“Grameenphone and DataSoft Join Hands to Power the Adoption of IoT”
The ‘connected revolution’ has the potential to enable an efficient use of scarce resources, automate routine manual tasks, and improve decision-making across industrial sectors such as utilities, manufacturing, automotive, transportation and logistics, to name a few. To further accelerate the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) in Bangladesh, DataSoft and Grameenphone have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop comprehensive IoT solutions for enterprises that will leverage both DataSoft’s IoT application development capabilities and Grameenphone’s M2M Connectivity Plan and managed IoT Platform.
The MoU signing ceremony was held at the corporate headquarter of Grameenphone “GP House” in Bashundhara on Wednesday the 25th April 2018.
“The strategic partnership between these two technology leaders will help enhance IoT adoption by businesses in Bangladesh by providing solutions that leverage the latest in technologies including Cloud, Analytics and IoT” said Mr. Mahboob Zaman, Managing Director of DataSoft.
Yasir Azman, Grameenphone’s Deputy CEO and CMO said “Working in collaboration with DataSoft, we aim to offer innovative IoT solutions comprising connectivity, application, end-to-end device management and support services, making it easy for enterprises to embark on their digital journey.”
Grameenphone is the largest mobile telecommunications operator in Bangladesh, providing 2G, 3G and 4G services to over 65 Million subscribers. Recently, the company launched “Grameenphone M2M Plan” – a comprehensive connectivity solutions for IoT applications comprised of data packs, industrial SIM cards, device management portal and security add-ons.
Founded in 1998, DataSoft Systems Bangladesh Limited is the first CMMi level 5 appraised, ISO 9001:2008 certified leading Software Company of Bangladesh. DataSoft is currently running three initiatives for Capacity and Capability building in IoT Sector : 1. The state of art Internet of Things (IoT) Lab: IoT Lab facility is utilized for R&D of power & utility, agriculture, health and home automation related solutions, 2. IoT Army of 300: Resource Development program in collaboration with University of Columbia, USA is introducing CSE/EEE graduates to the world of IoT enabling them to take advantage of immense IoT market 3. IoT Bridge Engineers for Japan Market: This program is a unique HR development program to provide firm grounding in IoT Project Management as well as Japanese language, culture & soft skills to succeed in a highly competitive Japanese market.