Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL)'s business arm, Vi Business Thursday launched integrated Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for enterprises. Vi noted that this is an industry-first initiative and that it has become the only telecom company in India to offer "a secure end-to-end IoT solution offering that comprises connectivity, hardware, network, application, analytics, security and support." It further noted that the offering is designed to simplify and accelerate the digital transformation journey for enterprises.
Vi will also adopt a consulting-led engagement to help businesses identify their needs and to help them with challenges in conceptualizing, designing and deploying IoT as a strategic driver. It will also provide them with a tailored solution to be integrated with the best-in-class enterprise-grade IoT framework. It noted that with the pandemic induced digital disruption, businesses are increasingly transforming to digital means, opting for IoT to bridge the need gap, adapt to market dynamics, and the evolving consumer needs.
Vi noted that it has further strengthened its IoT portfolio by providing a comprehensive range of IoT solutions across Industries for smart infrastructure, smart mobility and smart utilities, on its 5G-ready network. With Vi Integrated IoT Solutions, an enterprise can now focus on its core strength, thus simplifying and accelerating IoT Innovation.
Ravinder Takkar, MD and CEO, Vodafone Idea Limited, said, "Vi is a market leader in IoT and well-positioned to capitalize on future growth driven by the Government's push towards Digital India and Smart Cities. A trusted and valued IoT partner in the nascent industry, and with its strong foundation, Vi is helping enterprises succeed in IoT, thereby paving the way for a digitally enhanced market in India. The launch of Vi Integrated IoT Solutions is a strategic step towards making Vi Business - an IoT ecosystem integrator for Indian enterprises, and positioning Vi to have an Ecosystem Play driving our transformation from a Telco to TechCo".
Abhijit Kishore, Chief Enterprise Business Officer, Vodafone Idea Limited, said, "We are proud to be the first telecom company to offer end-to-end IoT offerings that address the marketplace needs of a reliable partner, scale, security and quick deployments. Vi Business will be the single point of contact for enterprises so that they can fully focus on accelerating their business with the assurance that the solutions are tailored as per their needs, managed professionally, and business outcomes are delivered. As a trusted partner, Vi Business is well placed to maximize the benefits of IoT enabled Industry 4.0 revolution in the country."