Cisco announced a five-year agreement with Telstra to provide connectivity management for IoT services.
Telstra has already used Cisco’s IoT Control Center SaaS solution for more than 10 years to grow new revenue streams, the company noted in a statement. Telstra serves thousands of customers including Australia’s major financial institutions, retailers and government, offering more visibility and flexibility to manage their businesses and turn IoT data into decisions.
According to the company, Cisco continues to work with its service provider customers like Telstra to explore 5G use cases that will drive value, including private 5G, as the platform supports both 5G standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) networks. The collaboration is said to bridge regions together with IoT networks to support a variety of industries including financial, retail and government.
With Telstra Control Center powered by Cisco, the customers are expected to gain the visibility they need to turn IoT data into smart business decisions.
“Working with Cisco, our management platform helps customers automate and manage large-scale IoT deployments easily and cost-effectively. This means customers can be faster to market, lower costs, increase reliability and take actions through the platform ’s insights,” said Mark Chapman, group owner of industry solutions and IoT, Telstra.