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Onecom and Vodafone team up to bring IoT to businesses

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Onecom and Vodafone have signed a five-year deal aimed at expanding the choice of IoT services available to UK businesses.

According to Onecom’s press release, the two companies will jointly ‘develop, launch and manage’ a range of tools going forward. Onecom, a unified communications platform, will deploy Vodafone’s global IoT managed connectivity, platform and services, so businesses can use connected solutions within their organisations.

Onecom will also develop its own IoT services that will be boosted by Vodafone’s IoT connectivity and global platform.

Aaron Brown, chief operating officer at Onecom, noted that the company is committed to seeing IoT services as a major focus of growth for the next five years and beyond.

“This new partnership complements our strong relationship with Vodafone and enables us to realise our vision of making it simple for our business customers to deploy IoT technology across their organisations, giving them the edge over their competitors and opening up virtually endless possibilities in a connected world,” he said.

At the same time, Vodafone is delighted by the deal. Helen Freestone, the company's UK director of partners and alliances said: “Successful implementation of IoT services requires specialist knowledge and expertise to ensure that the people, places and processes connected to IoT technology maximise the benefits that adoption of this new technology can bring.  Onecom and Vodafone have a proven track record of working together to achieve this for our customers, building on the success of our Unified Communications partnership.”

Onecom is headquartered in Hampshire and has 12 regional offices, including London, Leeds and Norwich. It manages more than 325,000 mobile connections.

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Sead Fadilpašić
Sead Fadilpašić

Sead Fadilpašić is a freelance tech writer and journalist with more than 17 years experience writing technology-focussed news, blogs, whitepapers, reviews, and ebooks. And his work has featured in online media outlets from all over the world, including Al Jazeera Balkans (where he was a Multimedia Journalist), Crypto News, TechRadar Pro, and IT Pro Portal, where he has written news and features for over five years. Sead's experience also includes writing for inbound marketing, where he creates technology-based content for clients from London to Singapore. Sead is a HubSpot-certified content creator.