Telstra to become major reseller of Buddy Platform’s Ohm device

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by Jessica Amir

Internet of Things (IoT) data management business, Buddy Platform (ASX:BUD) is in final talks with Telstra (ASX:TLS) for the communications giant to become the primary reseller of Buddy Ohm in Australia.

Buddy Ohm is a energy monitoring and verification device already being sold in Australia, the US, Canada and soon in the UK.

Under the terms of the proposed deal, Buddy Ohm units will be outfitted with Telstra certified modems and Telstra mobile data SIM cards.

Sales from the deal are expected to start this quarter while Telstra’s staff will be trained shortly.

Buddy will also move its key customer accounts to Telstra and ink a distribution agreement with one of Telstra’s third-party product suppliers, M2M Connectivity.

Shares in Buddy Platform (ASX:BUD) are trading about 15.7 per cent higher at 29 cents.

Jessica Amir

Finance News Network
Jessica is the head of news and a senior finance journalist and presents bulletins including the Market Outlook, Market at Midday and Market Wrap. She also interviews ASX CEOs and leading fund managers. She joined FNN in January 2017 with over six years of broadcast journalism experience including with Sky News Business, ABC 1, ABC's The Business and ABC24. She’s also worked as a TV reporter for Prime 7 and WIN News. Jessica has worked in financial planning for over six years with leading wealth managers and in real estate.