Bharti Airtel on Wednesday announced a 5G-ready Internet of Things (IoT) platform for businesses with the ability to securely connect and manage billions of devices and applications.

“Businesses have three key requirements for IoT. First, connectivity solutions that sustain their investments in devices and applications. Second, the security of their data. And third, seamless integration with existing IT systems to make IoT data actionable. Airtel IoT is leveraging this knowledge to massively simplify business IoT journeys, ”Ajay Chitkara, Director and CEO of Airtel Business, said in a statement.

The company added that companies in the manufacturing, logistics, automotive, BFSI and utilities segments are already using Airtel’s IoT solution. These include MG Motor, Pine Labs, Paytm, Kirloskar, BSES, Genus and Kent.

India’s cellular connectivity-based IoT market is expected to reach 10,000 crore by 2022, driven by cars and connected devices, SMART factories and utilities, and other use cases.

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