Arkessa and Iotic Labs break new ground for Smart Cities

Arkessa, a leading MVNO Service Provider for Enterprise IoT has entered into a strategic alliance with Iotic Labs, who provide secure interoperability middleware for Smart Cities with a specific focus on Transport, Buildings and Facilities Management.

The partnership allows both companies to leverage their partner networks to accelerate and simplify the execution of smart cities projects which are frequently impacted by the challenges of working with numerous technology providers, cross departmental boundaries, or conflicting business models.

IoT and Data Analytics are critical elements in Smart Cities and Enterprise IoT strategies but large scale deployments have been slow to materialise. Systems integration and data-brokering is particular fraught due to security concerns, integration issues or because Enterprises have not built a compelling business plan demonstrating technical and commercial scaling beyond the proof of concept stage.

Arkessa’s customer and partner network is testament that businesses can flourish under service-oriented business models. OPEX-based or Ad-funded strategies enable global Enterprises and Cities to incrementally build IoT solutions into their infrastructure and services.

The groundbreaking secure interoperability middleware from Iotic Labs enables data integration to happen more easily at the Cloud or Enterprise level by creating an Internet-like environment for Things. This is Iotic Space where data can be anonymously shared or exchanged in a way that enables Enterprises to augment their own device data and databases with data from other Enterprises, or even from public crowd-sourced data.

Andrew Orrock, Arkessa CEO said “We are delighted to partner with Iotic Labs and welcome them to Arkessa’s ecosystem of leading edge partners. The team at Iotic take the novel approach that IoT should be more about accessing the right data and building business value from a hybrid data strategy where they combine Enterprises’ own IoT deployments and third-party data published anonymously and securely into Iotic Space.”

Robin Brattel, CEO at Iotic Labs said “Arkessa is a leader in IoT and they have an incredible channel partner network which is already delivering value to Enterprise customers. We are excited to collaborate and connect IoT assets on a global scale. An Iotic Labs overlay on Arkessa’s current M2M services connectivity, security, location and eUICC subscription management creates an exciting proposition for many sectors from the Smart Cities to Industry 4.0”

Infographic courtesy of Raconteur

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