DiGi calls on Ericsson for M2M platform

30 May 2013

Malaysian mobile network operator DiGi Telecommunications will implement the Ericsson Device Connection Platform, with the solution expected to provide it with the tools to ‘deploy, manage and monetise millions of machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer-electronics devices’. According to Swedish vendor Ericsson, its Device Connection Platform will allow DiGi to increase revenue and cut both operational costs and time-to-market, while the M2M platform will enable DiGi’s enterprise customers to ‘integrate easily into existing systems over the complete device life cycle’. As part of the contract between the two companies, Ericsson has also confirmed that it will look to use its consulting and systems integration expertise to accelerate DiGi’s M2M go-to-market plans.

Commenting on the development of services, DiGi’s head of M2M (Strategy), Akash Das, noted that his company was already providing M2M services to customers in multiple industries, confirming that all of those would now be gradually migrated to the Ericsson Device Connection Platform. ‘This strategic development will allow us to strengthen our M2M offerings to our growing customer base, and it will ready our customers for new business strategies that rely on a broad spectrum of devices as data services become more mature in Malaysia. This new platform will enable DiGi to offer the highest level of reliable and flexible M2M connectivity services to our enterprise customers,’ the executive said.

Malaysia, Digi Telecommunications, Ericsson