A GLOBAL technology and business solutions provider announced the launch of its Internet of Things (IoT) Services for Sustainability offering. The new end-to-end stack of solutions from Japanese telecommunications company NTT would help businesses advance progress against global sustainability initiatives and make data-driven decisions to reduce their carbon footprint […]
A GLOBAL technology and business solutions provider announced the launch of its Internet of Things (IoT) Services for Sustainability offering. The new end-to-end stack of solutions from Japanese telecommunications company NTT would help businesses advance progress against global sustainability initiatives and make data-driven decisions to reduce their carbon footprint through the intelligent use of IoT connectivity.
"IoT technologies are an essential tool in the global fight against climate change," said Jeff Merritt, head of Urban Transformation at the World Economic Forum. "We know what actions are needed to build a more sustainable future and have a robust suite of technologies available to help deliver this impact. As the world looks to accelerate the implementation of these solutions, organizations like NTT would have a critical role to play in helping companies and governments capitalize on this opportunity."
These solutions include OCR Meter Reading, an optical-based meter reader that provides near real-time data from any type of meter, including water, electricity and gas. The meter could also be used to read any type of gauge, including pressure and temperature; Water Leak Management, a technology that provides real-time, IoT-enabled protection against water damage for smart spaces projects; Predictive Maintenance, a solution that collects data from sensors to create models that predict when events of interest might occur, including potential downtime, accidents or when something might need to be replaced; and Environmental Monitoring, a technology that uses sensors to identify the presence of pollutants in the air and water as well as tracking temperature and humidity.
The telecom's IoT Services for Sustainability stack incorporates a secure IT/OT integration and end-to-end support. This helps organizations to quickly see the benefits of the technology across the entire business following deployment. Benefits include energy cost savings, faster reduction in emissions, advanced operational excellence, and better work enablement across the organization. The stack of solutions is also supported by NTT's new LoRaWAN network, and its catalog of sensors to measure, monitor and collect data to drive sustainability objectives.
"Many companies and organizations in the Philippines are looking for ways to operate and do business in a more sustainable and environmentally friendly way. As these companies become more conscious of how they impact their surroundings, they can guarantee that NTT will be there to provide the support they need in taking a step toward a green economy," said John Patrick Vicente, head of GTM Sales, NTT Ltd., Philippines.
"Almost two-thirds (61.4 percent) of CEOs say they're aligning business strategies to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Yet only two out of five businesses have the solutions needed to meet the organization's immediate objectives," said Devin Yaung, senior vice president of Group Enterprise IoT Products and Services. "Therefore, it is more critical than ever to prioritize and deliver sustainability solutions for our enterprise customers. Our new stack of solutions would help organizations reach their sustainability goals and improve operations across their business, whether it is reducing waste from manufacturing defects or understanding the carbon footprint of their supply chain. The use of IoT would empower businesses to make decisions in real-time, streamlining processes and transforming the overall sustainability of their business. We're proud to be announcing this offering at such a critical time, and we look forward to driving change alongside our clients to create a more sustainable future."
This announcement follows the appointment of two industry veterans to drive growth and momentum across NTT's IoT and sustainability initiatives. Wireless industry leader Devin Yaung has been appointed as senior vice president of Group Enterprise IoT Products and Services, NTT Ltd., bringing over 25 years of technology experience focused on business transformation. Vicky Bullivant has also been appointed as senior vice president, Group Sustainability, NTT Ltd. Bullivant has 25 years of creating and delivering successful sustainability, social, climate and ESG strategies that underpin commercial objectives in fast-paced and evolving business environments.