Major players cooperate on M2M
A total of seven world mobile operators, KPN, NTT DOCOMO, INC., Rogers, SingTel, Telefónica, through its Telefónica Digital unit, Telstra and Vimpelcom have entered into an alliance to initiate collaboration with respect to their M2M businesses. 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. More specifically, the alliance covers technological cooperation to enable a global, unique seamless solution for the provision of communications to multinational customers requiring M2M devices connectivity. It is expected that, as a result of this joint collaboration, all the participant companies will increase their capability to offer better value propositions to their respective customers in different markets and geographies. The global alliance in providing a global product featuring a unique SIM, and a 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 convenience. 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. The alliance members will continuously cooperate with the aim of enhancing the development of the market dynamics and the enrichment of the customer experiences, with a specific focus on meeting the expectations and requirements of existing and potential global customers.