Under the collaboration, the two companies will develop IoT-based services targeting multiple industries, including consumer and industrial electronics, manufacturing, automotive, transport, and logistics.
China Telecom Global will gain access to the Tata Communications MOVE service, which seeks to leverage the company's relationships with more than 600 mobile operators worldwide to enable global connectivity for new IoT-enabled devices.
Meanwhile China Telecom Global will provide Tata with connectivity for Hong Kong, mainland China, and Macau as well as access to the Chinese operator's 4G network resources.
For specific vertical industries including automotive, China Telecom Global will also provide Tata with IoT solutions that are compliant with Chinese market requirements and regulatory requirements.
“We want to grab our share of the rapidly growing Chinese IoT market. China Telecom Global is working closely with Tata Communications to pave the way for innovative and advanced IoT solutions across industries,” China Telecom Global CEO Deng Xiaofeng commented.
“We’re able to offer our customers the borderless, reliable and affordable network connectivity they need for their different IoT devices. As the volume of connected ‘things’ continues to grow, we are able to give our customers complete visibility and control to make the management of hundreds of thousands of IoT devices easier on a global scale.”
First published in Computerworld Hong Kong