Airtel Launches its 5G-ready IoT Platform in India

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India’s second largest telecom operator Airtelhas announced the launch of its IoT platform that will enable enterprises to tap into the power of Internet of Things (IoT). Called AirtelIoT, it is an end-to-end platform that has the capability of connecting and managing billions of devices and applications.

“Enterprises have three key requirements for IoT. First, connectivity solutions that future proof their device and application investments. Second, the security of their data.And third, seamless integration with existing IT systems to make the IoT data actionable.AirtelIoT is built on these insights to massively simplify the IoT journeys of enterprises,” said Ajay Chitkara, Director and CEO of Airtel Business.

The IoT platform’s core ensures a 5G-ready network with an option to deploy NB-IoT, 4G or 2G connectivity using Airtel e-SIM technology.Airtel promises that the platform has “telco grade security” that ensures the safety of the IoT data and availability of analytics and service delivery in real-time.

Some companies including MG Motor, Pine Labs, Paytm, Kirloskar, BSES, Genus, and Kent are already using Airtel’sIoT solutions across Manufacturing, Logistics, Automobiles, BFSI and Utilities.