Reliance Group launches IoT services under venture Unlimit

Reliance Group wants to leverage domain expertise across telecom, power and utilities, transportation and financial services to create a fast-growing IoT business


Reliance has become the first telecommunications services provider in India to set up a dedicated IoT business unit. Photo: Reuters
Reliance has become the first telecommunications services provider in India to set up a dedicated IoT business unit. Photo: Reuters

Mumbai: Reliance Group on Tuesday said it has partnered with Cisco Jasper for the launch of a venture called Unlimit, which will provide Internet of Things (IoT) services to its enterprise customers in India.

IoT is a network of “things” that include identifiable devices, appliances, equipment, machinery of all forms and sizes with the intelligence to seamlessly connect, communicate and control or manage each other to perform a set of tasks with minimum intervention.

Last year, Reliance Communications had announced an IoT partnership with US-based Jasper Technologies, later taken over by Cisco Systems Inc.

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Reliance has become the first telecommunications services provider in India to set up a dedicated and integrated IoT business unit, the Anil Ambani-led group said in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Reliance Group said through Unlimit it will use partnerships and an international management team to tap into the growing IoT market. “Unlimit customers will be able to take advantage of the Unlimit control Center which is based on the IoT connectivity management platform of Cisco Jasper, and includes Reliance’s powerful mobile network,” it said in a statement.

Reliance in July appointed Juergen Hase as chief executive of its IoT business. Reliance Group wants to leverage domain expertise across telecom, power and utilities, transportation and financial services to create a fast-growing IoT business.

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