Cisco Adds to Its IoT Portfolio for Mass IoT

By Chantal Polsonetti

Company and Product News

Cisco announced advancements to its internet of things (IoT) portfolio to help its service provider customers IoT Portfoliooffer a simpler way to manage LPWAN/4G/5G IoT connectivity for new and emerging use cases.

As industries look to evolve their digital strategies in support of hybrid work, they need simplified solutions to connect and manage low-cost, often-stationary devices deployed at massive scale (Mass IoT), such as utility meters, medical devices, and agricultural sensors.

Cisco IoT Control Center now fulfills industry needs for Mass IoT with a new simplified and secure connectivity management package purpose-built for lower complexity IoT devices.

With low bandwidth consumption and predictable usage patterns, stationary devices are often connected over wide areas with 3GPP LPWAN networks. LPWAN supports a broad range of IoT use cases – from a water meter that sends a burst of data once a week, to a city parking meter that handles transactions throughout the day and night. Remote management for these devices is less complex than those requiring continuous, real-time, mission critical data collection such as connected cars.

With its new Cisco IoT Control Center offer, delivered as a subscription service, service providers can now address the full range of enterprise use cases - from low-to-high complexity from a single platform. The new offer reduces connectivity management complexity and costs without compromising quality, making it practical and profitable for service providers to drive new revenue streams and capitalize on new Mass IoT market opportunities.

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