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Tele2 launches IoT portal

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Tele2 has launched an Internet of Things portal, which aggregates solutions from companies including Microsoft, Telit and ThingWorx. 

The portal features a self-service module, allowing the operator's customers to report issues and services, contact a company's management, and access maintenance messages.

Rami Avidan, Commercial Director Tele2 M2M, said: “I am very excited about this launch and I think it once again shows that we are trying to spearhead the development of M2M/IoT solutions that really makes a difference for our customers and partners.

"With this portal, we are creating an M2M/IoT application store, where you can choose to include individual tools that can take your business further through the right M2M/IoT solutions.”

Microsoft has provided its Azure IoT solution to the portal, which allows companies to access big data, machine learning and data analysis.

Richard Lind, CTO of Internet of Things at Microsoft Sweden, said: “Many organizations face a digital transformation today. New eco-systems and opportunities are created in all industries like manufacturing, healthcare, facilities and logistics.

"Shifting income models, business models, societal and national capabilities can and will achieve amazing results. This cooperation with Tele2 makes it easy to explore and capitalise on the assets delivered by IoT.”

Other partners on the portal include Telit, which has connected its deviceWISE Application Enablement Platform. The cloud based IoT system allows companies to connect data with web-based and mobile apps.

Fred Yentz, President and CEO of ILS Technology, a Telit company, said: “Telit’s collaboration with Tele2 gives companies, large and small, a turnkey onramp to the Internet of Things without any upfront investment.

"Together we offer a scalable solution that reduces the risk, time-to-market, complexity and cost of deploying solutions for remote monitoring and control, industrial automation, asset tracking and field service operations across virtually all industries and market segments around the world.”

Earlier this year Tele2 brought LTE connectivity to the Internet of Things, which it said would bring more stable connections and increase response times.

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