Vodafone is tightening its grip on the IoT market. Signing a five-year deal with communications provider Onecom, the two companies will be working together to ‘develop, launch and manage Internet of Things services for UK businesses. Onecom will be able to deploy Vodafone’s market-leading global IoT managed connectivity, platform and services, enabling more businesses to take advantage of IoT solutions within their organisations.
The company will also look to develop its own IoT services, using Vodafone’s IoT connectivity and global platform. Vodafone is a global leader in managed IoT, connecting 59.1 million IoT SIMs worldwide. The partnership will see IoT services rolled out into more businesses via the Onecom and Vodafone expert teams.
Aaron Brown, chief operating officer at Onecom (pictured), said: “We are committed to maintaining Onecom’s position at the leading edge of business communications, and see IoT services as a major focus of growth over the next five years and beyond.
“This new partnership complements our strong relationship with Vodafone and enables us to realise our vision of making it simple for our business customers to deploy IoT technology across their organisations, giving them the edge over their competitors and opening up virtually endless possibilities in a connected world.”
Meanwhile, Helen Freestone, director of Partners and Alliances at Vodafone UK, said: “We are delighted to announce the expansion of the partnership between Vodafone and Onecom to now include our world leading IoT services.”
“Successful implementation of IoT services requires specialist knowledge and expertise to ensure that the people, places and processes connected to IoT technology maximise the benefits that adoption of this new technology can bring. Onecom and Vodafone have a proven track record of working together to achieve this for our customers, building on the success of our Unified Communications partnership.”