Ericsson launches IoT Accelerator Marketplace
IoT Accelerator Marketplace will connect solutions developers with service providers
Ericsson has launched an IoT Accelerator Marketplace, which will help connect service providers and application developers in the Internet of Things sphere.
The marketplace is intended to build collaboration and enable the global ecosystem around IoT solution. Service providers will be able to access a catalogue of IoT apps, so that they can offer their enterprise customers shorter time to market for new offerings. Application developers will be able to connect to service providers, increasing their reach, and improving uptake of universal standard connectivity APIs. The platform also includes monetization and settlement capabilities to facilitate monetization and billing across the ecosystem.
Carrie MacGillivray, Group Vice President, Internet of Things & Mobility at Market Intelligence firm IDC, said: "Communications service providers are racing to scale and differentiate in the fast moving IoT market. It's necessary for these service providers to have a robust developer ecosystem that helps them compete. For developers working across multiple service provider networks and platforms, the challenges of fragmentation are addressed by utilizing APIs that apply globally and are consistent across all mobile networks."
Jeff Travers, Head of IoT, Ericsson, added: "The launch of IoT Accelerator Marketplace will unlock the potential for different players in the value chain to deliver value. It is another stepping stone to make 5G a reality by enabling massive adoption of massive IoT. This supports service providers as they seek to expose network connectivity IoT APIs and monetize these assets."
Application developers can benefit from a new go-to-market exposing their offering globally through Ericsson. This will enable app developers to scale their business and at the same time develop applications based on cellular connectivity APIs with added value for enterprises, such as fast and automated device and subscription onboarding, higher security, ubiquitous cellular coverage around the world improved for indoor utilization, and superior handling of battery life.
Service providers and application developers can request access to the IoT Accelerator Marketplace here: IoT Accelerator Marketplace