Initially over 30,000 Aera e-bikes will be deployed with Airtel e-sims under the collaborations of Matter Motor Works and Airtel. As part of the partnership, 30,000 Matter bikes will be enabled with Airtel e-sims in the first phase and shipping will begin from September-October. Pre-booking for the bikes opened from 17 May. Aiming at Real time tracking of these bikes, improving rider experience Airtel’s LoT platform will help in monitoring performance with advanced analytics while maintaining extremely high reliability augmented by telco grade security.

Harish Laddha, CEO – Emerging Business, Airtel said, “As the country embarks on its ambitious goal to reduce its carbon footprint, green mobility will play a critical role in helping India achieve its net zero goals. We look forward to this partnership, to setting new benchmarks and demonstrating how technology can enable efficient services and solutions for companies that embrace technology. Airtel continues to strongly drive the IoT agenda and is currently working with a whole host of companies in the industry including electric vehicles, automotive, utilities, logistics, and fin-tech. We are confident that in the months to come Airtel will be a critical play in India’s IoT journey”.

Matter Founder and CEO, Mohal Lalbhai, added, “The Internet-enabled motorbike has the power to curate and redesign connected experiences, making Matter’s AERA the smart bike of the future. We are extremely delighted to partner with Airtel to start our journey of connectivity on the move, deploying the power of IoT for continuously enhancing experiences.”