KPN, NTT, Rogers, SingTel, Telefonica, Telstra and Vimpelcom tie up for M2M business

Telecom Lead Asia: Mobile operators such as KPN, NTT
DOCOMO, Rogers, SingTel, Telefonica, Telstra and Vimpelcom are planning to
cooperate globally in M2M business.

These telecom operators will develop a seamless solution
for the provision of M2M communications to multinational customers.

The alliance members will cooperate with the aim of
further development of the M2M market and improvement of customer convenience.

The initiative is open to other operators.

Analysys Mason forecasts 124.4 million M2M device connections
at the end of 2012, growing to 2.1 billion connections by 2021 at a 37 percent
compound annual growth rate (CAGR).

We expect these 7 carriers to provide connectivity
solutions and a variety of M2M managed and value-added services including SLAs,
systems integration and managed security services,” said Analysys Mason
Principal Analyst Steve Hilton.

It is envisaged that the important scale resulting from
the cooperation of this group of operators will be of the utmost importance in
addressing the complex and fragmented nature of the M2M market.

The global alliance in providing a global product
featuring a unique SIM, and an united web interface and centralized management
of status and usage of M2M devices globally, via the Jasper Wireless Control Center,
is expected to result in cost reduction and enhancement of user experience and

The goal is to stimulate the sale of M2M communications
across a number of distinct high-potential industries such as consumer
electronics, automotive, energy efficiency, etc. enabling the development of
new business models, the creation of new products and services and a reduction
in operational costs for these target industries.

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