Eseye, a global provider of internet of things (IoT) services, has this week announced a partnership with MTN, one of Africa’s leading Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), and the AnyNet Federation, a new association of MNOs.
The Federation was specifically established to meet the management requirements of the rapidly expanding global machine-to-machine (M2M) IoT customer base.
The partnership aims to make the complex global landscape for IoT easier for Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers, by delivering a single cellular machine-to-machine solution that can be deployed seamlessly across major world markets.
Amazon Web Services is a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and governments, on a paid subscription basis. The technology allows subscribers to have at their disposal a virtual cluster of computers, available all the time, through the Internet.
Following the agreement, the AnyNet Federation will initially focus on delivering significant global growth of cellular services onto Amazon Web Services’ Cloud. It aims to make the complex global landscape for IoT easier for AWS customers, by delivering a single cellular M2M solution that can be deployed seamlessly across major world markets.
Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.
“This is a ground-breaking global collaboration,” said Eseye Chairman and CEO, Nick Earle.
“The AnyNet Secure is already the most feature rich and integrated connectivity solution for AWS, and the AnyNet Federation as a key way of delivering simplified connectivity on a global scale, whilst allowing customers buy and manage their connectivity from within AWS” he explained.
“MTN is delighted to bring their networks across 12 markets to the support the objectives of the AnyNet Federation. We believe that through collaboration we can speed up the deployment of our customers’ global IoT and enhance their global business opportunities,” commented MTN Group Enterprise Executive, Oliver Fortuin.
The launch of the AnyNet Federation and its initial AWS market focus comes at a time when leading global research group, Gartner forecasts that the Worldwide Public Cloud Services Market will grow by 17.3% in 2019 to total $206.2 billion, up from $175.8 billion in 2018.