Citing industry estimates that the enterprise mobility management market (EMM) will reach $2.1 billion by 2016, Ericsson and SAP have announced plans for Ericsson to provide SAP's Mobile Secure software suite as a service. According to the vendors, the new offering combines the power and simplicity of SAP Mobile Secure, which provides mobile device and app management, with the stability and scalability offered by Ericsson IT managed services and service delivery capabilities.
Ericsson will offer SAP’s cloud-based enterprise mobility management portfolio Mobile Secure combined with an IT managed service offering, thereby expanding its portfolio of services available for its more than 400 mobile network operators. Worldwide, Ericsson manages networks that serve 600 million subscribers and additionally provides managed services for networks that serve 1 billion subscribers.
"As mobile network operators (MNOs) strive to support the changing mobile needs for enterprises, the planned EMM solution from Ericsson and SAP will allow them to better address these needs with faster time to market and minimal infrastructure cost," said Rick Costanzo, executive vice president and general manager, SAP Mobile Solutions.
"While demand for mobile traffic is increasing, controlling the costs of their network and driving innovation will be the keys to success for mobile network operators,” said Costanzo. “Through Ericsson's long-term relationships with every major telecom operator worldwide and SAP's proven ability to deliver the most complete and scalable cloud-based mobile security solution, this collaboration will provide MNOs with new service offerings, new revenue streams and stronger ties with their customers."