Supply chain
Taiwan Mobile expanding ecosystem for IoT solutions exports
Yihan Li, Taipei; Willis Ke, DIGITIMES

Taiwan Mobile is aggressively expanding its domestic telecom ecosystem integrating equipment suppliers and terminal application service providers while seeking to export solutions created by the ecosystem through overseas partners, according to the firm's chief operating officer CH Wu.

Wu said the Taiwan-based telecom carrier has so far built ecosystem partnerships with 70-80 firms engaged in diverse vertical application segments including industries, transportation and healthcare services, up from 40-50 partners when the company started to build its ecosystem in early 2018.

Wu said Taiwan Mobile has also been keen to enter cooperation with international telecom operators, having joined the Bridge Alliance, made up 36 telecom operators in Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.

Besides offering international roaming services, Taiwan Mobile and other member firms of the alliance are actively moving to set up an IoT platform to cater to 5G, IoT, and IoV (Internet of Vehicles) applications.

Wu stressed that the Bridge Alliance is also serving as a platform for promoting exports of related solutions from member firms. For instance, a city has to cooperate with local telecom firms in installing smart street lights, and the Bridge Alliance can help introduce related smart solutions.

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