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Cisco Jasper wins African contract with MTN, continues storming barns

Cisco’s Jasper has signed up MTN Group as its latest Control Center customer, rounding out what looks to have been a stellar year for Cisco’s $1.4bn acquisition. Promising to use Jasper’s connectivity management platform to provide IoT services across its footprint, MTN’s greenfield opportunities should add a large volume of devices to Cisco’s IoT portfolio. The announcement comes two weeks after Cisco announced a $1bn fund to help drive smart city projects, where Cisco would provide initial financing to get projects off the ground, with Cisco expanding its Kinetic for Cities platform to suit. While MTN isn’t initially targeting cities, it is a customer with a broad network footprint that encompasses millions of potential additions to Cisco’s Jasper books, and…

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