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Celcom Axiata partners Xperanti to commercialise IoT solutions

Telecommunications company Celcom Axiata is collaborating with with network provider Xperanti IoT to leverage the capabilities of Sigfox 0G technology for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Sigfox has worked with brands such as Michelin, Airbus, LVMH, Volkswagen, Changi Airport Singapore

According to a press release, the two companies plan to collaborate to identify proven use cases and commercialise IoT solutions, leveraging Sigfox technology with Celcom’s network to further accelerate the adoption of IoT in Malaysia.

It is also stated that as Sigfox’s exclusive operator, Xperanti began laying the groundwork for IoT deployment last year and has achieved 85 percent coverage by population in Malaysia, including Sabah and Sarawak. According to the press release, Xperanti will continue to densify the network to achieve > 95% coverage by 2020 to support the adoption of Industry 4.0 in Malaysia.

Azlan Zainal Abidin, chief enterprise business officer of Celcom Axiata said that this collaboration signifies Celcom’s “full commitment” to lead the nation’s drive towards IoT adoption. He added that this in preparation towards the fourth industrial revolution (IR4.0), which further supports the development of the nation’s digital ecosystem.

“As Celcom aims to facilitate and accelerate IoT adoption in the country, our collaboration with Xperanti IoT allows Celcom to be the nation’s most comprehensive IoT network provider, creating a positive awareness regarding technology advantages, as well as educate enterprises on the complexity of initial investments and management”, Abidin said.

He added that this initiative will provide local businesses with another way of identifying and implementing IoT solutions to “significantly enhance their business” as well.

Vicks Kanagasingam, Xperanti’s CEO, said that the collaboration with Celcom Axiata is “essential” and “beneficial for the market and nation” as it allows them to understand and leverage the performance and maturity of the different types of connectivity solutions for Industrial IoT use cases.

“We support Malaysian enterprises to adopt practical, scalable and sustainable industrial IoT solutions in order to compete with larger companies, with the aim to fast-track the adoption of Industry 4.0 in the country, and unify the digital divide by implementing both industrial as well as community driven IoT-based solutions,” Kanagasingam added.

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