Telefonica and Masternaut to jointly market fleet management services


Telefonica and Masternaut have reached an agreement to
jointly market telematics-enabled fleet management services that allow
businesses to make dramatic cost savings, whilst delivering improvements in
customer service and employee safety. Both Telefonica and Masternaut will share
product roadmaps to create market-leading future products.


The agreement, which gives Telefonica’s professional
teams access to Masternaut’s world leading telematics products and services,
helps the company advance towards its goal of boosting revenue generation
beyond connectivity. These M2M (machine to machine) products add incremental
layers of value to customers in efficiency and sustainability, as they seek to
gain competitive advantage.


According to the terms of the agreement, the two
companies will market joint products designed to target the growing sustainable
fleet market, where customers can benefit from fuel savings of up to 20%
through driver behaviour management.


This product suite enables businesses to grow thanks to
increased competitive advantage through improved cost reduction, while ensuring
service levels and strategic carbon emissions targets are maintained.


Masternaut will provide fleet management services,
applications, platforms and technical support, while Telefonica will contribute
with its commercial network, including pre- and post-sales support, and
customer care. Everything deployed over the best in class global networks of


The products, distributed under the Telefonica brand,
also include Fleet optimisation applications that allow for the more efficient
deployment of mobile resources, telematics-enabled products for the insurance
market and the dynamic management of corporate risk.


“With this agreement, Telefonica demonstrates the
capacity for responding to customer’s needs in the growing M2M market. We are
convinced that Masternaut’s leading products will enable us to offer top
quality and comprehensive solutions covering all elements of the
value-chain” said Carlos Morales, Global M2M director of Telefonica.


“This innovative partnership with Telefonica
represents the next step in the evolution of the global fleet management
market. Together we will leverage Masternaut’s leading products and
Telefonica’s strong commercial capabilities to deliver valuable solutions for
both large enterprise and mid-sized companies,” said Bill Henry, CEO of


PaymentOne Corporation recently announced a direct
carrier billing relationship
with Telefonica Germany.


The mpass system — driven by Telefonica Germany, Telekom
and Vodafone — enables merchants to accept direct carrier billed payments for virtual,
digital and physical goods. Telefonica Germany is part of Telefonica SA, a
provider of broadband and mobile services and the second largest carrier group
in the world.


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