Antel, a state-owned and telecommunications company in Uruguay, and Tata Communications, a digital infrastructure provider, have joined forces to serve mobile and IoT providers in South America, Central America and the Caribbean. It will act as the foundation for next-generation mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) services in sectors such as retail, utilities, construction, IT and banking.
Antel and Tata Communications will offer cloud-based mobile and IoT services using a business model that minimises total cost of ownership and time-to-market through a unique commercial risk sharing approach. The new mobility partnership combines Antel’s world-class data centre and Latin American market knowledge with the Tata Communications MOVE platform global network reach to enable businesses to quickly deploy new mobile and IoT services across the region.
Through the use of the Tata Communications MOVE™ platform, Antel’s MVNO partners can bring their own mobile network access agreements across Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, or work with Antel as the enabler for mobile wholesale access. As a result, mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) of all sizes and market segmentations are able to launch new mobile and IoT services without making large up-front investments in their own mobile infrastructure, network service management or go-to-market operations.
“As the fastest-growing smartphone market in the world, Latin America is seeing great impulse for Internet and smartphones,” said Eng. Jorge Suarez, Deputy CEO, Antel. “Working with Tata Communications enables us to address new local partners for mobile and IoT services, while generating new revenue streams, as mobile growth in this region gains momentum.”
The cloud-based, fully automated and API-enabled Tata Communications MOVE platform simplifies and accelerates the roll-out of new mobile and IoT services for Antel’s partners. This is because it is tightly integrated with their business processes, eliminating the complexity associated with the management of operations, including service activation, billing, promotions and value-added services.
“From banking to consumer triple-play and connected car services, mobility and IoT are breaking down barriers to business growth on a regional and global scale,” said Anthony Bartolo, Chief Product Officer, Tata Communications. “With our Tata Communications MOVE platform and our partnership with Antel, we look forward to unlocking mobility and IoT innovation in South America, Central America and the Caribbean and enabling the region’s businesses to open up new revenue streams as MVNOs.”