Arm, Vodafone Sign Agreement to Work Together to Simplify IoT Deployment


With this partnership, Arm and Vodafone will combine their strengths to benefit customers and break down barriers that hinder the adoption of IoT

In order to reduce the complexity and costs for organisations implementing the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, Arm and Vodafone signed a strategic agreement that enables the customers to securely implement, remotely provision and manage massive numbers of IoT devices all over the international markets.

The partnership between Arm and Vodafone will bring together Arm’s IoT software and network services and Vodafone’s IoT global platform and connectivity, to offer enterprises with programmable, connected system on chip designs that reduce the requirement for traditional SIM cards.

The strategic partnership between the two companies will allow remote provisioning for devices leveraging narrow band-IoT (NB-IoT) and Long-Term Evolution for Machines (LTE-M) technologies. It will also give secure, open and standards-based deployment to any app and service provider all over the world.

Reduce cost and complexity

Commenting on the partnership, Dipesh Patel, President, IoT Services Group at Arm, said, “Fragmentation, security and cost are three limiting factors in IoT, and we believe a strong partner ecosystem is critical in solving these challenges. This partnership will enable global enterprises to significantly reduce the cost and complexity of securely connecting their IoT devices at scale so that they can quickly drive real value and actionable insights from their IoT data through our Pelion IoT platform.”

Stefano Gastaut, IoT Director, Vodafone, said, “Vodafone has been focused on building its global IoT platform and connectivity, to enable the fast deployment of IoT services. Working together with Arm, we will combine the strengths of both companies to benefit our customers and break down the barriers, such as cost and complexity, which are hindering the adoption of IoT for many.”

The leadership of Arm and Vodafone in LTE-M and NB-IoT technologies will unleash the IoT potential by immensely broadening the variety of connected objects and unlocking societal and business value.

The joint solutions from the two companies will be available in first quarter of the next year.

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