China Unicom launches IoT platform with Jasper

China Unicom, in collaboration with Jasper, has announced the launch of China Unicom Control Center, the global Internet of Things (IoT) platform from Jasper.

The launch is the outcome of the partnership both companies announced at the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, in February this year.

With this, China Unicom becomes the first operator in China to offer their customers a platform through which companies in any industry can quickly and easily deploy, manage and monetize IoT services globally.

GSMA just released a report in which it said China is the world’s largest machine-to-machine (M2M) market with 50 million devices connected. M2M adoption is rising in automotive industry.

At MWC Shanghai China Unicom and Jasper are demonstrating a Connected Car concept that discusses how Control Center enables enhanced experiences for customers and new business models for automotive manufacturers. The stand will also feature a Tesla Model S so visitors can experience a Connected Car for themselves.

Control Center intelligently adapts to the unique business needs of any enterprise, with set-and forget automation that delivers near zero-touch IoT services management. This makes it easy to rapidly deploy new services, optimize performance in real-time, lower the overall operations costs and deliver unparalleled customer experiences.

Enterprises also gain the visibility and control they need to quickly respond to customer needs, improve operational efficiencies and lower costs. Its real-time Intelligence engine continuously monitors device, network and usage conditions, analyzes historical data, and automatically identifies and responds to problems to quickly restore device performance.

Control Center provides enterprises with a highly scalable IoT platform that enables the delivery of services globally. Jasper partners with 25 mobile operator groups that represent over 100 mobile operator networks worldwide, enabling businesses to quickly and easily scale to meet business demand.

This enables companies in China to scale their IoT services to other countries, while also enabling companies outside of China to expand their IoT services into the country.

Cindy Patterson, chief customer officer at Jasper, said, “We’re enabling businesses in any industry to deliver IoT services that increase value for their customers while growing revenues. And together with China Unicom, we look forward to showing MWC attendees, and enterprises across China, how IoT can transform their businesses.”

Rajani Baburajan

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