IoT provider Eseye has announced a strategic partnership with TELUS which will see Eseye’s AnyNet connectivity platform power the newly launched TELUS Global Connect.
The partnership will also see TELUS Ventures, the company’s strategic investment arm, make a £15m investment in Eseye. These funds will enable Eseye to drive product development, customer success and expand sales and marketing activities to meet growing enterprise demand for ubiquitous and reliable global cellular IoT connectivity.
Eseye will provide a white-labelled global IoT connectivity solution that delivers ubiquitous global connectivity to TELUS customers. The connectivity provided by Eseye will allow TELUS customers to accessing more than 700 mobile networks in over 190 countries.
Nick Earle, CEO of Eseye (pictured), explained, “This strategic partnership and investment in Eseye marks an inflection point for the company. Our many years at the leading edge of cellular IoT connectivity have seen us deliver value to more than 2,000 customers across the globe. Today, this partnership validates our technology platform and goal to provide ubiquitous, cellular connectivity to devices anywhere in the world. We’re excited to be working with TELUS to deliver this new global IoT capability to its customers.”
Mike Cihra, vice president for IoT at TELUS, added, “By simplifying access to global networks, TELUS Global Connect removes a barrier to international expansion for many businesses, contributing to a stronger economy for us all. As evidence of our tireless commitment to help transform our customers’ organisations, our partnership for IoT connectivity management acknowledges the global nature and requirements of so many of our customers’ operations and is a clear signal of our intention to invest to satisfy those requirements, as our customers progress on their journeys to grow their businesses internationally.”
This partnership provides localised IoT network access in key markets around the world, including the UK, which allows for competitive pricing, superior network performance, lower latency for data and application function. The AnyNet Connectivity Platform delivers options for integration into AWS and Microsoft Azure, providing connectivity management services for customers and developers that integrate their own services on those cloud platforms.