Vodafone announced today that Arrow Electronics will become the first electronics components distributor to integrate Vodafone’s internet of things (IoT) technology into its IoT Things eVolved initiative as well as Arrow’s range of dedicated IoT modules and developer kits globally.
Arrow Electronics will sell Vodafone’s global IoT SIM as well as offer Vodafone managed connectivity as part of its eVolve IoT initiative. Arrow’s eVolve offering is a combination of hardware and software capabilities that dramatically simplifies the way original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), enterprises and suppliers build, deploy and manage connected and intelligent systems.
The agreement will allow Arrow to market and resell network services tailored for customer applications.
Vodafone IoT director Ivo Rook said, “A strong ecosystem will be a significant driver to the future success of the IoT and we believe that relationships like this with Arrow Electronics will help to shape the sector. The global reach of Arrow is matched by the world class IoT capabilities of Vodafone.”
Arrow Electronics Vice President, IoT Global Solutions Aiden Mitchell added “We are all about providing the best components and the best service to our customers. Vodafone is a committed leader in IoT. We believe that this will be a relationship that will go from strength to strength.”