new, ongoing revenue sources,” said Kalle Ward, EMEAR managing director of IoT cloud at Cisco Jasper.

“Cisco Jasper has been powering these real IoT successes for more than 10 years, and our connectivity management platform helps businesses automate and manage the delivery of their IoT services globally.

“We are delighted that Three, with its high-speed mobile networks built for data and its multinational footprint, has selected Cisco Jasper as its partner to deliver IoT simplicity.”

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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