XL Axiata and Cisco launch scalable IoT connectivity platform

XL Axiata and Cisco launch scalable IoT connectivity platform

Indonesian telco XL Axiata announced it has partnered with Cisco to introduce a cloud-based IoT connectivity management platform to help customers in Indonesia securely scale their IoT businesses.

XL Axiata’s “IoT Connectivity+” platform aims to address the growing complexity of large-scale IoT deployments due to the range of devices and their varying technological sophistication – especially in areas like cybersecurity – which makes such systems harder to manage.

The platform, powered by Cisco’s IoT Control Center, promises a unified architecture designed to manage a large scale of diverse endpoints and platforms. The platform sports an AI-powered anomaly detection capability that proactively finds and alerts the business about any device or connectivity issues in the background, which improves service reliability.

The IoT platform also features enterprise-grade, end-to-end security to help protect users, devices, and critical infrastructure. This also includes real-time device monitoring and analytics to detect unusual data or connectivity patterns.

XL Axiata also said the platform enables businesses to accelerate innovative IoT use-cases tailored for their business needs and manage it all on a single platform. They can also pick a rate plan based on real-time usage to manage and control costs.

The telco expects IoT connections in Indonesia to grow threefold to approximately 404 million by 2028, with cellular connections constituting a quarter of this figure and growing further to 148 million by 2032. XL Axiata said its IoT services will target connected car OEMs, major banks, electrical utility providers, security solutions, and fleet management customers.

Yessie D. Yosetya, director and chief enterprise business and corporate affairs officer at XL Axiata, said that Indonesia’s IoT industry continues to grow exponentially as the country looks to realize its ‘smart cities’ vision, and that managing cellular IoT connectivity at scale is critical to realizing that vision.

“As connectivity continues to improve across Indonesia, businesses are now looking to scale the IoT deployments and bring to life various use cases. However, they realise that to be successful in this area in the long run, they need to ensure they can address the complexity associated with IoT deployment and keep them secure from malicious actors,” Yosetya said. “As such, they need a simple, scalable, and secure platform that can help them achieve those goals and XL Axiata IoT Connectivity+ provides exactly that.”

Yosetya added that the IoT Connectivity+ platform will lay the foundation for bringing a new wave of IoT applications at scale to the market in the future, especially those leveraging 5G and other emerging technologies.

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