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Airtel Business becomes India’s first enterprise to power over 20 million connected devices

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Bhubaneswar : BhartiAirtel (“Airtel”), one of India’s leading telecommunications service providers, today, announced that Airtel Business, its B2B division, has achieved yet another industry milestone by becoming the first ICT service provider in the country to connect over 20 million devices through its IoT solutions.

AirtelIoT enables enterprises across industries such as automobile, energy, utilities, logistics, financial services, manufacturing and many more with a secure and dedicated private network for the safe transmission of all customer data across connected devices. Some of the key wins for AirtelIoT deployment in the recent times include – a partnership with Secure Meters for the deployment of 1.3 million smart meters in Bihar on NB-IoT, a partnership with TP Western Odisha Distribution Limited (TPWODL) – a joint venture between Government of Odisha and Tata Power for the deployment of 200,000 Smart Meters in Odisha and a partnership with Matter Motor Works to power 300,000 bikes through cellular IoT.

Ganesh Lakshminarayanan – CEO, Airtel Business (India) said, “IoT is a key pillar in India’s digital growth journey and, as a brand powering this journey with our future-ready technology solutions for connected devices, we are delighted to achieve this significant milestone of 20 million connected devices on our platform. With efficient and cost-effective automated IoT solutions, we are at the forefront of empowering enterprises to extend their reach to the remotest parts of the country on our secure platform as they scale their businesses. We will continue to partner with enterprises to enable their digital transformation journey with our innovative IoT solutions”.

Gajanan Kale, Chief Executive Officer –  TP Western Odisha Distribution Limited said, “We want to create a customer focused, technology savvy and future ready distribution company that’s sustainable. We believe that technology can provide us a lot of answers as we step out to create such a company. We are looking forward to deploying smart meters for billing in partnership with Airtel and making best use of their IoT technology to deliver reliable and customer friendly services”.

Powered with an extensive suite of innovative solutions such as asset tracking, vehicle telematics, industrial asset monitoring, smart metering, amongst many others, Airtel Business’s integrated IoT platform offers customized solutions for each unique IoT requirement of enterprises across 5G, 4G, NB-IoT, 2G and satellite.

The future-ready, scalable and secure AirtelIoT platform also offers enterprises the capability to seamlessly manage all their connected devices through a user-friendly connectivity management portal ̶ AirtelIoT Hub. The portal also offers advanced analytics tools like diagnostics, live session checks and real-time data-usage monitoring amongst many others. For more details on AirtelIoT, click here.


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