There is more good news for BlackBerry regarding its BES12 solution that was just launched a week ago. 3 Hong Kong, the mobile division of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (HTHKH) have signed an agreement with BlackBerry which will allow it to offer its enterprise customers security and mobile device management using BlackBerry’s BES 12 EMM solution.
According to Jennifer Tan, HTHKH chief operating officer, “BES12 will enable our customers to work on cross-platform smart devices securely and conveniently on our 4G LTE network,”
3 Hong Kong-the mobile operation of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings (HTHKH)-is now offering BES12 to its enterprise customers.
“BES12 will enable our customers to work on cross-platform smart devices securely and conveniently on our 4G LTE network,” said Jennifer Tan, HTHKH chief operating officer, in a press statement dated 14 November 2014.
BES12 is a cross-platform enterprise mobility management solution by BlackBerry that securely manages devices from all major enterprise mobile platforms. It simplifies the task of mobilising an organisation by providing a single command and control centre for managing the availability and usage of devices, apps, activities and mission-critical data.
According to 3 Hong Kong’s press release issued on 14 November 2014, BES12 is able to manage any mobile device usage model such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Corporate Owned Business Only (COBO) or Corporately Owned, Personally Enabled (COPE). BES12’s key features include:
- End-to-end security,as it leverages advanced encryption, containerisation, application wrapping and BlackBerry’s secure global network infrastructure. Moreover, it provides end-to-end platform-level security to ensure that data is safe while in transit and at rest.
- Scalable architecture. Designed to reduce deployment cost and complexity and ensure maximum uptime with support for high availability, BES12 is scalable up to 25,000 devices per server and 150,000 devices per domain.
- Streamlined user experience, as it enables administrators to holistically manage all users, devices, policies and profiles natively, from one unified console.
- Its design for the Internet of Things. BES12 will be able to extend beyond smartphones and tablets to support management of things including medical diagnostic equipment and automobiles.
This is excellent news, as it will enable BlackBerry to increase its revenue stream from its mobile device management (MDM) division by generating additional income on a recurring basis. It just goes to show that CEO John Chen it not sitting back now that BlackBerry has completed its restructuring phase. He is actively engaged, establishing partnerships that will contribute to the company’s growth and return it to profitability.