StarHub, Software AG launch new 5G IoT managed service

Singapore’s StarHub and Germany-based Software AG have teamed up to offer an end-to-end 5G-ready IoT service to help organisations in Singapore accelerate IoT implementations on a massive scale.

Through this partnership, StarHub is offering 5G IoT platform service, a one-stop solution that provides IoT connectivity including StarHub’s 5G, device management, professional services to integrate existing or new systems, and managed services to run the entire IoT environment for any organisation.

The platform intelligently connects, manages and monitors millions of IoT devices deployed for different applications, creates customisable analytics, and provides APIs to integrate with existing and new systems.

This will help organisations to accelerate their IoT implementations. It is offered to companies as a service on a subscription model, allowing full flexibility, instant scalability and financial prudence. 

“Our customers are transforming to remain globally competitive, and we want to be our customers’ enabling partner of choice when it comes to both core connectivity and innovative managed solutions,” said Charlie Chan, chief of enterprise business group at StarHub.

Bernd Gross, CTO of Software AG added that data is so fundamentally important for businesses to succeed in the future that they must master how to collect and analyse it if they are to be competitive. 

“Once you know what’s happening in every part of your business, you can understand how to make it better – and that is the opportunity we will bring to customers alongside StarHub,” said Gross.

StarHub’s 5G IoT platform service allows organisations to aggregate all of its existing IoT applications and connected devices for a real-time, clear overview on a single aggregator platform, without a need for platform migration.

In the case of a public transport operator, StarHub’s 5G IoT platform service can provide real-time vehicle tracking, automated inspection of the vehicle condition and predict potential issues of the vehicles to take precautionary measures, improve fleet operational efficiency and reduce downtime. 

With additional data such as weather, traffic conditions, the operations director can view and analyse these insights from the same dashboard and act accordingly to optimise the fleet.

For a facility management company, it can use StarHub’s 5G IoT platform service to develop smart building maintenance strategies to serve building owners better, differentiate their services from competition or improve operational efficiencies. 

With the right information and context about what is going on in the building, the facility manager can pinpoint issues and trace faults quickly or carry out preventive maintenance responsibly.