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Jasper Technologies, Inc.
Jasper Wireless, Inc.
Industrycloud computing, software
FounderJahangir Mohammed
HeadquartersSanta Clara, California, US
Number of locations
Atlanta, Georgia, Singapore, United Kingdom[1]
Area served
Key people
Daniel Collins, Co-founder
Amit Gupta, Co-founder[2]
ServicesCloud platform, M2M
Number of employees

Jasper, now part of Cisco, is an American corporation headquartered in Santa Clara, California that provides a cloud-based software platform for the Internet of Things (IoT) and, more specifically, to enable product businesses to become IoT service businesses.[3] The platform is designed to help organizations launch, manage, and monetize the deployment of the Internet of Things worldwide.[4]

Founded in 2004, Jasper partners with over 120[5] mobile operator networks to serve IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) companies[6] across a wide range industries including: automotive, home security and automation, agriculture, food/beverage, wearable technology, healthcare, advertising and industrial equipment.[7]

On May 2, 2014, the company formerly called Jasper Wireless, Inc., announced a new company name: Jasper Technologies, Inc. The company attributed the change to more accurately representing the company's product offerings.[8]

On February 3, 2016, Cisco Systems announced its plans to acquire Jasper for $1.4 billion,[9] and on March 22, 2016, finalized the $1.4B acquisition.[10][11]

With the acquisition, Jasper becomes the IoT Cloud business unit within Cisco.[12] Jasper's CEO, Jahangir Mohammed, is now the GM of the IoT Cloud business unit – reporting to Rowan Trollope, SVP of the IoT and Collaboration Technology Group at Cisco.[13]


Mr. Jahangir Mohammed founded Jasper and served as Chief Executive Officer and member of the board.[7] Following the acquisition by Cisco, Mohammed is now the GM of the IoT Cloud business unit.[13] He is considered one of the early pioneers in IoT solutions[buzzword],[14] driven by the insight: the IoT is not about things, it's about service.[15] Over the past decade, he has grown Jasper into a global, cloud-based IoT platform used by over 3,500 companies to manage millions of connected products and devices.[16] Under Mohammed's leadership, Jasper was selected for the 2015 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer award which recognizes technology companies impacting business and society.[17]

Prior to Jasper, Mohammed founded Kineto Wireless and worked at Bell Labs.[18] He is the holder of over 80 U.S. and international patents related to IoT, mobile communications and software. He is also credited with inventing technologies to converge GSM and Wi-Fi that have become GSMA standards recognized around the world.[18]


Jasper is privately owned and was founded in 2004 with venture funding from Sequoia Capital and Benchmark Capital. It announced a $50 million funding round by Temasek Holdings on April 16, 2014.[19] Jasper has a valuation of $1.4 billion.[14][20]


Jasper Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA with satellite offices in Alpharetta, Georgia, United Kingdom and Singapore as well as ten total data centers.[19] Jasper employs approximately 400 people.[21]

Product Functionality[edit]

Jasper Control Center Platform[edit]

The Jasper Control Center Platform is a cloud-based solution[buzzword] for enterprises to launch, manage and monetize an IoT deployment using a single turnkey solution.[buzzword][22] The platform is deeply integrated with 35 mobile operator groups, representing more than 120 affiliates around the world — including: AT&T,[23] China Unicom,[24] Telefónica,[25] SoftBank,[26] NTT DoCoMo,[27] América Móvil,[28] SingTel,[29] Telenor,[30] and Telstra.[31][32]

Jasper's platform operates on a single base of code[33] that can be configured to meet specialized enterprise needs across a wide range of business models, technologies, and industries.[4] Currently more than 9,000 enterprises across 6 continents and dozens of industries have deployed millions of connected devices with Jasper Control Center.[34] Through one, turnkey, and globally-compatible platform solution[buzzword], the Jasper Control Center delivers visibility and real-time control for connected service businesses, along with IoT/ Machine to Machine (M2M) capabilities like provisioning, mobile service management, real-time engagement, support diagnostics, billing and business automation.[22]


Jasper's Connected Car Cloud is used by eleven automotive OEMs (original equipment manufacturer) worldwide including General Motors, Nissan, Ford Motor Company, Volkswagen, and Tesla Motors.[35][36] The Jasper platform enables carmakers to offer real-time diagnostics, safety, security, information and entertainment services, as well as apps and Wi-Fi hotspot services.[37] The Jasper platform is also used by companies like Coca-Cola,[32] Starbucks, GE Aviation, Allstate, Audi,[38] and Garmin[39] to offer new IoT services.[32] Coca-Cola for example, is known to use Jasper to connect vending machines, which can help notify the respective manager of inventory and service needs.[7] GE for example, is known to use the Jasper platform for their connected jet engines, which provide performance data to their service teams on the ground, intended to reduce maintenance costs and increase engine life span.[40]

Strategic Partnerships[edit]

  • Microsoft Azure – On July 30, 2015, Jasper and Microsoft Azure IoT Suite announced partnership to accelerate enterprise deployment and global growth of IoT services worldwide.[41]
  • – On March 3, 2015, Jasper and Salesforce announced partnership that aims to help enterprises lower the cost, reduce time-to-market and enable global scale for their IoT deployments.[24]
  • SAP SE – On March 3, 2015, Jasper and SAP announced a partnership whereby Jasper's Control Center platform is integrated with the SAP HANA® platform, intended to create business value for customers and partners by analyzing service subscription and usage data and shortening time to market for IoT services.[24]
  • Reliance Communications – Reliance Communications, a telecommunications service provider, partnered with Jasper to manage and monetise Next-Generation IoT businesses.[42]

Awards & Recognition[edit]

  • 2017 GSMA Globa Mobile Awards Winner: Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive [43]
  • 2015 GSMA Global Mobile Awards Winner: Best Mobile Innovation for the ‘Internet of Things’ [44]
  • 2015 Technology Pioneer: World Economic Forum Recognizes 24 Leading Technology Pioneers[17]
  • 2014 World Communication Awards Winner: The Connected World Initiative[45]
  • 2014 Total Telecom Internet of Things Awards Winner: Project of the Year[46]
  • 2014 Total Telecom Internet of Things Awards Winner: Contribution to the IoT Eco-System[46]
  • 2014 Broadband Infovision Awards: Best Internet of Things Innovation[47]
  • Gold Stevie Award Winner: Executive of the Year - Computer Software - Up to 500 Employees: Jahangir Mohammed, Founder & CEO of Jasper[48]
  • Gold Stevie Award Winner: Company of the Year - Computer Software - More Than 250 Employees [49]
  • Computer Business Review's Top 5 Networking Companies Driving IoT [50]
  • The Journal and Dow Jones VentureSource include Jasper in “The Billion Dollar Startup Club”[51]
  • Business Wire: Jasper considered as one of the top M2M platform providers [34]
  • M2M Wire: Jasper wins 2014 Award for progress in M2M/IoT[52]
  • GSMA World Congress: Jasper wins “Best Cloud-Based Technology for Mobile” at Global Mobile Awards 2013[53]


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