BlackBerry has announced it is seeking to expand its licensing agreements into the Enterprise of Things market. The company is looking to foray into tablets, wearables, medical devices, appliances, point-of-sale terminals and other smartphones.
BlackBerry has entered into new agreements with new licensing partners to launch branded aforementioned devices. The Canadian smartphone maker is also looking forward to work with various device manufacturers to integrate BlackBerry Secure software into both BlackBerry-branded and co-branded devices.
John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry said,
There is an incredible opportunity for connected devices to improve lives, but to realize its full potential, privacy and security must be embedded in every end point from the start. For example, companies providing medical monitoring devices must protect health data on the device, guarantee it connects securely to the healthcare system, and most importantly ensure that it cannot be hacked, BlackBerry Secure helps solve this triple threat. We have taken a long-term and thoughtful approach to our licensing strategy, which includes an expansive view of the entire Enterprise of Things ecosystem. As part of this strategy, we will work with a wide range of manufacturers to integrate BlackBerry Secure software into both BlackBerry-branded and co-branded devices.
In 2016, BlackBerry signed licensing agreement with TCL Communication, PT BB Merah Putih and Optiemus Infracom.