Paving the way for India’s 100 smart cities to be developed under the Digital India project
Reliance Group, an Indian private sector business house, has announced a strategic partnership with Cisco Jasper for the launch of a new venture, Unlimit, solely dedicated to providing Internet of Things (IoT) services to enterprise customers throughout India.
Unlimit will tap into the growing potential of the IoT market in the country. Customers will be able to take advantage of the Unlimit Control Centre, which is based on the IoT connectivity management platform of Cisco Jasper, and includes Reliance’s mobile network.
With Unlimit, Reliance becomes the first telecommunications services provider in the country to set up a dedicated IoT business unit committed to helping its corporate customers achieve their goals.
Announcing the launch of the new venture, Juergen Hase, CEO at Unlimit, said: “IoT is a critical enabler for India’s growth, and businesses throughout the country are already utilising 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.”
In addition to enabling business transformation for companies throughout India, the new IoT service launched by Reliance and Cisco Jasper will also play a key role in making the Digital India project – a government programme committed to building 100 smart cities to increase 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 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.
Cisco is also expanding its commitment to India by actively hiring IoT engineering talent in India to join the Cisco Jasper team in the Cisco Innovation Centre, located in Bengaluru.
“We are a company with deep roots in India, as both myself and one of my co-founders were born and raised here,” said Jahangir Mohammed, GM of Cisco Jasper (and former co-founder and CEO of Jasper). “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.”