eir Business Launches ‘Internet of Things’ Service Built on Asavie IoT Connectivity Platform

by Asavie Press for Press

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain – February 23, 2016: Asavie, the provider of next generation enterprise mobility management and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity solutions announced today that eir Business, the principal provider of fixed-line and mobile telecommunications services in Ireland has launched IoT Connect, enabling businesses to harness the power of the Internet of Things.

IoT Connect can be used by small and large companies in multiple fields including healthcare, transport, manufacturing to connect assets in the field to the internet and ultimately collect real-time, intelligent data to optimise the design and delivery of products and services. IoT Connect, is built on Asavie PassBridge®, an IoT connectivity platform designed to enable telecom providers such as eir to deliver highly scalable and secure SIM-based M2M connectivity solutions.

eir IoT Connect provides small and large businesses with cellular mobile connectivity (including global roaming), an online self-care portal to manage their IoT assets and a choice of private or Internet based network solutions.   Coupled with the reach of the eir mobile network, as well as its analytic tools, eir’s IoT Connect enables businesses to efficiently gain the intelligence needed to drive innovation and improve business decisions.

Bill Archer, Managing Director, eir Business said, “We are delighted to partner with Asavie to deliver IoT services nationwide. Together with Asavie, eir Business makes managing connected devices easier than ever, so businesses can focus on, collecting their data, refining their applications and ultimately building a better service for their customers.”

Ralph Shaw, CEO, Asavie, welcoming the announcement said, “We are delighted to partner with eir Business to deliver its IoT Connect solution. To compete in today’s IoT driven economy, connectivity and the ability to securely manage the vast amounts of data transacted between devices is of paramount importance. eir’s IoT Connect, enables enterprises to confidently deploy and scale their M2M projects by securely managing their connection to the Internet.” 

About Asavie
Asavie makes connectivity simple. Our mobility management and Internet of Things solutions manage, scale and secure connectivity across diverse networks. The award winning, on-demand, Asavie PassBridge® platform enables mobile operators, OEM vendors and managed service providers to rapidly launch, scale and secure end-user enterprise mobility and Internet of Things projects. Global market leaders including AT&T, Cradlepoint, Telenor, Telefonica O2 and Vodafone use Asavie to fast track their smart connected projects. 

About eir
eir is the principal provider of fixed-line and mobile telecommunications services in Ireland with approximately 2.3 million customers. The company has the most extensive fixed and mobile network in Ireland and provides a comprehensive range of advanced voice, data, broadband, TV and ICT services to the residential, small business, enterprise and public sector markets. The wholesale division, Open eir, is the largest wholesale provider in Ireland with more than 40 operators using our network. In 2013, eir was the first operator to launch 4G services in Ireland.

The company has 3,300 full time equivalent employees. The cornerstone of the company’s current €2.5 billion strategic investment programme is the construction of Ireland’s largest fibre broadband network that will reach 1.9 million homes and businesses by the end of 2020 using FTTC and FTTH technologies.

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For information

For Asavie

Hugh Carroll, Asavie, + 353 1 676 3585/+353 86 604 9270/ hugh.carroll@asavie.com 

Anne Marie McCallion, ReturnPR +353 86 834 9329/annemarie@returnpr.com

For eir Business

Dearbhaill Rossiter, Head of Communications, (085) 174 5284 / Dearbhaill.rossiter@eir.ie

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