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Swiss-made IoT Connectivity deployed throughout the world: Swisscom and Nexxiot advance their strategic partnership
Swisscom’s EVP, Head of Connected Business Solutions, Friederike Hoffmann says: “Swisscom is excited to move forward with Nexxiot to deliver the benefits from IoT, one of the most advanced technologies to monitor constantly moving trains and cargo in some of the most remote places in the world. We are proud to be part of their global rollout journey. The Nexxiot team successfully scaled their business using Swisscom's global connectivity services, demonstrating trust and commitment in Swisscom's global IoT connectivity with its 5G-readiness and strong focus on reliability and security.”
Nexxiot’s CEO Stefan Kalmund is leading the expansion of the Swiss industrial IoT company that’s already captured a large part of the European market. “It’s exciting that clients trust us to equip their supply chain assets with our zero-maintenance hardware. This opens the door to creating and delivering huge value for fleet operators and cargo owners who require data to improve their transparency around mileage, to increase the reliability of cargo arrival times and at the same time reach their sustainability targets”, says Stefan Kalmund.
Nexxiot monitors non-powered mobile assets like rail freight wagons and tank containers, with over a billion individual messages having now been sent from Nexxiot sensors to the Nexxiot platform using Swisscom connectivity. These messages originate from over 160 individual countries via more than 450 Swisscom roaming partners. “Whilst others are talking about ‘Big Data’, it’s been Nexxiot’s daily reality for a long time now. New customers have recently engaged in North America, Eastern Europe and beyond”, adds Stefan Kalmund.
Nexxiot has been able to innovate in the complex field of B2B IoT because Switzerland attracts the best data science and computer engineering skills in the world, especially with Zurich’s lifestyle benefits, tech hub’s, universities and culture of quality. Creating business value may start with great ideas and a radical approach but to deliver meaningful action and favorable outcomes, a combination of analytics, AI, and machine learning must be integrated and deployed. Creativity needs to be mixed with business domain knowledge and a cutting-edge approach to data science to extract the value and differentiate services from competitors.
Nexxiot’s strategic partnership with Swisscom will focus on providing connectivity and supporting the company’s outreach into new markets through joint communications and a unified global IoT strategy. Stefan Kalmund says, “Addressing topics like managing data around international borders where connectivity providers are switched over, can add significant complexity and therefore needs careful management. The important thing is that our customers get seamless visibility and intelligence on performance critical topics like delays and transport interruptions. This means they can rely on us and our world class algorithms for the processed data they need to manage all their business activities and critical events in the supply chain.”
Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading telecoms company and one of its leading IT companies, is headquartered in Ittigen, close to the capital city Berne. Outside Switzerland, Swisscom has a presence on the Italian market in the guise of Fastweb. It is one of Switzerland’s most sustainable and innovative companies.
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