African operator MTN announced a partnership with Cisco Jasper to enable their business customers to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) services worldwide. MTN will be the first mobile operator in South Africa to deploy Cisco Jasper Control Centre, the automated connectivity management platform for IoT. The partnership also represents Cisco Jasper’s initial expansion into South Africa.
The partnership will entrench MTN’s position in the IoT and connected vehicles space and will give IoT device and vehicle manufacturers the opportunity to leverage MTN’s expansive network. While this solution will initially be rolled out in South Africa, plans are in place to leverage MTN’s data centres across its 22 points of presence across Africa.
The Cisco Jasper Control Center platform is an IoT connectivity management platform used by over 14,000 enterprises worldwide. Control Centre enables these companies to launch, manage and monetize their IoT services, while providing the flexibility for businesses to scale those IoT services worldwide to meet the changing needs and expectations of their customers.