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Ericsson and China Telecom have signed a MoU to jointly build global IoT connectivity and offer one-stop global IoT connectivity services to China Telecom's enterprise customers through Ericsson Device Connection Platform (DCP).

According to Ericsson, 'DCP is a cloud-based IoT platform that will enable China Telecom to offer enterprises IoT device deployment and help customers manage IoT products efficiently and flexibly. Enterprises will be able to access China Telecom's network efficiently and seamlessly.'

Ericsson says DCP is used by over 20 global operators to provide IoT connectivity services, serving more than 1500 enterprises across 100 countries. In February 2015 Ericsson announced that Bridge Alliance, an alliance of 36 mobile operators from Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, had chosen to deploy DCP to enable any original equipment manufacturer (OEM), enterprise or service provider to deploy IoT solutions across multiple countries.

Tongqing Gao, vice president, China Telecom, said DCP would operators to cooperate globally to provide IoT device management, subscription management, network connectivity administration and flexible billing services. 'Therefore, the customers can seamlessly deploy and manage their IoT devices globally in order to ensure globally unified service procedure, consistent user experience, significantly improving efficiency and reducing the cost.""

Juntao Zhao, President of Ericsson China, said the IoT applications would help promote the development of 5G technology and accelerate the large-scale deployment of IoT across the world.