BICS has announced a new partnership with telematics software provider Gurtam to combine Gurtam Wialon’s GPS tracking and IoT platform with BICS’ global IoT connectivity capabilities.
“We’re a global player with over 2.5 million vehicles being tracked via Wialon, and we’re proud to work with more than two thousand partners,” says Kseniya Dolia, Technology Partners Community Manager, Gurtam. “By selecting BICS as our technology partner, we’re able to enhance flexibility and offer cellular connectivity to users, meaning businesses using Wialon no longer have to rely solely on local connectivity providers. Instead, via embedded SIMs, our platform gives companies the freedom to choose the cellular coverage that best suits them, and to take advantage of the stability, quality, and global reach of BICS’ network.”
BICS is currently able to connect IoT devices to more than 700 mobile operators in 200+ countries, enabling seamless global roaming. According to BICS’ Mikaël Schachne, reliable, flexible and global mobility is now a fundamental requirement. “It’s vital that this need is met with a robust cellular connectivity offering, allowing assets to not only remain seamlessly connected while traversing borders, but also easily managed to meet their specific business needs,” he says.
Tazi360o, a Mali-based company that specialises in fleet management, is already using the combined solution and notes that its customers are increasingly demanding seamless international connectivity to support their IoT strategies. “We can now provide logistics and fleet management companies with a truly unrivalled offering of GPS tracking capabilities for vehicles, wherever they are,” explains Mohamed Coulibaly, CEO, Tazi360°. The African and Middle East IoT market is growing rapidly and is forecast to double in the next three years to be worth over USD20 billion.
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