To give some sense of the scale of the company, one of its business units, Reliance Communications, provides 118 million customers with telecommunications services.
Reliance, along with Cisco Jasper, launched a new venture, Unlimit, dedicated to providing IoT services to enterprise customers throughout India. Unlimit will become the IoT business unit of Reliance Group.
The Unlimit Control Center is based on the IoT connectivity management platform of Cisco Jasper along with Reliance’s mobile network. In addition to serving business customers, Reliance says the new IoT service will also play a key role in the Digital India project — a government program committed to building 100 smart cities in the country.
Cisco also plans to hire more IoT engineering talent in India to join the Jasper team in the Cisco Innovation Center, located in Bengaluru (formerly known as Bangalore).
“We are a company with deep roots in India, as both myself and one of my co-founders were born and raised here,” said Jahangir Mohammed, general manager of Cisco Jasper and the former CEO of Jasper.
When SDxCentral spoke with Mohammed earlier this year, he said Jasper technology helps to get the data from sensors to the cloud. “It’s simplistic in its description, but very complicated in its plumbing,” he said. “This is not Android vs. iOS. If you have 100 devices, you probably have 99 operating systems. It’s sheer fragmentation. For most companies, this is not a competency they have, nor is it one they want to learn.”