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Published on : Feb 22, 2018

Professional services for internet of things (IoT) are gathering momentum driven by surging interests in IoT-powered products among companies world over. These services have picked up steam across businesses of all industries, increasingly helping them adopt IoT solutions. Collaborations among global players play a vital role in accelerating the adoption and further fueling innovation in IoT capabilities. To this end, AT&T Inc. and Ericsson, two globally prominent technology companies, announced on February 21 that they have entered into a collaboration to expand professional service capabilities for IoT. The partnership will enable the customers of AT&T to lessen risk and capitalize on the various opportunities brought about by emerging IoT ecosystem. The American multinational conglomerate has teamed with the Sweden-based networking and telecommunication player to introduce Global Device Certification for the app deployments. The service notably includes testing and verification along with white glove assistance for easing regulatory approval for IoT expansion.

Cooperation to Pave Way for Global IoT Ecosystem Spanning Over 150 Countries

With this collaboration, the companies are hoping to lay a robust foundation for global IoT ecosystem spanning over 150 countries. Of note, in 2017 AT&T has launched a comprehensive suite of suite of professional, managed, and consulting service in IoT for its customers. The services will allow operators as well as enterprises to unleash the potential of IoT in connecting things to unlock value. The customers will be able to use them to scale design, reduce implementation cost, accelerate device certification process, and innovate in the overall IoT landscape.

Adoption of IoT Professional Services to benefit Smart City Deployment

Notably benefiting the IoT ecosystem will be smart city deployments in a number of developing and developed nations. Utilities such as water meter companies, who will gain several advantages of the AT&T professional services. For instance, the services can be used to certify their water meter devices as they look to expand to new geographic regions. Certification services offered under the collaboration will feature facilitating pre-launch processes for IoT applications, helping end users get over regulatory and technological hurdles.