At present, Ericsson pays more attention to the internet of things (IoT). Ericsson aims to attract developers focused on smart home, smart cities, logistics and advanced industries. The company will also provide auxiliary capabilities, like network data and billing.
The IoT Accelerator Market offers developers with APIs that apply consistently across different cellular networks, allowing them to develop apps for multiple global environments. Through a cloud-based catalogue, operators can then access them to offer the apps for enterprise clients.
This measure starts to offer service to registrate in advance for developer and supplier. It also will be displayed in the MWC 2018 this week. While, supplier doesn’t announce when it will be lauched officially.
“The operation of IoT Accelerator Market will release the potential for different participators in the value chain to deliver value.” said Jeff Travers, Head of IoT, Ericsson.
He noted: “It is another stepping stone to achieve 5G by adopting a lot of massive IoT. This supports service suppliers as they monetise these assets and look for public network connectivity IoT APIs.”
“Communications service suppliers are racing to scale and differentiate in the fast moving IoT market. It’s necessary to have a powerful developer ecosystem that helps them comtend for these service suppliers. For developers working across multiple service supplier platforms and networks, the challenges of fragmentation are addressed by utilising APIs that apply to the whole world and are consistent across all mobile networks.” said Carrie MacGillivray, Group Vice President of IoT & Mobility at analyst firm IDC.