KaR-Tel collaborates with Cisco Jasper to deliver IoT services throughout Kazakhstan
Aug 21, 2017
KaR-Tel is the first mobile operator in Kazakhstan to partner with Cisco Jasper to enable IoT services for its customers
Kazakhstan – August 17, 2017 – KaR-Tel, a leading mobile and network service provider in Kazakhstan, today announced a collaboration with Cisco Jasper to help enable enterprises in Kazakhstan launch, manage and monetize IoT services. KaR-Tel, which is part of Veon, is the first mobile operator in Kazakhstan to adopt Cisco Jasper Control Center, the leading automated connectivity platform for managing IoT devices.
“Businesses throughout Kazakhstan are embracing IoT and its ability to shift business value from the products they produce to the services that they can now deliver by connecting those products,” said Rauan Kabdrakhimov, Corporate Sales Director at KaR-Tel. “We are excited to help enable this transformation for our business customers, and to help them deliver services that generate recurring revenues, while also enhancing their customers’ experiences. Cisco Jasper is the largest global IoT platform preferred by more enterprises than any other, so they were the natural choice as our IoT platform partner.”
The collaboration will pair KaR-Tel’s mobile network with the Cisco Jasper IoT connectivity management platform, enabling enterprises to easily and cost-effectively deliver new connected services. With Control Center, KaR-Tel’s business customers can control costs, scale globally, and enable highly reliable IoT services.
KaR-Tel is aiming to deliver IoT services to the following industries in Kazakhstan:
- Smart Meters – KaR-Tel’s infrastructure and the Cisco Jasper IoT platform will help bring future smart meter services and deployments to market faster.
- Retail – Retailers are capitalizing on IoT to offer new services, enhance their customer experiences and more quickly enter new markets.
- 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.
- Agriculture – For many years farmers have been relying on IoT to battle pests, maximize irrigation, and increase crop yields to help feed our planet's growing population.
“This partnership will enable innovative global enterprises to capitalize on IoT services and capture their share of the connected service market,” said Kalle Ward, Managing Director, EMEAR, IoT Business at Cisco Jasper. “With our IoT platform, KaR-Tel is helping their enterprise customers transform their businesses by introducing new business models and creating never-before-seen experiences for their customers.”
Enterprises on the KaR-Tel mobile network will benefit from Control Center, which will not only provide near real-time visibility and control over IoT services throughout Kazakhstan, but also has the global scale needed to easily expand those services worldwide. Cisco Jasper partners with 50+ service providers that manage IoT devices across more than 550 mobile networks worldwide, so businesses throughout Kazakhstan can deliver their IoT services to other countries as business demands.
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.
More than 9 million customers use Beeline’s services for the first quarter of 2017.
Beeline Kazakhstan is recognized as the most respected operator of the country based on the reputation audit by Reputation Institute.
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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