Vodafone partners with IoT.nxt
Vodafone is the largest mobile and fixed network operator in Europe, is the world’s largest IoT connectivity provider, and its M-Pesa technology platform in Africa enables over 42 million people to benefit from access to mobile payments and financial services. Vodafone operates mobile and fixed networks in 21 countries and partner with mobile networks in 48 more.
About Vodafone Business
By connecting people, places and things, Vodafone Business helps organisations succeed in a digital world. Through its expertise in connectivity, a leading IoT platform and global scale, Vodafone Business can deliver the results businesses need to progress and thrive.
Vodafone and IoT.nxt
IoT.nxt joined the global Vodafone group of companies in 2019 when Vodafone’s South African subsidiary, leading telecommunications company, Vodacom, acquired a majority stake in IoT.nxt. IoT.nxt has established partnerships with different companies in the Vodafone group as global adoption of its world-leading IoT platform accelerates. Following the acquisition IoT.nxt has established partnerships with Vodacom in South Africa as well as Vodafone UK and Vodafone The Netherlands with projects in an advanced stage of development.
Vodafone Business UK
Vodafone Business UK launched a new range of IoT services in late 2020 aimed at removing barriers to IoT adoption for UK businesses. The company partnered with IoT.nxt, to offer customers every part of an IoT solution, with a single data management platform, and the capability to integrate old and new devices in one system. As part of the new range of services, Vodafone will provide IoT sensors and devices, create a data management platform, and offer ongoing professional services. This complete offering will ensure IoT is accessible to all businesses, including those that do not have specialist capabilities in-house. IoT, or the ‘Internet of Things’, is the capability to track, monitor and manage any assets, giving businesses vital data, insight and control. Markets that can most quickly benefit from IoT adoption include utilities, logistics, public transport, healthcare, manufacturing, and building management.
Vodafone Business the Netherlands
Vodafone Business in the Netherlands, through Dutch subsidiary VodafoneZiggo, introduced an enhanced IoT offering in association with IoT.nxt in 2020 based on what its customers’needs are. “Businesses of all sizes need reliable partners to accompany them on their digital transformation journey. IoT.nxt enables us to serve the needs of our customers in all major Industries and on a much larger scale,” says John van Vianen, Director business market at VodafoneZiggo. Nico Steyn, CEO of IoT.nxt says IoT.nxt’s software capabilities and industry expertise, bundled with Vodafone Business’s market presence, partner network and international communications IoT network, makes this partnership relevant for any organization that wished to digitize their business operations. “The IoT.nxt platform offers a combination of software and hardware to deliver the, digitization of businesses and allows for fast implementation.” Steyn added.