10 Jul 2012
Telecoms giants form alliance on global M2M business initiatives
Seven mobile operators have joined forces to form an alliance to support a single, global platform that multinational businesses will leverage to enable connected devices in multiple countries.
The alliance comprises KPN, NTT Docomo, Rogers Communications, SingTel, Telefónica, through its Telefónica Digital unit, Telstra and Vimpelcom, and aims to create efficiencies for manufacturers and enhance the end user experience by enabling delivery of a global product with a single SIM, eliminating roaming costs in the countries of participating operators.
The centralised management of SIM status and performance of M2M devices across the globe will be managed from a single web interface with Jasper Wireless' Control Centre.
The objectives of the alliance are to develop and grow M2M business globally, simplify development of new business models, speed delivery of new product and services to market and help multinational business customers better manage and reduce operational costs.
It is expected that this initiative will increase the ability of all participating operators to significantly enhance the M2M value proposition for their respective customers in markets around the world.
The alliance members will continue to cooperate to develop the M2M market by enriching customer experiences to better meet the needs and expectations of global customers.
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