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Global IoT service provider, US-based Aeris, has formed a joint venture with Japanese conglomerate SoftBank to provide IoT and telematics services globally using the Aeris IoT platform.

The platform is billed as 'a comprehensive, end-to-end and proven set of key technologies that enable enterprises to bring IoT solutions to market quickly, cost-efficiently and with the highest security.' It consists of AerPort connectivity management platform, AerCloud applications enablement platform, AerCore IoT network and AerVoyance IoT analytics platform. Aeris says it has more than 7.5 million devices under management,

Read more: Aeris and Softbank form JV to tackle global IoT market

Vodafone New Zealand will reportedly take a controlling interest in Sky television under a NZ$3.44 billion (US$2.44billion) deal, the pay-TV operator said Thursday. Sky said the deal, which will combine New Zealand's largest subscription television service with the country's second biggest telecommunications carrier, was a ""transformational strategic step"" for the company.

Read more: Vodafone New Zealand and Sky link up in $2.44 billion deal

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has opened its Mumbai '˜Region', its sixth in Asia Pacific. AWS says more than 75,000 India-based customers are already using other AWS Regions. 'Starting today, global and India-based developers, start-ups, enterprises, government organizations, and non-profits can leverage the AWS Cloud to run their technology applications from infrastructure in India, and provide even lower latency to India-based end users,' AWS said.

Read more: AWS opens Mumbai data centers

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