According to Telstra, from 30 March its enterprise customers will be able to manage, access and track their IoT devices and networked assets via the company's cellular IoT capabilities, including Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) and CAT-M1.
Last September, Telstra deployed a software-only upgrade from Ericsson that increased NB-IoT range from around 40km to 100km. That expanded Telstra's NB-IoT coverage to over 3.5 million square kilometres.
Support for eSIM (eUICC) capabilities in the connectivity management service plus other technologies will allow global customers and OEMs to deploy their products and services more easily on Telstra's network.
Ericsson ANZ head Emilio Romeo said: "Through this announcement, enterprises can now integrate their business processes with the managed connectivity services offered by Telstra and Ericsson to create highly reliable IoT solutions, which will help to drive digital transformation of industries in Australia and internationally.
"We are enabling enterprises to launch IoT services on a global scale and helping the industry to capitalise on the tremendous potential that IoT brings."