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Singapore: Tata Communications, a digital infrastructure provider, is joining forces with Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan’s largest mobile network operator, to bring global connectivity to consumer electronics and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Tata Communications MOVE – IoT Connect allows IoT devices to be deployed quickly both locally and internationally by leveraging Tata Communications’ ecosystem of mobile network operators worldwide.

As part of this ecosystem, Chunghwa Telecom will be able to tap into additional revenues by connecting IoT devices through Tata Communications MOVE.

The Taiwanese electronics industry output is expected to be worth US$ 228 billion (NT$6.65 trillion) in 2018, and the wearables market grew at double digits in both volume and value terms in 2017. Chunghwa Telecom looks to capitalise on this growth through the existing IoT roaming services it provides, and by offering its device manufacturer and enterprise customers’ IoT services instant global reach through Tata Communications MOVE – IoT Connect.

One of Chunghwa Telecom’s first Tata Communications’ MOVE – IoT Connect customers is TaiDoc, which manufactures premium medical devices to improve people’s health and the quality of life. TaiDoc will use Tata Communications MOVE – IoT Connect to extend the reach of its devices seamlessly to countries such as China, Thailand and the US.

The API-enabled, software-defined and fully automated Tata Communications MOVE – IoT Connect platform accelerates the time to market for new IoT services, giving businesses complete visibility and control over their IoT devices and associated data usage patterns on a global scale.

Tata Communications MOVE is part of the company’s aim of creating truly borderless mobile experiences for people and things, and growth strategy in the global IoT market – projected to be worth US$8.9 trillion in 2020. It is underpinned by Tata Communications’ relationships in the world’s mobile ecosystem and its global network, which today connects 4 out of 5 mobile subscribers and carries over 25 percent of the world’s Internet routes.

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