Rogers Communications is the first Canadian carrier to offer Internet of Things as a service’ to simplify the process of managing complex IoT solutions.
Two of the first solutions being offered as a service include Farm & Food Monitoring and Level Monitoring, and Rogers will deliver these with blueRover, a Canadian-based provider.
The solutions will be supported end-to-end by Rogers, including the management of devices, applications and connectivity for customers.
“Connectivity is now table stakes today when it comes to supporting the Internet of Things – for Canadian businesses to drive real productivity with this technology, they need solutions that are simple to deploy and manage,” said Charlie Wade, SVP, Products and Solutions, Enterprise Business Unit.
“With blueRover, we’re bringing connectivity, monitoring and management of IoT solutions in-house so our customers can focus on running their business while we take care of managing the day-to-day.”
BlueRover provides IoT solutions across many industries
“Today just over 45% of Canadian organizations are deploying Internet of Things solutions and we predict the IoT market in Canada to reach a value of $13.5 billion by 2019,” said Nigel Wallis, Research Director, IDC Canada. “By offering IoT solutions as a Service, Rogers, together with blueRover, have the potential to drive adoption of IoT solutions by removing the burden of managing these complex solutions for Canadian businesses.”
The solutions announced are the first in a series of IoT-as-a-Service solutions that Rogers will introduce to the market to remove the complexity for Canadian businesses.