Vodafone UK extends CSL IoT deal by 10 years

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Operator will continue to provide managed connectivity for CSL’s 400,000 connected devices

Vodafone has extended a managed connectivity agreement with Internet of Things service provider CSL for a further decade.

The 10-year extension of the existing 20 year partnership will see Vodafone provide connectivity for CSL’s 400,000 connected IoT devices.

CSL, which provides managed IoT devices including fire alarms across Europe said the deal will be used to expand in to further verticals, including retail and utilities.

csl dualcomCSL managing director Ed Heale said: “We are adding 6,000 connections to our base a month, all of which provide complete end-to-end connectivity solutions for security, fire, health and other mission critical IoT applications.

“By extending our partnership with Vodafone, we have the expertise of a total communications provider that recognises the importance of maintaining investment into critical network services and is able to support our growing service and IoT needs.”

Managed IoT

New connections will be supplied through the Vodafone Managed IoT Connectivity Platform, a hosted solution for managing IoT assets wherever they are deployed.

The platform offers real time data feedback about devices that have been deployed, as well as a centralised control for managing any configuration changes.

According to Gartner, Vodafone is the world’s leading network in Iot and machine-to-machine connections.

Vodafone IoT head of Northern Europe Cyril Deschanel said: “Vodafone is delighted to be working with CSL. We have a strong, long-established relationship with CSL and this latest venture really cements our partnership.

“It’s a great investment and example of how we can provide mission-critical level connectivity for the alarm security sector through the capabilities we now offer via our network.

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