Onecom seals Sony Mobile Communications IoT deal

Sony Mobile Communications has struck an agreement with Onecom that sees the Whiteley-based comms provider operate as Sony's exclusive UK IoT partner.

Onecom will supply Sony's tracking solutions and devices and support them through its own in-house developed IoT platform which is connected to 500 partner networks across 200 countries.

The technology partners will also collaborate on the development of smart connected devices and cross vertical applications including business, infrastructure, transport and the public sector.

The first roll out is an indoor positioning service that tracks assets and people in real-time. It combines hardware, software, a cloud-based user application and analytics.

Onecom CEO Darren Ridge (pictured) said: "We are already seeing the benefits in innovation and productivity that come with the deployment of IoT technology, yet we are only scratching the surface of the virtually limitless possibilities it will bring."

Johan Svenér, VP, Sony Mobile Communications IoT Business Group Europe, added: "Our tracking solution has so far mainly focused on the health care business segment, but the solution has potential to add value in a variety of different businesses."

Onecom's current IoT solutions are designed for indoor and outdoor asset tracking, lone worker protection and camera telematics.

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