Here are the developments so far, ET Telecom

Here are the developments so far, ET Telecom

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NEW DELHI: Vodafone Idea’s enterprise arm, Vi Business, has been launching Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for smart cities, smart lighting, and agriculture, among others, to build a portfolio catering to the end-to-end IoT requirements across industry verticals.

“Your company remains focused on strengthening its position on business services, especially the new and fast-growing segment of IoT and cloud services,” says Vi in its latest annual report.

According to Vi, it is transforming itself from a telecom operator to a technology company (techco), and becoming the preferred partner of companies in their digital journey.

“Your company leverages its multi-year relationships with customers and derives tremendous synergies from strength of Vodafone group especially its global leadership in IoT space,” says Vi. “While your company continues to focus on enterprise mobility and fixed line connectivity, your company is having incremental focus on new revenue streams and strengthening proposition on IoT and cloud service.”

To this extent, Vi said it continues to strengthen partnerships with customers with a range of offerings like Vi Integrated IoT which is an end-to-end IoT solution, Managed SIP, Cloud Firewall Service, Secure and Vi Business Plus bundled mobility offering.

The article below discusses major developments of Vi Business in the IoT domain, including deployments and use cases showcased:

Q: Where has Vi Business implemented IoT solutions?

A: As per the telco’s annual report, Vi Business has successfully implemented smart mobility, smart infrastructure and smart utility IoT solutions across use cases including automobiles, electric vehicles, BFSI, logistic & transportation, energy & utility, and manufacturing.

Q: What are some use cases that are served by Vi Business’ IoT solutions?

A: Vi Business’ IoT solutions have been deployed in varied use cases like smart cities, smart lighting, weather forecasting, electric vehicle (EV), battery management system, agriculture, solar & water management and more and have delivered business impact to the enterprises.

Q: What are Vi Business’ IoT solutions?

A: Vi Business’ IoT-focused solutions include eSIM and ‘IoT Smart Central’. The IoT Smart Central is the company’s all-new connectivity management platform that offers a comprehensive views of IoT devices to customers, allowing them to control these devices.

“This adaptive and agile platform helps customers to centrally manage, control & monitor connectivity options for IoT assets across industries and use cases,” Vi Business says.

Q: What are Vi Business’ IoT deployments for the agriculture sector?

A: Under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts, Vi Business has supported 1.6 lakh farmers in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh with the ‘Smart Agri’ project where IoT solutions have been deployed for real-time inputs by farmers in their farm fields. Additionally, during FY23, the company says to have supported an additional 20,000 farmers under the project in Varanasi.

Q: How is Vi Business bringing innovation in IoT?

A: Vi Business, in partnership with the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DoT), has built an IoT Lab which can be used to test and certify IoT devices.

“Our IoT Lab has been built in partnership with C-DOT, with an aim to simplify IoT solutions deployment and bring standardization and interoperability among IoT devices and applications as per ‘One M2M’ standard in the country,” says Vi in its annual report.

  • Published On Jul 17, 2023 at 08:15 AM IST

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