Qualcomm and MediaTek are strategising to exploit the IoT market potential of India. Both the companies are reportedly working with various device makers and telecom service providers to drive the IoT ecosystem in India, especially focusing on the narrow-band IoT (NB-IoT) segment.
“We do see a big potential in the IoT space, especially NB-IoT. We are one of the leading players as the processor vendors for NB-IoT. The progress is critical,” MediaTek India’s country head for corporate sales international Kuldeep Malik, said. He said that MediaTek already has an IoT ecosystem ready with its module or device vendors.
Jim Cathey, SVP and president, APAC & India, Qualcomm recently said that the company is focused on driving IoT through its collaboration with small startups to enable consumer and industrial IoT along with smart city use cases in India.
Qualcomm is collaborating its device partners to serve both consumer and industrial IoT segments in Indian market. The company is particularly focusing across applications like smart wearables, vision-intelligent cameras, extended reality devices, point-of-sale products and smart energy metering. It also has a “Design in India” program to give a push to the IoT space.