6 December 2016
VODAFONE AND ARROW ELECTRONICS LINK UP WITH INTERNET OF THINGS AGREEMENT
Vodafone announced today that Arrow Electronics will become the first electronics components distributor to integrate Vodafone’s market-leading internet of things (IoT) technology into its IoT Things eVolved initiative as well as Arrow’s range of dedicated IoT modules and developer kits globally.
Arrow Electronics will sell Vodafone’s global IoT SIM as well as offer Vodafone managed connectivity as part of its eVolve IoT initiative. Arrow’s eVolve offering is a combination of hardware and software capabilities that dramatically simplifies the way original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), enterprises and suppliers build, deploy and manage connected and intelligent systems. eVolve is an end-to-end framework enabling businesses to deploy, manage, monitor, analyse and monetise secure connected devices throughout their entire lifecycle globally.
The combination of Arrow and Vodafone solutions creates a compelling offering with global network coverage, wireless and embedded edge technology, system integration, data platform and cloud integration, enterprise computing, IoT edge device connectivity and application enablement for millions of connected devices. The agreement will allow Arrow to market and resell network services tailored for customer applications
Vodafone IoT director Ivo Rook said, “A strong ecosystem will be a significant driver to the future success of the IoT and we believe that relationships like this with Arrow Electronics will help to shape the sector. The global reach of Arrow is matched by the world class IoT capabilities of Vodafone.”
Arrow Electronics Vice President, IoT Global Solutions Aiden Mitchell added “We are all about providing the best components and the best service to our customers. Vodafone is a committed leader in IoT. We believe that this will be a relationship that will go from strength to strength.”
About Vodafone Group
Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 49 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 30 September 2016, Vodafone had 470 million mobile customers and 14 million fixed broadband customers. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com.
About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations serving over 85 countries.
Gartner has positioned Vodafone as a "Leader" in its Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services, Worldwide report 2017, for the fourth consecutive year