Sri Lanka connectivity provider, Dialog, is set to implement Ericsson’s M2M Device Connection Platform, delivered as a service by Ericsson. The solution will provide Dialog and its customers with everything they need to deploy, manage and monetise millions of machine-to-machine (M2M) connections.
Dialog is the first in Sri Lanka to launch an M2M platform. Jeremy Huxtable, group chief officer at Dialog Enterprise, said: "We want our customers to benefit from state-of-the-art functionalities to deploy, scale, and operate millions of M2M connections. M2M also allows for simplified and improved processes, and this brings us a step forward in capitalising on existing assets to drive market leadership of M2M in Sri Lanka."
The Ericsson Device Connection Platform will enable Dialog to increase revenue and cut both operational costs and time–to-market. The platform will allow Dialog's enterprise customers to monitor devices anytime and anywhere, access information quickly and accurately, and integrate easily into existing systems over the complete device life cycle.
Ericsson will also use its local and global consulting and systems integration expertise to accelerate Dialog's M2M go-to-market plans. Alongside this, the ecosystem created by the Ericsson Device Connection Platform will help generate business growth for the operator, as well as its customers and partners.
In a world of 50 billion connected devices as envisaged by Ericsson, many devices will communicate with applications and control systems using mobile networks. Both enterprises and consumers will make use of numerous everyday devices that benefit from M2M connectivity at home, at work, on the move, in remote locations and elsewhere.
Todd Ashton, president of Ericsson Malaysia and Sri Lanka, said: "Ericsson continues to be a committed business partner to Dialog and we are very pleased to work with them to bring our Networked Society vision to life in Sri Lanka. We see a world with 50 billion connected devices in the next few years, and our platform will allow Dialog and its customers to take advantage of these connections.
"Dialog customers will benefit from continuous and sustainable, long-term competitive solutions based on Ericsson’s global service leadership and R&D capabilities, ensuring efficient and reliable connectivity for their devices."