Cisco and TELUS announced they are launching 5G capabilities in North America to serve IoT use cases across industry verticals, with a focus on connected cars. The network will serve as a foundation to support drive testing by a major North American automotive manufacturer’s 5G Connected Car, while setting the stage for enhanced experiences for customers and revenue opportunities for carmakers.

With these enhanced capabilities, TELUS Control Center powered by Cisco will support automated provisioning, dynamic policy, charging and quota management outcomes to launch subscription services on demand, and manage SIM and vehicle lifecycle for any Connected Car OEM or enterprise.

Cisco and TELUS are enabling connected car OEMs to orchestrate and automate the end user experience effortlessly with IoT Control Center’s rich REST API portfolio. This launch enables the OEM to leverage TELUS’ high-performance wireless network to introduce 5G enabled telematics, infotainment applications and advanced network services, along with subscription Wi-Fi services to customers.

This innovation lays the foundation for OEMs to offer on-board applications and advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) services in the future, while providing a path into subscription services to support OEMs’ revenue diversification goals. Consumers can subscribe to services OnDemand from the vehicle or an OEM web portal, access threshold-based subscription notifications and renew or cancel services seamlessly – all of which can be orchestrated by the OEM using IoT Control Center, Cisco’s market-leading Mobility Services Platform.

The collaboration also introduces OnDemand network slice creation, full-stack observability with service assurance and life cycle management capabilities in a contained lab environment, aimed at supporting advanced, mission-critical use cases in the future. Cisco and TELUS are laying the foundation for OEMs to get full visibility and control of their network services and drive quality of service on demand with predictive intelligence and automated assurance so they can offer a delightful end customer experience.

The collaboration is a foundational building block of Cisco’s Mobility Services Platform strategy to drive 5G monetization with value-added services and API based network programmability outcomes.