Airtel Business pioneers IoT solutions in India with 20 million connected devices


Airtel Business, the B2B division of leading Indian telecommunications service provider Bharti Airtel, has reached an industry milestone by becoming the country’s first ICT service provider to connect more than 20 million devices via its IoT solutions. The company’s IoT platform enables secure data transmission across connected devices for a multitude of industries including automobile, energy, utilities, logistics, financial services, and manufacturing.

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In recent times, Airtel’s IoT deployments have included partnerships with Secure Meters, TP Western Odisha Distribution Limited (TPWODL), and Matter Motor Works. This included the deployment of 1.3 million smart meters in Bihar on NB-IoT, the installation of 200,000 Smart Meters in Odisha, and enabling 300,000 bikes through cellular IoT respectively.

Airtel Business first to connect over 20 million devices through IoT in India

Airtel Business first to connect over 20 million devices through IoT in India. Photo courtesy of Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.

Ganesh Lakshminarayanan, CEO of Airtel Business (India), commented on the achievement, stating that IoT is a crucial element of India’s digital growth journey. He emphasized that Airtel Business is proud to support this journey with their advanced technology solutions for connected devices.

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Airtel Business’s IoT platform offers an extensive range of innovative solutions such as asset tracking, vehicle telematics, industrial asset monitoring, and smart metering, among others. These solutions can be customized according to the unique IoT requirements of enterprises across 5G, 4G, NB-IoT, 2G, and satellite. The platform is not only future-ready, scalable, and secure, but it also provides enterprises with a user-friendly connectivity management portal, the Airtel IoT Hub, offering advanced analytics tools.

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