Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group’s Reliance Communications Ltd. (RCoM) was on 27 August 2015 entered into an agreement with the USA based Jasper Technologies, Inc. to offer Internet of Things (IoT) services in India.
The services are expected to be rolled out by 30 September 2015.
Key Features of partnership between RCoM and Jasper
• Enterprises and individuals in India will be offered IoT services to launch and manage business activities and monitor individual behavioural patterns. Further, it will help businesses to build, implement and go to market faster, while gaining real-time visibility, control and service reliability he said.
• RCoM will provide or install chips that can relay feedback to its data centres for processing and appropriate action.
• A host of services can be provided for smart cities and to the Government of India under its Digital India initiative.
• It uses RCoM’s Global Cloud Xchange (Cloud X) with 11 data centres and Jasper Centre platform to enable enterprises to deliver IoT services.
About Internet of Things
IoT refers to a network of internet connected devices which are embedded with electronic sensors and data transmitting technologies. By using the Internet, the data collected by sensors in the IoT devices like cars, power systems and even as small as tooth brushes transmitted to other networked devices and data processing systems. Thus, the information generated by processing the data will be used by the companies and individuals to make better decisions.
As per an estimate, there will be roughly 100 billion IoT based devices in the world by 2025, with 2 million new sensors deployed every hour.
IoT in India
In India, the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) released the Draft Internet of Things (IoT) policy in November 2014 to develop business opportunities in this emerging technology.
Union Government in July 2015 announced to set up a Centre of Excellence on Internet on Things (IoT) as a joint initiative of Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), Education and Research Network (ERNET) and NASSCOM.
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When: 27 August 2015