Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has entered into an agreement with leading IoT solutions provider Aeris Communications as the state-run telecom operator looks for growth in the emerging market for the Internet of Things (IoT) in India.
Under the agreement, both the companies will offer packaged IoT solutions and services to enterprises, small and medium businesses and public sector undertakings among other segments in India.
Aeris Communications said the company will leverage BSNL's wide network coverage to provide a comprehensive, end-to-end IoT services platform for enterprises, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and service providers.
"As a leading Indian telecom player, BSNL has taken many steps to leverage technology to launch new services in line with the changing needs of our customers. IoT is an enabling technology that bears the potential to take India to a whole new level of development and our vision is to play a significant part in this endeavor. Our tie-up with Aeris Communications is our first step in this direction. In the days to come we will, through this partnership, translate the potential of IoT into tangible benefits on the ground," Anupam Shrivastava, chairman, and managing director of BSNL, said.
BSNL, which has the largest telecom infrastructure in the country, said the partnership will open doors for the wider propagation of IoT projects across the country in the country's digital transformation drive.
''Our tie-up with BSNL is a multi-dimensional one and I am confident that this relationship will transform the contours of the IoT landscape in the country. Our partnership will ensure faster permeation of IoT across India and help businesses and PSUs gain remarkable advantages while enabling innovation at all levels through ubiquitous connectivity and IoT solutions, tailor-made for the challenges that Indian companies face," said Rishi Bhatnagar, president, Aeris Communications India.
''Aeris IoT Services platform, a comprehensive, patented and end-to-end IoT enabler for enterprises, original equipment manufacturers and service providers around the world will serve as a strong and robust foundation for projects involving IoT,'' he added.