MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, BARCELONA, SPAIN: Telit Wireless Solutions, a global leader in the field of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, announced a global strategic partnership with Telefónica, a world leader in telecommunications, to offer the premium value-added services, customer support, module innovation and global connectivity previously reserved for larger firms.
With the bundled offering, M2M companies gain access to Telefónica’s highly reliable global wireless network and seamless, cross-border coverage, dedicated M2M core network elements, and best-in-class wireless platform. Telit brings its leading module hardware and software technology, broad M2M application expertise, and global customer support based on a newly introduced portfolio of value-added services.
“This unprecedented bundle from Telit and Telefónica signals a paradigm shift in the industry because finally any M2M service or solution provider of any size can have the same quality of service, performance, pricing and support as the largest players in the industry,” said Oozi Cats, CEO of Telit. “Many of the most exciting new M2M applications are being developed by smaller firms, and this offering will accelerate those innovations worldwide.”
“Telefónica Digital is pleased to be working with Telit on this exciting and revolutionary new market approach. The strength of Telefónica’s Global M2M proposition combined with Telit’s leading market position and solution portfolio will provide a unique approach to M2M providers and customers worldwide and create a genuine competitive advantage in their marketplace” said Carlos Morales, Global MD, M2M, Cloud & Applications, Telefónica Digital.
The new service will enable M2M service providers and application developers to bring solutions more quickly to market with technical support over the entire product lifecycle, enhanced monitoring capabilities, efficient real-time budget management, lower tariffs for fixed and mobile applications, and streamlined logistics, operations and deployments.
The new service will initially launch in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), South America and selected countries by Q3 2012.