Telstra and Ericsson Announce Partnership

Telstra and Ericsson today announced a partnership to deliver IoT connectivity to global enterprises by integrating connectivity management services from Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator solution (previously Device Connection Platform) into Telstra’s IoT solution and world-class mobile network. 

The partnership will merge Telstra’s cellular IoT capabilities and Ericsson’s connectivity services to enable OEMs and enterprises to deploy, manage and scale IoT connected devices and applications globally.

Starting on March 30, Telstra’s enterprise customers will be able to manage, access and track their IoT devices and networked assets at a local, national or global level via access to Telstra’s cellular IoT capabilities including Telstra’s extensive Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) and CAT-M1 technology.

This builds on Ericsson and Telstra’s successful deployment in September 2018 of NB-IoT Extended Range, which increased Telstra’s NB-IoT coverage and allows data connections up to 100km, 60kms more than 3GPP standards-based limits.

There will be support for eSIM (eUICC) capabilities via the connectivity management service from IoT Accelerator solution and other technologies that will allow global enterprise customers and OEMs to deploy their products and services more easily on Telstra’s network, allowing end users to enjoy the benefits of Telstra’s network capabilities on a local SIM profile.

Telstra and Ericsson will demonstrate the NB-IoT Extended Range 100km capability at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week in the Ericsson  Hall 2, booth 2O60.