[South Africa] MTN Group joins IoT World Alliance
MTN Group is now the first African telecommunications company to join the IoT World Alliance, the leading enabler or connected IoT solutions. IoT World Alliance is a collaboration of established mobile network operators that aims to adopt and run a globally connected business through well-executed and smart business decisions.
Multinational corporations planning to roll out connected devices worldwide face a multitude or hurdles. As the largest mobile operator cooperative in the world, the IoT World Alliance aims to eliminate the complexity associated with worldwide deployments or connected devices.
The Alliance provides a global solution for simplifying and promoting the adoption of IoT communications worldwide. The unique solution leverages the operators' combined global presence to the benefit of customers.
MTN Group Executive for Enterprise Business, Oliver Fortuin said "We are very proud to be a member of the Alliance, we are not a community of like-minded telecommunications companies committed to making global connectivity cheaper and simpler, but as MTN we believe this partnership supports our efforts to deliver on our core belief that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life. "
Commenting on the partnership, IoT World Alliance Chairman Mark van den Berg said, "We are pleased to have MTN on board, and look forward to delivering the scale and reach that MTN has in Africa and parts of the Middle East. I think it is an exciting and long overdue partnership not only for MTN Group but also for IoT World Alliance as we work towards enabling our customers' IoT device connectivity. He added that, "we look forward to a long-lasting partnership and most importantly working together to sacrifice customers the solutions they need when they need them".
The IoT World Alliance is a global collaboration of telecommunications providers dedicated to supplying multinational customers with seamless machine-to-machine connectivity in the world through its Single Global SIM solution.
The IoT World Alliance enables businesses to deploy an international IOT solution through a single point of contact, manage a fixed number of connected devices through a unified IOT platform, and leverage the world's largest IoT partnership. Current members include KPN, NTT DOCOMO, Rogers, SingTel, Telefonica, Telenor Connexion, Telstra, Veon, and DNA.