Quark IOE, a subsidiary of Guangdong Eastone Century Technology, and leading IoT software platform Cumulocity have entered a strategic partnership that aims to deliver IoT solutions in mainland China and Taiwan.
The partnership will combine the capabilities of Cumulocity's advanced IoT platform with Quark IOE's extensive enterprise communications expertise, providing Quark's customers with rapid machine, sensor and device integration and data collection.
In China, IoT technology is seeing rapid adoption, with a recent report from the GSMA stating that China's strong government support and substantial private investment in IoT will see it fast become a global leader in the field.
Guangdong Eastone Centruy Technology is one of China's leading solution providers for high-tech enterprises, focusing on providing wireless, core and transmission construction, integration and optimisation services for telecoms and equipment manufacturers. Quark IOE harnesses the firm's networking expertise to solve IoT and enterprise digitisation challenges.
"We are delighted to have an exclusive partnership with Cumulocity to extend its market leading IoT platform and assist Chinese enterprises in their digital transformations," said Xiao Li, CEO of Quark IOE.
"The combination of Cumulocity, Quark IOE and the breadth of Eastone organisations provides enterprise with not only the experience of what is important to each local vertical market, but also the technical capability to overcome challenges and realise opportunities thoroughly."
"In Quark IOE and Eastone we have found very strong strategic partners to exploit the enormous opportunities the Chinese market holds for the Internet of Things, powered by the world's leading IoT software platform," said Bernd Gross, CEO of Cumulocity. "The combination of Quark IOE's considerable local technical and go-to-market expertise allows the vast Chinese market to build IoT solutions rapidly, securely and reliably."