HKT announced it has established an IoT ecosystem for enterprises offering multiple connectivity technologies including NB-IoT, LoRa, 3G, 4G, LTE-M and Wi-Fi.
HKT said IoT has been playing an increasingly important role in many sectors, including property management, transportation and logistics, utilities, healthcare, retail, and infrastructure – not just in terms of connectivity across multiple locations, but also collecting real-time data and capitalizing on insights to identify new businesses opportunities and enhance the customer experience.
With that in mind, HKT said its IoT ecosystem will capture data with sensors, transmit that data through secured fixed and mobile connections and analyze it via the data analytics platform stored in the HKT Enterprise Cloud. The business environment is monitored in real-time, with predictions and business intelligence being continuously sent to enterprises for capturing business opportunities.
Tom Chan, managing director of HKT’s Commercial Group, stressed that the IoT ecosystem is a collaborative one, comprising an extensive group of partners and industry experts, who have played critical roles in developing different intuitive technologies for different applications.
Customers using HKT’s IoT service include Hong Kong and China Gas (a.k.a. Towngas), which began trialing NB-IoT technology with HKT’s business mobile brand 1O1O to enhance its existing automated meter reading (AMR) system in early 2017.
Hopewell said it is using 1O1O’s facility management solution to monitor and manage air quality in its facilities, while Great Loyal Logistics uses the operator’s IoT fleet management solution, which is integrated with a real-time imaging (RTI) solution.