LONDON, 11 February – CKH Innovations Opportunities Development (CKH IOD), a unit of CK Hutchison’s telecom division, has joined forces with Eseye, a leader in ubiquitous global IoT connectivity, to expand Eseye’s global IoT connectivity coverage and meet rising demand for connected devices.
Three Ireland, part of the CK Hutchison 3 Group, will provide global connectivity to Eseye’s customer base across the 3 Group’s IoT global roaming footprint.
CKH IOD and Eseye will work to develop next generation IoT solutions, enabling customers to seamlessly connect to hyperscale cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), and allow “out of the box” connectivity that is fully integrated. This will provide significant benefits such as simplified IoT adoption, security certification, real time data analytics and single point of billing and support.
This collaboration addresses a growing need among global enterprises for simpler, more streamlined, more cost-effective connectivity and management for every IoT device, regardless of the device’s geographic location. Customers who are deploying IoT devices globally can now benefit from the expertise and capabilities of Eseye and CKH IOD, and the global roaming footprint of the 3 Group.
“Our work with Eseye is good news for customers, who want to derive the benefits of IoT and understand that a successful deployment requires simplicity, scale, and security,” said Joe Parker, CEO, CKH IOD. “The data and insights that can flow from an IoT solution provide the potential for significant competitive advantage, especially for organisations who need to get closer to customers as part of digital transformation initiatives. We’re delighted to bring the reach and reliability of CKH IOD and the 3 Group to our collaboration with Eseye as we work together to develop the next generation of highly scalable IoT solutions.”
Nick Earle, CEO, Eseye said: “This partnership with CKH IOD demonstrates the growing demand for operators to provide highly resilient IoT connectivity on a global scale, with a single point of contact for billing and support and automatic provisioning of data into hyperscale cloud. The partnership enables customers to benefit from our unique connectivity management platform, delivering reduced device lifecycle costs and enhanced connectivity resilience, backed by major Mobile Network Operators such as the 3 Group. I am delighted that CKH IOD have recognised Eseye as a strategic, specialist global IoT connectivity partner and we look forward to working together to deliver global projects in the future.”
“There is a growing need for global enterprises to benefit from the IoT expertise and capability that is delivered through this partnership” said Eoin MacManus, Chief Business Officer, Three Ireland. “Together Eseye, CKH IOD and Three Ireland have the ability to solve any complex deployment issue and enable any enterprise, no matter their location, to reap the benefits of IoT.”
ABOUT CKH IOD
CKH Innovations Opportunities Development is a telecom unit and international development hub of CK Hutchison, creating international and global technological innovations that are built on one of CK Hutchison’s strongest assets, our mobile networks. We offer customised global mobile communications and data solutions that create new digital value and unprecedented opportunities to business. Our collaborative approach combined with our world-class network and experience means we are best placed to help our customers design, adapt, develop and scale solutions faster. For more information, please visit: www.ckhiod.com.
ABOUT THREE IRELAND
Three is one of Ireland’s leading mobile operators with over 2.3 million customers. Three operates 2G, 3G and 4G networks, has invested nearly €2 billion in Ireland to date and is currently rolling out 5G services. Based in Dublin and Limerick, Three provides a full suite of network services. For more information, please visit: www.three.ie
ABOUT 3 GROUP
The 3 Group, which is part of the conglomerate CK Hutchison, serves approximately 100 million customers globally using networks built for fast mobile data. The 3 Group and its affiliated companies operate mobile networks in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Ireland, Macau, Sri Lanka, Sweden, UK and Vietnam.
ABOUT CK HUTCHISON
Listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (CK Hutchison) is a renowned multinational conglomerate committed to innovation and technology with businesses spanning the globe. With operations in over 50 countries and over 300,000 employees worldwide, CK Hutchison has five core businesses – ports and related services, retail, infrastructure, energy and telecommunications. CK Hutchison reported turnover of approximately HKD 453 billion (USD 58 billion) for the year ended 31 December 2018. For more information, please visit: www.ckh.com.hk.
Since 2007 Eseye has been a leading global provider of IoT connectivity solutions. Using our hardware and cellular expertise, specialist IoT support supported by a powerful global partner ecosystem, we have successfully connected over 1,000 device types through global cellular partnerships in 190 countries. Our unique AnyNet Secure® technology and advanced connectivity management platform enables more than 2,000 customers to successfully deploy and manage IoT device estates. For more information please visit: www.eseye.com
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