Ayla Networks and China Unicom Form Strategic Partnership to Deploy Connected Products and Other IoT Products Worldwide

September 1, 2017

Ayla Networks, a global Internet of Things (IoT) platform for manufacturers, announced today that it has signed an official strategic cooperation agreement with China Unicom (HKEx: 0762; NYSE: CHU), one of three major providers of telecommunications services in China, to develop solutions for smart home and other IoT markets. The two companies will leverage their respective technology, products, services and channel resources to deliver IoT innovations worldwide.

The announcement was made at a conference in Guangzhou sponsored by China Unicom for the IoT industry. At the conference, Ayla and China Unicom are showcasing some of their ideas for future IoT joint development, including smart home, smart hotel, connected car, intelligent cold chain, artificial intelligence (AI) and other IoT solutions.

“We see tremendous promise in working with China Unicom to build new IoT solutions that enhance the growing Ayla IoT platform ecosystem,” said Phillip Chang, co-founder, vice president and general manager of Greater China for Ayla Networks. “With China Unicom’s comprehensive high-quality information and communications services, we are particularly excited about developing mobile IoT solutions.”

In June 2017, China Unicom launched its Global IoT Connectivity Cooperation Initiative, which is designed to expand the global IoT business market and create more value through cooperation between China Unicom and its partners.

Ayla’s IoT platform provides comprehensive device, cloud and mobile app connectivity for any kind of product. The Ayla platform not only speeds manufacturers’ time to market for connected products, it also handles the intricacies of IoT security, performance, scalability and interoperability. As a result, manufacturers can focus on what they do best, while using the real-world knowledge gained from their connected products to improve multiple aspects of their business.

About Ayla Networks

Ayla Networks empowers leading manufacturers by simplifying the inherent complexity of the Internet of Things (IoT), enabling them to turn their products into smart connected systems and transform their businesses to compete in the game-changing world of connectivity. Delivered as a cloud platform-as-a-service (PaaS), Ayla’s IoT platform provides the flexibility and modularity to enable rapid changes to practically any type of device, cloud or app environment. Ayla is a member of the elite Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network, so all connected products running on the Ayla IoT cloud gain the security and availability benefits of the AWS cloud infrastructure. For more information, visit www.aylanetworks.com.

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