MTN and Cisco Launch IoT Services Throughout South Africa

MTN and Cisco Launch IoT Services Throughout South Africa

MTN has become the first mobile operator in South Africa to deploy Cisco Jasper’s Control Center, enabling their business customers to launch, manage, and monetise IoT services worldwide.

“We’re excited to see the early adoption from our business customers, and it’s clear that organisations in every industry are eager to deliver powerful connected services that help transform their businesses,” said Mariana Kruger, General Manager for ICT Solutions at MTN Business. “More businesses worldwide rely on Cisco Jasper Control Center than any other platform to deliver these IoT services, and combined with our powerful network, we are providing customers with the premier IoT connectivity solution in South Africa.”

Initial customer adoption has indicated strong demand for Control Center across all industries, with particular interest from the connected car, vehicle tracking, building security & automation, and logistics industries.

“Regardless of industry, every business can benefit from delivering connected services that enhance their customers’ experiences, help reduce operational cost, and introduce new sources of revenue,” said Kalle Ward, Managing Director, EMEAR, Cisco IoT. “Businesses throughout South Africa…can reliably and securely launch and monetise IoT services not only in South Africa, but globally.”

MTN’s mobile network, combined with Cisco Jasper Control Center, enables enterprises to securely and cost-effectively deliver new connected services throughout South Africa, and to scale those services globally as needed. Cisco Jasper partners with 50+ service providers that manage IoT devices across more than 550 mobile networks worldwide, which enables businesses throughout South Africa to easily utilise the Control Center platform to deliver their IoT services to other countries as business demands.

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