Security is one of the crucial factors for larger organizations.With the advent and the rise of devices based on Internet of Things, Tata Communication has taken a novel step very recently. The connected IoT device alerts the organization when its female employees reach home using company vehicles. Apart from these, the company is also using various IoT devices to measure the consumption of electricity, control AC and lights and help minimize wastage of usable energy.
By 2022, the organization plans to launch 50 million IoT devices, which would account for 10-15% of the market, which has 150 million devices at present and grows by 28% every year.“The market today is fragmented from the largest players of telecom/IT to the smaller device manufacturers that make Bluetooth devices. We will bring in the complete value stack of device, network, platform, and software”, V. S. Shridhar, head of IoT business unit, at Tata Communications told Economic Times.
The various categories in the business unit have set up an application software team and plan to bring devices allocating 100 million USD for IoT. The Tata Group wing in the race faces tough competition from various large telecom operators. The range of Vodafone Group has crossed 50 million IoT solutions in India.The largest telecom operator Airtel has plans to enter the smart home automation with the help of IoT devices and aims at expanding security and revenue in India.At the same time, Tata Communications in the market works under a four-pronged strategy to create its brand and take on the competition.
“In the initial years, we are looking at rolling out and ramping up our IoT network and heavily investing in platform and devices to build a robust base to acquire and deploy information, post which we will be also getting into analytics, Delivering value through apps is going to be very important and it will be core IP as well. One of the most important aspects is to have control and security of the data of our customers for whom we would be developing the apps,” said V. S. Sridhar to the Economic Times.
To introduce IoT network to the smart cities, the organization started working with different states to monitor smart lighting, sewage management and quality of water in a better way.
Source: Economic Times