News Summary

  • Telstra and Cisco sign new five-year SaaS agreement for IoT to continue enterprise growth
  • Companies continue collaboration to bridge regions together with powerful IoT networks to support a variety of industries including financial, retail and government
  • With Telstra Control Center powered by Cisco customers gain the visibility they need to turn IoT data into smart business decisions

SAN JOSE, Calif., AND MELBOURNE, September 13, 2021  Telstra and Cisco today announced plans for continued collaboration with a new five-year agreement to provide advanced connectivity management for Internet of Things (IoT) services with Telstra Control Center powered by Cisco.

Using Cisco’s IoT Control Center SaaS solution for more than 10 years has allowed Telstra to advance its business goals and grow new revenue streams. The company currently serves thousands of customers including Australia’s major financial institutions, retailers and government, offering more visibility and flexibility to better manage their businesses and turn IoT data into decisions.

Cisco IoT Control Center is a market leading mobile IoT SaaS platform serving the connected car industry. It is currently used in more than 50 service provider networks and 30,000 enterprises supporting more than 185 million connected devices. Cisco continues to work with its service provider customers like Telstra to explore 5G use cases that will drive value, including private 5G, as the platform supports both 5G standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) networks.

“We’re proud to be an IoT global leader as we continue to scale up our IoT software and platform offerings across several industry verticals, while leveraging Australia’s largest IoT network with over four million IoT devices now connected,” said Mark Chapman, Group Owner of Industry Solutions and IoT, Telstra. “Working with Cisco, our management platform helps customers automate and manage large-scale IoT deployments easily and cost-effectively. This means customers can be faster to market, lower costs, increase reliability and take actions through the platform ’s insights.”

“Cisco and Telstra have a long history driving innovation in networking, 5G, collaboration solutions and more,” said Masum Mir, Vice President, Mobility, Automation and IoT Control, Cisco. “Together we continue to empower autonomous industries and connected communities in Australia with smart infrastructure designed to support the future of connectivity with 5G.”

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