BNSL and Aeris ‘jointly tap’ India’s digital divide

To “jointly tap” the Internet of Things (IoT) market in India, India’s leading telecom service provider, Baharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL), has entered into an agreement with Aeris, a leading IoT solutions provider.

The companies will offer services and IoT solutions to the public sector and small and medium businesses in India.

BSNL is the only service provider currently making effort by planning initiatives to bridge the rural-urban digital divide in the ICT sector in India.

The partnership agreement is in hope for IoT projects to “improve supply chain efficiency, enhance customer experience, track and monitor assets, improve logistics and empower smart cities” through solutions.

‘Robust foundation for IoT projects’

Shri Anupam Shrivastava, chairman and managing director at BSNL, revealed: “As a leading Indian telecom player, BSNL has taken many steps to leverage technology to launch new services in line with the changing needs of our customers.

“IoT is an enabling technology that bears the potential to take India to a whole new level of development and our vision is to play a significant part in this endeavour. Our tie-up with Aeris is our first step in this direction.”

Rishi Bhatnagar, president at Aeris, added: “Our tie-up with BSNL is a multi-dimensional one and I am confident that this relationship will transform the contours of the IoT landscape in the country.

“Our partnership will ensure faster permeation of IoT across India and help businesses gain remarkable advantages while enabling innovation at all levels through ubiquitous connectivity and IoT solutions tailor-made for the challenges that Indian companies face.”

Written from press release by Leah Alger