Rating: Customers can get a single SIM and single API
A highly significant initiative has been launched into the M2M (machine-to-machine communications) space by seven major global mobile network operators. They have entered into a memorandum of understanding to form an alliance to support a single, global platform that multinational businesses will leverage to enable connected devices in multiple countries. To do so, the operator alliance will be deploying Jasper Wireless‘ Control Centre platform to power their respective M2M services globally. The full list of operators includes: – KPN, NTT Docomo, Rogers Communications, Singtel, Telefónica, Telstra and Vimplecom. The initiative is open to other operators and welcomes new participants.The objective is to grow and develop the M2M business globally and help multinationals better manage and reduce operational costs.
This will be done by simplifying the development of new business models and increasing the speed delivery of new product and services to market.
“Standardised global service, with local support, is the Holy Grail in M2M and mobile operator alliances are a vital activity to make this a reality,” Macario Namie, vp for marketing withJasper Wireless.
He continued, “The Jasper Wireless platform operationalises these kinds of alliances – allowing operators to agree and manage terms while giving the customer exactly what they need to scale their connected device business.
Customers can get a single SIM, single API and single point of visibility and control all without the complexity typically associated with working across disparate operators.”
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.
GoMobile News is a bit surprised not to see Vodafone or France Telecom/Orange amongst the seven founders.