Stanley Black & Decker Collaborates T-Mobile and Ericsson To Accelerate Sustainable IoT Connectivity

IOT Tech News | February 14, 2020

  • Ericsson, T-Mobile Austria, and Stanley Black & Decker have come unitedly for a partnership on the Internet of Things (IoT).

  • An example of this partnership, Stanley Earth’s NADI Smart Solar Pump is live in India, helping farmers to step up productivity.

  • Ericsson’s Mobility Report, published in November, had foretold that global 5G subscriptions will exceed 2.6 billion within the next six years.

Stanley Black & Decker, a leading producer of industrial tools and household hardware, reportedly announced a new collaborative effort with T-Mobile Austria, a renowned mobile and fixed company in Austria, and Ericsson, a Swedish telecommunications company, to actively work for simplifying the worldwide deployment of Stanley’s connected services and equipment.

Ericsson is giving global connectivity outside of Austria via its IoT Accelerator, which bundles cellular IoT roaming in distinct markets, accompanying device management tools and a pipeline of certified IoT modules.

Ericsson said the trio is “simplifying and accelerating the global deployment” of Stanley Black & Decker’s connected equipment and services.

Accelerating digital transformation and sustainability is a critical outcome we can deliver by partnering with T-Mobile Austria and Stanley Black & Decker. Leveraging Ericsson IoT Accelerator, a dedicated IoT network, it is possible to promote sustainable agriculture and contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Kiva Allgood, Head of IoT at Ericsson.

NADI Smart Solar Pump: An Example of IoT for Good.

The on-going Stanley Earth’s farming project in India – the NADI Smart Solar Pump, is the live example of this collaboration. It enables farmers to step up productivity and lower costs while offering a more sustainable alternative to an inefficient power grid or diesel-dependent water pumps for irrigation. Going into details, the five-horsepower model can deliver 100,000 liters of water a day, enabling farmers to manage and maintain groundwater resources thoroughly and irrigate over 5 acres of land throughout the year for higher crop yields – all with the control from their mobile phone. With smart and connected irrigation, the farmers can adequately regulate groundwater resources and leverage the seasons to produce up to 3 crops a year, heading to added income.


Stanley Black & Decker demonstrates what an innovative company can achieve by combining its products with connectivity to have positive and sustainable impact productivity and income of farmers. As an operator, we are delighted to help them leverage the connectivity and coverage to meet the needs of the local market and their project.

Maria Zesch, CCO business and digitalization, T-Mobile Austria

Learn More- T-Mobile Austria and Stanley Black & Decker

Other user case studies of Stanley Black & Decker are combining high-end heavy excavators for predictive maintenance, tracking and productivity monitoring, and connected security infrastructure for software updates, intruder detection and alerts, and appropriate responses.

Ericsson’s Mobility Report, published in November, had foretold that global 5G subscriptions will exceed 2.6 billion within the next six years. Ericsson also forecast that total mobile subscription, including to previous generation networks, will reach 8.9bn from 8bn over the next six years. Ericsson also forecast that total mobile subscription, including to previous generation networks, will reach 8.9bn from 8bn over the next six years. More than a quarter of the global subscriptions will be 5G by 2025, accounting for 29 percent of all mobile subscriptions at that time and approximately 45% of worldwide mobile data traffic.

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A month earlier in October 2019, Ericsson had also announced its collaboration with NVIDIA, the leader in accelerated computing, on technologies that can allow communication service providers to build high-performing, efficient, and completely virtualized 5G radio access networks (RAN). These virtualized networks can enable the faster and more flexible introduction of new AI and IoT services.

Learn more: Ericsson and NVIDIA collaborate to accelerate virtualized 5G radio access networks with GPUs

About Erricson IoT Accelerator

Erricson IoT Accelerator is the company’s IoT connectivity and device management platform, providing enterprises with a unified solution that manages IoT operations of any scale, using worldwide mobile network infrastructure. More than 35 service providers, spanning more than 100 countries, are currently part of the Ericsson IoT Accelerator ecosystem. The service currently enables solid, scalable and secure connectivity management of IoT devices to more than 5000 enterprises globally.

About Stanley Black & Decker

Stanley Black & Decker is a $13 billion revenue, $20+ billion market capitalization, purpose-driven industrial organization. Stanley Black & Decker has 58,000 employees in more than 60 countries and operates the world’s largest tools and storage business, the world’s second largest commercial electronic security company, a leading engineered fastening business as well as Oil & Gas and Infrastructure businesses. The company’s iconic brands include Black & Decker, Bostitch, CRAFTSMAN, DEWALT, FACOM, Irwin, Lenox, Porter Cable and Stanley. Stanley Black & Decker is a company for the makers and innovators, the craftsmen and the caregivers, and those doing the hard work to make the world a better place.



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