MTN Joins IOT World Alliance, First in Africa

MTN has joined the IOT World Alliance, as the first African telecommunications company to do so.

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The IOT World Alliance is a global collaboration of telecommunications providers dedicated to providing machine-to-machine device connectivity around the world through its Single Global SIM solution.

The alliance says multinational corporations planning to roll out connected devices worldwide face a multitude of hurdles.

As the largest mobile operator cooperative in the world, the IOT World Alliance says it aims to eliminate the complexity associated with worldwide deployments of connected devices.

The alliance provides a global solution aimed at simplifying and promoting the adoption of IOT communications worldwide. The solution leverages the operators’ combined global presence.

“We are very proud to be a member of the alliance, not only do we join a community of like-minded telecommunications companies committed to making global connectivity cheaper and simpler, but as MTN we believe this partnership supports our efforts to deliver on our core belief that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life,” says Oliver Fortuin, MTN group executive for enterprise business.

Commenting on the partnership, IOT World Alliance chairman, Mark van den Berg says: “We are pleased to have MTN on board, and look forward to leveraging the scale and reach that MTN has in Africa and parts of the Middle East.

“I think it is an exciting and long overdue partnership not only for MTN Group but also for IOT World Alliance as we work towards enabling our customers’ IOT device connectivity. We look forward to a long-lasting partnership and most importantly working together to offer customers the solutions they need when they need them”.

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