Manx Telecom rebrands Global Solutions to grow share of Global IoT connectivity market

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Manx Telecom has announced the relaunch of its Global Solutions division under the brand OV.

OV, derived from Of Vannin, the ancient name for the Isle of Man, will continue to serve the growing global Internet of Things (IoT) market along with its established global Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) and travel SIM business.

Set up more than 10 years ago, the business is focused on building partnerships in markets outside of the Island, leveraging Manx Telecom’s world-class network infrastructure and roaming relationships with 600+ mobile operators in 170 countries. OV’s Head Office is based on the Isle of Man with more than 40 people working for it locally. 

Following rapid expansion due to the continued growth in demand for IoT cellular connectivity, OV already has partnerships with network providers worldwide, with over 5 million OV SIMs connecting IoT solutions. They can be used in smart devices in any areas requiring processes, controls, and automation to be delivered remotely. These include wearables for health tracking, connected cars, smart traffic management and connected medical devices in the healthcare sector, amongst others.

With access to multiple networks in each country for resilient services, OV SIMS can be combined with the ability to deliver voice services, which is especially useful in situations such as healthcare and wellbeing where there may be a need to speak to the IoT user.  OV’s comprehensive MVNE and travel SIM services has served travelers from China to the USA.

Commenting on the relaunch, Sutha Siva, Chief Operating Officer at Manx Telecom and Chief Executive Officer of OV, said:

“The IoT and connected smart devices offer consumers and businesses endless possibilities that can improve how we live and work. It is forecast there will be around 25 billion connected devices by 2025.

“Our mission at OV is to deliver the most appropriate connectivity solutions for customers’ IoT ecosystems so they can leverage the full potential of IoT and benefit from transformational productivity gains as a result.

“The decision to rebrand was driven by a greater need to focus on the IoT industry, which is growing at 30-40 % each year, as well as our MVNE and mobile connectivity services.

“Using OV’s portfolio of tools, services and products, combined with Manx Telecom group expertise in successfully innovating, designing, and deploying IoT connectivity, we are gearing up for continued expansion in the IoT connectivity space and have ambitious plans for our Island-based operations.”