Ericsson, Telenor, and Sony Team up on Location Tracking Services

Ericsson, Telenor, and Sony Team up on Location Tracking Services

Ericsson is teaming up with Telenor and Sony Network Communications Europe to develop better IoT monitoring solutions. The new offerings will leverage Sony’s Visilion and mSafety platforms in conjunction with Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator and Telenor’s network to deliver real-time location tracking services.

The three partners believe that their solutions will have applications in a number of different industries, including logistics and healthcare. To that end, Sony’s Visilion platform can monitor the location of any connected device, which allows customers to keep tabs on the location of a shipment or essential work equipment. The mSafety platform does something similar for people, using wearable devices to measure biometric data like temperature and heart rate and to track the movement of people in a large venue like a hospital.

Meanwhile, Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator is a device management solution that will allow enterprise customers to keep everything organized. The IoT Accelerator is available in more than 100 countries, with support from more than 35 network service providers. The platform is already being used to cover 50 million individual devices, and that number that is expected to grow thanks to the new collaboration.

“This is a great example of how IoT Accelerator can liberate our partners’ IoT solutions and services to scale globally and deliver value to end-users,” said Ericsson Head of IoT Kiva Allgood.

“As the use of cellular technology matures, this can have a positive impact on the future of mobile health services and the safety and welfare of end-users,” added Sony Europe Wearable Platform Department Head Anders Strömberg.

Ericsson recently joined forces with Telenor to launch Norway’s first commercial 5G network.  The tech giant has also been making inroads in the eSIM space after unveiling an automated eSIM management solution in January. Ericsson has since provided eSIM services for Samsung’s new Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip smartphones.