CK Hutchison-owned Three Group extends its move into fast-growing IoT marketplace with Cisco partnershipMarch 27, 2017
San Jose, CA and Hong Kong – Three Group has today announced a partnership with Cisco Jasper which extends Three Group’s capabilities in the global Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace.
From mid-2017, Three Group’s enterprise customers wanting to launch IoT services will be able to do so using Cisco Jasper’s powerful connectivity management platform, Control Center. Customers will be able to access Control Center locally through Three Group’s national networks, while global customers will have the option of accessing Control Center through Hue, Three Group’s mobile enabling services division.
Three Group, which is part of the conglomerate CK Hutchison, serves over 90 million customers across three continents using networks built for fast mobile data. This partnership represents a significant move by Three Group to extend its capabilities in the burgeoning IoT space, leveraging its global portfolio of high-speed mobile networks to the advantage of the IoT market.
Built For High-Speed IoT
“Speed, flexibility and control are key to powering connected devices on a global scale,” said Jarrod Nink CEO at Hue. “Through our global footprint of high-speed mobile networks built for mobile data, and Cisco Jasper’s powerful platform, our customers will enjoy an edge in the IoT market for years to come. This partnership will put Three at the heart of the global IoT marketplace and offers huge potential to our enterprise customers.”
The Three Group sees significant demand for the Control Center platform in all of its markets and particularly from the following segments:
- Connected Car – Connected Car initiatives enable auto makers worldwide to transform their vehicles into connected hubs capable of delivering services that enhance the driver’s experience, drive new revenue and deliver powerful Research & Development insight into vehicle performance. As the autonomous car market evolves, the role of reliable, automated connectivity will be critical to the delivery of ongoing services. Cisco Jasper has a deep history in the Connected Car market, with 50 of the world’s largest auto brands using Control Center for their Connected Car initiatives.
- Building Security and Automation – Connectivity has transformed how we interact with both commercial properties and our homes, making them more efficient, secure and responsive to our needs. The services that make these outcomes possible have changed both experiences and expectations, and are becoming increasingly essential. The more we value these services, the more pivotal connectivity becomes, which is why many of the world’s largest building security and automation providers rely on the Cisco Jasper platform.
- Transportation and Logistics – IoT is a critical enabler for optimizing and automating transportation and logistics businesses. With real-time location views and comprehensive historical data, the Cisco Jasper Control Center platform helps companies improve fleet performance and enables maximum business efficiency at point of departure, during carriage and at point of arrival.
Beyond telecommunications, CK Hutchison operates businesses globally in the ports, retail, infrastructure and energy sectors. These sectors are rapidly seeking IoT services to streamline and improve business functionality and insight.
IoT Without Borders
As a global market leader, the Cisco Jasper Control Center platform is the IoT connectivity management platform of choice of over 9,000 enterprises worldwide. Control Center enables these companies to rapidly and efficiently launch, manage and monetize their IoT services, while providing the flexibility for businesses to scale those IoT services worldwide to meet the changing needs and expectations of their customers.
“Innovative enterprises in every industry are already utilizing Control Center today to enhance their customers’ IoT experiences and generate new, ongoing revenue sources,” said Kalle Ward, Managing Director EMEAR, IoT Cloud at Cisco Jasper. “Cisco Jasper has been powering these Real IoT successes for more than 10 years, and our connectivity management platform helps businesses automate and manage the delivery of their IoT services globally. We are delighted that the Three Group, with its high-speed mobile networks built for data and its multinational footprint, has selected Cisco Jasper as its partner to deliver IoT simplicity.”
Hue is Three Group’s end-to-end mobile enabling business. Leveraging the Three Group’s global footprint, MVNO and IoT customers can connect to operators with a single point of contact and integration.
The Three Group and its affiliated companies operate in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Ireland, Macau, Sri Lanka, Sweden, UK and Vietnam.
Hue is a member of CK Hutchison, a multi-national conglomerate headquartered in Hong Kong. For more information on CK Hutchison, please visit: www.ckh.com.hk
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