TELUS and Jasper launch Internet of Things Control Centre
Toronto, ON and Santa Clara, CA – TELUS continues to help Canadian businesses capitalize on the potential of Internet of Things (IoT) technology through a new partnership with Jasper, a global leader in IoT platforms. Canadian businesses can now easily launch, manage and monetize IoT services through the TELUS Control Centre, a purpose-built IoT service platform provided by Jasper.
The TELUS Control Centre simplifies the deployment and management of IoT services by offering automated device provisioning, real-time diagnostics, integrated billing, and deep reporting and cost-management features. The self-service platform manages the entire lifecycle of an IoT service, enabling companies to introduce new business models, go to market faster, and scale over time to meet market demand.
“As businesses continue to embrace IoT technology, we’re going to see millions of connected devices deployed in Canada within the next few years,” said Shawn Sanderson, TELUS’ vice-president of Internet of Things. “Through this partnership, we’re providing our customers with a market-leading solution to simplify their IoT operations, support rapid growth on a global scale and enable unparalleled visibility and control of their IoT business.”
IoT technology represents a significant opportunity for Canadian businesses, and the market is poised for growth. An IDC study commissioned by TELUS in 2014 revealed that only 13 per cent of Canadian businesses had deployed or budgeted for an IoT solution in 2014 , but that an additional 30 percent are looking to deploy in the next two years. As Canadian businesses increasingly adopt IoT technology, the TELUS Control Centre will make it easier for them to tap into its potential to create innovative new services and generate entirely new revenue models.
“Companies across all industries are looking to leverage IoT to deliver connected services,” said Cindy Patterson, Chief Customer Officer at Jasper. “With the TELUS Control Centre, enterprises can quickly and easily deploy IoT services that increase value for their customers while introducing new, recurring revenue streams.”
The partnership with Jasper further demonstrates TELUS’ commitment to bringing the world’s best IoT technology to Canada. In December 2014, the company also launched the TELUS IoT Marketplace, an online portal that features some of the most innovative IoT solutions available in Canada.
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $12 billion of annual revenue and 13.7 million customer connections, including 8.1 million wireless subscribers, 3.2 million wireline network access lines, 1.5 million Internet subscribers and 916,000 TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video, and is Canada's largest healthcare IT provider.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $396 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered and more than 6 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Created in 2005 by Executive Chairman Darren Entwistle, TELUS’ 11 community boards across Canada have led the company’s support of grassroots charities and will have contributed $47 million in support of 3,700 local charities organizations by the end of 2014, enriching the lives of more than two million Canadian children and youth. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.
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Jasper is a global Internet of Things (IoT) platform leader. Jasper has designed its industry-leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) IoT platform to enable companies of all sizes to rapidly and cost-effectively launch, manage and monetize IoT services on a global scale. When companies do this, they become much more than product businesses. They become service businesses, capable of automatically managing their customers’ complete service lifecycle, delivering unprecedented customer value and unlocking new sources of revenue. More than 1,600 companies in over 20 vertical markets, including many of the world’s top brands, choose Jasper to fast-track their IoT services. Jasper currently partners with 24 mobile operator groups, representing more than 100 mobile operator networks worldwide.
Founded in 2004, Jasper is based in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit www.jasper.com or follow us on Twitter @Jasper_IoT. To learn more about enterprises building IoT services that demonstrate what's possible when the digital and physical worlds converge, check out their stories at www.TitansofIoT.com.
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