Australia’s Telstra and Cisco have announced their continued collaboration with a new five-year agreement to provide advanced connectivity management for Internet of Things (IoT) services with Telstra Control Center powered by Cisco. Cisco IoT Control Center is a market leading mobile IoT SaaS platform serving the connected car industry. It is currently used in more than 50 service provider networks and 30,000 enterprises supporting more than 185 million connected devices. Using Cisco’s IoT Control Center SaaS solution for more than 10 years has allowed Telstra to advance its business goals and grow new revenue streams. The company said. Telstra currently serves thousands of customers including Australia’s major financial institutions, retailers and government, offering more visibility and flexibility to better manage their businesses and turn IoT data into decisions. “We’re proud to be an IoT global leader as we continue to scale up our IoT software and platform offerings across several industry verticals, while leveraging Australia’s largest IoT network with over four million IoT devices now connected,” said Mark Chapman, Group Owner of Industry Solutions and IoT, Telstra. “Working with Cisco, our management platform helps customers automate and manage large-scale IoT deployments easily and cost-effectively. This means customers can be faster to market, lower costs, increase reliability and take actions through the platform ’s insights.” “Cisco and Telstra have a long history driving innovation in networking, 5G, collaboration solutions and more,” said Masum Mir, Vice President, Mobility, Automation and IoT Control, Cisco. “Together we continue to empower autonomous industries and connected communities in Australia with smart infrastructure designed to support the future of connectivity with 5G.” Cisco continues to work with its service provider customers like Telstra to explore 5G use cases that will drive value, including private 5G, as the platform supports both 5G standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) networks.