The three are collaborating to deliver real-time IoT location and tracking solutions for sectors such as healthcare and logistics.
The initiative will use Telenor Connexion’s network, Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform and Sony Network Communications Europe’s smart IoT services.
Mats Lundquist, CEO of Telenor Connexion, said, “We are proud to be a long-term partner of forward-thinking companies like Sony Network Communications Europe and to support their business growth and future IoT products and services.”
Ericsson projects that the number of IoT connections, including NB-IoT and Cat-M technologies, will reach almost 25 billion by 2025.
Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator connectivity and device management platform helps enterprises manage IoT operations using worldwide mobile network infrastructure. More than 35 service providers, across over 100 countries, are currently part of the Ericsson IoT Accelerator ecosystem. The platform is used by over 5,000 enterprises globally and more than 50 million devices are onboarded, including over 3 million eSIMs.
Kiva Allgood, Head of IoT, Ericsson, said the new collaboration is “a great example of how IoT Accelerator can liberate our partners’ IoT solutions and services to scale globally and deliver value to end-users.”
Use cases for Sony’s Visilion platform include the logistics and healthcare sectors, where sensors can provide information about the real-time position of assets such as ECG machines and hospital beds, as well as nursing staff and patients to save time and improve resource allocation.
The mSafety platform comes with wearables which can be used to monitor body temperature and heart rate, track location and send alert notifications in case of an emergency.
Anders Strömberg, Director, Head of Wearable Platform Department, Sony Network Communications Europe, said, “As the use of cellular technology matures, this can have a positive impact on the future of mobile health services and the safety and welfare of end-users.”