Tata Communications has tied up with China Telecom to allow the latter to launch IoT services across the world using the Indian provider’s network.
Tata Communications, formerly known as VSNL, is one of the world’s largest Tier I network, which has touchpoints with nearly all other networks in the world.
The tie-up will allow China Telecom to launch its IoT services outside its home market, while also allowing Tata Com to offer its clients services inside China.
“This partnership means that the multinational customers of China Telecom Global and Tata Communications will be able to deploy IoT services across each other’s networks and capitalise on the growth of the global IoT market,” the Indian company said.
“China Telecom Global will be able to enhance the global reach of its IoT offering, and address the needs of both Chinese and overseas based corporations,” it said.
China Telecom is one of the biggest telecom services providers in China, and is owned by the state.
IoT or Internet of Things services refer to applications such as smart cars, smart meters and other automatic machines that function intelligently due to their connection with other devices remotely via the Internet.