Reliance Group and Cisco Jasper together have launched UNLIMIT, a new venture dedicated to providing Internet of Things (IoT) services to enterprise customers throughout India. Announcing the launch, Juergen Hase, Chief Executive Officer of UNLIMIT said, “IoT is a critical enabler for India’s growth, and businesses throughout the country are already utilizing its huge potential to help deliver innovative new services to their customers, while reducing cost and increasing revenue. We are delighted to partner with Cisco Jasper, and this strategic partnership will strengthen the market position of UNLIMIT significantly.”
With UNLIMIT service the enterprise customer will be able to take advantage of the UNLIMITControlCenter, which is based on the IoT connectivity management platform of Cisco Jasper, and includes Reliance’s mobile network.
With this Reliance is the first telecommunications services provider in the country to set up a dedicated IoT business unit; and with Cisco Jasper it will provide a distinct range of service offerings with global delivery standards. Jahangir Mohammed, GM of Cisco Jasper (and former co-founder and CEO of Jasper) added, “It is inspiring to see both the Government and enterprises throughout India invest in IoT to advance both the country and commerce, which is why we are making our own investment in this market. Reliance Group’s deep commitment to advancing IoT throughout the country makes them an ideal partner.”
The new company is also looking at making IoT deployment an easy task for the organizations opting for this. “IoT technology holds a lot of promise for businesses looking to deliver connected services, but many believe the deployment of IoT to be too complex. This partnership makes it simple for companies of any size and in any industry to transform their businesses by offering connected services that enhance their customers’ experiences while enabling new revenue models,” said Jahangir.
Cisco Jasper is also partnering with 30+ mobile operator groups representing over 120 mobile networks worldwide, making it simple for businesses in India to expand their IoT services to new countries as needed. Likewise, companies using the Cisco Jasper platform outside of India can easily expand their connected services into India on Reliance’s network.
In fact, UNLIMIT is looking to add to Digital India project enabling Smart Cities, besides helping enterprises in bringing in digital transformation. According to Reliance, UNLIMIT will play a key role in making the Digital India project—a government program committed to building 100 Smart Cities to augment the quality of life for residents—a reality. “Reliable connectivity and the ability to easily manage the multitude of connected services involved in smart cities are two key requirements to ensure the success of the Digital India initiative. The combination of Reliance’s powerful mobile networks and Cloud Services with the global Cisco Jasper IoT connectivity management platform provides a full suite of solutions for smart city initiatives throughout India,” explained UNLIMIT’s Hase.