Ericsson signs IoT deals with Telstra and Chunghwa Telecom

Ericsson announced technology deals — with Telstra in Australia and Chunghwa Telecom in Taiwan – to supply IoT Accelerator solution.
Ericsson IoT Accelerator solution MWC 2019


Telstra will integrate Ericsson’s Connectivity Management services from Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator solution into Telstra’s IoT solution and mobile network to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity to global enterprises.

Telstra’s enterprise customers will be able to access and track IoT devices at a national or global level via access to Telstra’s cellular IoT capabilities including Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) and CAT-M1 technology.

Ericsson has assisted Telstra for the expansion of NB-IoT coverage to more than 3.5 million square kilometers and which allows data connections up to 100km, 60kms more than 3GPP standards-based limits.

Telstra’s global enterprise customers and OEMs will also benefit from eSIM (eUICC) capabilities via the connectivity management service from IoT Accelerator solution. This means end users can enjoy the benefits of Telstra’s network on a local SIM profile.

Hakan Eriksson, CTO of Telstra, said: “With the expansion of IoT market, our partnership with Ericsson will offer our customers an easier way to manage and scale connected devices and applications.”

Ericsson IoT Accelerator connectivity management service is now supporting more than 30 operators from 100+ countries that service more than 3500 enterprises in various industries to manage IoT connectivity services worldwide.

Chunghwa Telecom

Chunghwa Telecom has selected Ericsson IoT Accelerator to spearhead its Internet of Things (IoT) drive towards enterprise customers.

Earlier, Chunghwa Telecom selected Ericsson for IoT in 2015 and Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) and Cat-M1 system deal in 2017.

The deployment of Ericsson IoT Accelerator service ensures that Chunghwa Telecom’s enterprise customers can control and track their IoT assets with one unified and intuitive connectivity management service.

Max Chen, president of Mobile Business Group, Chunghwa Telecom, said: “IoT innovation drive will help local industries to expand their international IoT business horizon. We aim to monetize from 5G IoT business in segments such as government, finance, manufacturing, retail and logistics.”

Ericsson is the sole supplier of Chunghwa Telecom’s 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 solution.


Sprint in 2018 announced its partnership with Ericsson to build a distributed and virtualized core network dedicated specifically to IoT.

Ivo Rook, senior vice president of IoT for Sprint, said: “This is a network built for software and it’s ready for 5G. Our IoT platform is for those companies, large and small, that are creating the immediate economy.”