Indonesian mobile operator, Indosat, and Ericsson have launched a cloud-based Machine-to-Machine (M2M) platform in Indonesia, the Ericsson Device Connection Platform (DCP). Indosat is a subsidiary of Qatar based Ooredoo and is the first member of Ooredoo Group to launch the platform. Ooredoo says its companies in Qatar, Algeria and Tunisia are scheduled to follow later this year.
Few details of DCP were provided. However, Ooredoo said that, in general, IoT/M2M platforms were increasingly important and offered businesses, government and individuals countless end-to-end solutions.
“They enable the management of business processes around the full lifecycle of the device starting from the factory, including logistics, day-to-day usage and retirement, support of business-to-business (B2B) processes such as procurement, billing/charging, and even business-to-consumer (B2C) processes such as retail towards consumers.” Ooredoo said.
“They enable real time monitoring of IoT/M2M traffic, including volume and advanced diagnostics. They also support fraud detection features, including the ability to set traffic caps and issue various reports. Online ordering and trouble ticketing functions increase operational efficiency. The API offered allows customers to integrate their back end systems and processes with M2M platform to access its data and capabilities.”
According to Ooredoo, “In Indonesia, IoT/M2M technology will drive business growth in sectors such as banking, transportation, energy, and public services through smart city. To contribute to this growth Indosat has a clear strategy and focus as well as an extensive range of IoT/M2M products and services from connectivity, managed connectivity and end-to-end solutions that are relevant and beneficial for businesses, government and consumer society.