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Alliance simplifies global M2M deployments

Anuradha Shukla | Feb. 26, 2013
Multi-operator alliance including SingTel to enable a single worldwide SIM card via a Web-based platform.

An M2M multi-operator alliance including Asian communications group SingTel is simplifying the process of global M2M deployments.

SingTel and members of this group aim to enable a single worldwide SIM card via a Web-based platform.

This M2M multi-operator alliance also includes six other mobile operators: Etisalat, KPN, NTT DOCOMO, Rogers Communications, Telefonica, Telstra, and VimpelCom.

Touted to be the largest mobile operator coalition in the world, this alliance will work towards eliminating complexity for multinational companies related to global deployments of connected devices.

The technical capability created by this M2M multi-operator group will simplify multi-network M2M solutions for multinational customers in several verticals including retail and healthcare on a global scale.

Helping companies overcome hurdles

This alliance will help the multinational corporations that are planning to roll out connected devices across the world.

These organisations have to deal with many challenges such as fragmented network landscapes and mobile operators with limited local coverage.

Mobile World Congress 2013 is currently taking place in Barcelona and will continue till 28 February. Alliance members are participating in this event and showcasing the SIM management capabilities and Over-the-Air (OTA) subscription updates on connected tablets.

Demonstrations of the alliance's platform and single global SIM card can be seen at the booths of Telefonica, NTT DOCOMO and Giesecke&Devrient.

Members of this alliance offer the M2M platform for enterprises, Jasper Wireless' Control Center, as part of this solution, which is connected with the subscription management platform from Giesecke&Devrient. 

 

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