EXCLUSIVE: Spark Digital details IoT blueprint for NZ businesses

EXCLUSIVE: Spark Digital details IoT blueprint for NZ businesses

As the industry becomes more connected, and the Internet of Things takes greater prominence in business, Simon Gillespie, General Manager of Corporate, Spark Digital, has one simple message for Kiwi organisations.

Powered by Jasper, Gillespie says Connected Mobility can help New Zealand businesses increase service reliability, reduce operational costs while better scaling M2M deployments.

“It can be integrated into 3G and 4G networks enabling customers to use machine to machine in new ways that might not have been previously possible,” he adds.

“Our Connected Mobility platform offers scalability and reliability – with incremental opex cost and low upfront investment, permitting small pilot environments or small scale deployments with little upfront commitment.

“Customers can reach new markets quickly and easily by choosing a global platform used by operators worldwide.”

Validated by Spark Digital’s recent M2M deal with ADT Security, which provides ADT with access to Spark Digital’s Connected Mobility service, Gillespie says the uptake in New Zealand has so far been “excellent”, since launching in October 2014.

“Our original M2M customers are very eager to transition to the Connected Mobility platform,” he adds.

As a globally recognised cloud-based M2M platform, Connected Mobility is used worldwide by Spark and other leading mobile operators like Telstra Australia, Singtel, 02 and AT&T.

The platform is only available from Spark in New Zealand and was recognised by the 2013 Global Mobile Awards as the Best Cloud Based technology for Mobile.

“It’s definitely kudos for Spark Digital that a company like ADT has thoroughly evaluated the market and chosen Spark Digital as their trusted provider,” Gillespie adds.

“A high degree of resiliency and stability is required for this type of monitoring, and our Connected Mobility platform has shown it is the best in the market for this purpose.”

Also known as Tyco in New Zealand, Gillespie says ADT chose Spark Digital on the strength of the company’s network coverage and reliability, and largely because Spark New Zealand are the only Kiwi provider able to offer a real-time M2M dashboard.

“Connected Mobility helps our clients unleash the power of big data by enabling them to simultaneously monitor and manage multiple devices in any location and provide real-time information that they can use to create a competitive edge,” he adds.

“In ADT’s case the Spark Connected Mobility dashboard, powered by Jasper, will allow them to self-manage their mobile connections in the field, including self-provisioning, diagnosis of faults, and tracking.

“Jasper is already the platform of choice for the most enterprises worldwide, so we are delighted to offer the award winning technology to Spark Digital customers in New Zealand.”

With voice, and global roaming capabilities both available now and 4G integration underway, Gillespie says global SIM will be available later in 2015, as Spark Digital lays out the next step for Kiwi businesses to harness the potential of the Internet of Things.

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