28 February 2017

KT and Cisco Jasper Launch Global IoT Services Platform for Businesses in Korea

Cisco Jasper and KT Enable Companies Throughout Korea to Deliver New Connected Experiences for their Customers While Creating New Revenue Streams

BARCELONA, Spain (Mobile World Congress)Businesses throughout Korea can now take advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT) to deliver new connected services to their customers, thanks to KT and Cisco Jasper®. The combination of KT’s high-performance network and the Cisco® Jasper Control Center IoT connectivity management platform enables both local and international customers to provide seamless global IoT services without boundaries. KT customers in Korea can manage their IoT services on a global scale from a single IoT platform thanks to Cisco Jasper’s partnerships with more than 50 service providers, which manage IoT devices across more than 550 mobile operator networks worldwide.

KT has been striving to provide customers with a full line of customized IoT solutions and services, based on its strong infrastructure. To do so, KT selected the Cisco Jasper Control Center IoT platform as part of its integrated IoT solutions and services, which they have now introduced in Korea for the first time.

“There is a significant demand for IoT throughout Korea, and KT is leading the charge to bring the most sophisticated IoT connectivity and management to all businesses,” said June Keun Kim, Senior Vice President, Head of GiGA IoT Business Division at KT. “Together with Cisco Jasper, KT is enabling businesses of all sizes and across all industries to deliver valuable new connected services that enhance their customers’ experiences while introducing new revenue opportunities.”

KT has strengthened its market leadership in IoT and the Connected Car industry and will expand its business and geographical coverage by leveraging the newly launched platform. Cisco Jasper Control Center is the automated connectivity management platform that makes it possible to launch, manage and monetize IoT services anytime, anywhere. With Control Center, businesses ensure that their connected services run reliably, securely and at the lowest possible cost. Control Center is the IoT platform of choice for more than 9,000 businesses worldwide today.

“Together with KT, we are enabling companies to transform their businesses and accelerate their success with IoT,” said Hong Lu, Managing Director, APJ & Greater China at Cisco Jasper. “The combination of Cisco Jasper’s automated connectivity management platform and KT’s powerful network provides businesses throughout Korea the tools they need to achieve meaningful business results with IoT services.”

For global companies looking to expand their IoT services into Korea, they can also easily do so with Control Center and KT. Cisco Jasper’s partnerships with mobile operators globally make it easy for businesses to scale their IoT services to additional countries as customer demand requires.

About KT

KT (Korea Telecom) is the leading global ICT and convergence service provider. Since its foundation separated from the government in 1981, KT has contributed to Korea's current ICT Development and advancement. KT is No.1 player in IoT market and connected car industry. KT has long been ranked as No. 1 in broadband penetration rate, Internet speed, LTE coverage, and the e-Government Index globally.

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