Bridge Alliance, an alliance of 36 mobile operators from Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, has chosen to deploy the Ericsson Device Connectivity Platform (DCP) multi-domestic solution for the Internet of Things (IoT), enabling any original equipment manufacturer (OEM), enterprise or service provider to deploy IoT solutions across multiple countries.
According to Ericsson, “With Ericsson DCP deployed on a global scale, operators and their customers will enjoy a unified experience. This includes a single global SIM card, harmonised service levels and business processes. They can also leverage access to DCP consumer services to manage new B2B2C business models. The solution significantly reduces barriers to deployment for these enterprises, keeping total cost of ownership low while maximising quality of service.”
Alessandro Adriani, CEO of Bridge Alliance, said: ” Offering this unified experience requires more than just harmonising interfaces across mobile operators. We have done more with Ericsson, including standardising our footprint on a common core network. This will truly guarantee harmonised sets of features and service levels within the footprint to our customers.”
According to Matt Hatton from Machina Research, mobile operator revenues in Asia-Pacific should increase from $US3b in 2015 to $US9.2b in 2020 and account for nearly 40 percent of global revenue.