Telstra to upgrade IoT offerings in multimillion-dollar deal

Wednesday, 04 March, 2020

Telstra to upgrade IoT offerings in multimillion-dollar deal

Telstra is set to grow its Internet of Things (IoT) offerings’ functionality under a three-year, multimillion-dollar contract with Software AG.

The agreement will see Telstra use Software AG’s Apama Advanced Streaming Analytics and Machine Learning solutions to improve its IoT offerings’ capabilities.

Telstra has already used these solutions to boost Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT platform and additional features are expected to go to market this year.

The deal follows the companies’ earlier partnership — announced in 2019 — which saw them combine digital water meters, dedicated pressure sensors and Telstra’s NB-IoT network with Software AG’s IoT analytics platform to deliver “water management-as-a-service”, according to Software AG.

“The Telstra IoT Water Solution combines Cumulocity with Australia’s largest IoT network and our NB-IoT enabled Captis devices to present a really exciting opportunity for Australian water utilities. It uses advanced analytics to detect leaks and pressure drops in water infrastructure and provide more detailed water consumption information to the benefit of the utility and the end customer,” Telstra Global IoT Solutions Executive Gerhard Loots said.

“Our water management platform can save water through leak detection but also reduce energy consumption and the carbon footprint of a water utility, which is key to reducing the impacts of climate change.”

Western Australian water corporation Busselton Water trialled the pair’s service last year and the solution is now being used to detect water flow rates, pressure and temperature in the field. Software AG, Telstra and Busselton Water will continue to develop the solution throughout 2020.

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