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18 April 2018

KaR-Tel Launches IoT Services throughout Kazakhstan with Cisco Jasper Control Center

Kazakhstan – April 18, 2018 – Cisco and KaR-Tel, a leading mobile and network service provider in Kazakhstan, today announced the availability of the Cisco Jasper Control Center automated IoT connectivity platform for all companies looking to deliver IoT services to their customers on KaR-Tel’s mobile network. 

“We are always looking to securely and cost-effectively deliver new connected services that enhance their customers’ experiences while also introducing new revenue possibilities,” said Rauan Kabdrakhimov, corporate sales director at KaR-Tel. “Together with Cisco Jasper, the largest global IoT platform provider, we are committed to enabling our customers to become connected services businesses so that they can capture their share of the burgeoning IoT market.” 

The combination of KaR-Tel’s mobile network with the Cisco Jasper IoT connectivity management platform enables enterprises to securely and cost-effectively deliver new connected services throughout Kazakhstan, and to scale those services globally as needed.  Cisco Jasper partners with 50+ service providers that manage IoT devices across more than 550 mobile networks worldwide, so businesses throughout Kazakhstan can easily utilize the Control Center platform to deliver their IoT services to other countries as business demands.  

KaR-Tel is currently seeing significant demand for the Control Center platform across multiple markets, including:

  • 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. Over 50 of the world’s leading automotive brands already utilize the Cisco Jasper Control Center platform to deliver their connected car services.
  • Retail and Point-of-Sale (POS) Terminals– Retailers are capitalizing on IoT to offer new services, enhance their customer experiences and more quickly enter new markets with connect POS terminals.  
  • Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) – ATMs have evolved beyond simply dispensing cash and now deliver additional services including check cashing/depositing, submission of loan applications, and even the reloading of gift cards. Secure IoT connectivity and management of these devices enables the safe, scalable deployment of ATM services.  

“Businesses of every size and across every industry are utilizing IoT to deliver powerful new connected services that can transform the way they do business,” said Kalle Ward, Managing Director, EMEAR, Cisco IoT. “Together with KaR-Tel’s powerful mobile network, we are enabling every company to simply and securely scale their IoT services both throughout Kazakhstan and globally.”  

About KaR-Tel

Beeline Kazakhstan (KaR-Tel LLP) is a universal telecom operator that offers mobile and fixed telephony services, international and long distance communication, data transmission, Internet access based on wireless technologies, optical fiber access, Wi-Fi, and 3G 4G networks. In addition to the standard list of services, Beeline provides a large number of other options: mobile finance, multimedia services, and convergent services.

Beeline Kazakhstan is recognized as the most respected operator of the country based on the reputation audit by Reputation Institute. In November 2017 the company entered the TOP-10 of Kazakhstan Innovation Companies.

The operator is part of the international telecommunications holding company Veon, headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Today Veon is the seventh mobile operator in the world in terms of the number of subscribers; in the fourth quarter of 2016, the company serves more than 230 million subscribers.

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