- Alliance to focus on development of seamless, globally accepted M2M solution, targeted at multinational customers with connected M2M devices
- Alliance members will also cooperate to develop the M2M market and enhance the customer experience
- The initiative is open to other operators
July 10, 2012
/CNW/ - Seven world mobile operators, KPN, NTT Docomo Inc., Rogers Communications, SingTel, Telefónica, through its Telefónica Digital unit, Telstra and Vimpelcom have entered into a memorandum of understanding to form an alliance to support a single, global platform that multinational businesses will leverage to enable connected devices in multiple countries.
The goal of the global alliance is to create efficiencies for manufacturers and enhance the end user experience by enabling delivery of a global product with a single SIM, eliminating roaming costs in the countries of participating operators. The centralized management of SIM status and performance of M2M devices across the globe will be managed from a single web interface with Jasper Wireless' Control Center.
The objectives of the alliance are to develop and grow M2M business globally, simplify development of new business models, speed delivery of new product and services to market and help multinational business customers better manage and reduce operational costs.
It is expected that this initiative will increase the ability of all participating operators to significantly enhance the M2M value proposition fortheir respective customers in markets around the world.
The alliance members will continue to cooperate to develop the M2M market by enriching customer experiences to better meet the needs and expectations of global customers.
KPN is the leading telecommunications and ICT service provider in
, offering wireline and wireless telephony, internet and TV to consumers and end-to-end telecom and ICT services to business customers. In
, KPN pursues a Challenger strategy in its wireless operations and holds number three market positions through E-Plus and BASE. KPN provides wholesale network services to third parties and operates an efficient IP-based infrastructure with global scale in international wholesale through iBasis. For M2M we offer PAN European solutions.
December 31st, 2011
, KPN served over 44.5 million customers, of which 36.6 million were in wireless services, 4 million in wireline voice, 2.5 million in broadband Internet and 1.4 million in TV. With 18,687 FTEs in
(31,084 FTEs for the whole group), KPN reported full-year revenues of
and an EBITDA of
in 2011. KPN was incorporated in 1989 and is listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.
About NTT Docomo
NTT DOCOMO is a world-leading integrated-services company centered on mobility. The company serves over 60 million mobile customers in
via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide 3G network and one of the world's first commercial LTE networks. Leveraging its unique capabilities as a mobile operator, DOCOMO is a leading developer of cutting-edge technologies for NFC mobile payments, mobile GPS, mobile TV, intuitive mobile assistance, environmental monitoring, smart grids and much more. Overseas, the company provides technical and operational expertise to eight mobile operators and other partner companies. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the
(DCM) stock exchanges. Please visit
for more information
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are
largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of
leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).
leading communications group providing a portfolio of services including voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms as well as infocomm technology and pay TV. The Group has presence in
with 445 million mobile customers in 26 countries, including
. It also has a vast network of offices throughout
the United States
Telefónica Digital is a global business division of Telefónica. Its mission is to seize the opportunities within the digital world and deliver new growth for Telefónica through research & development, venture capital, global partnerships and digital services such as cloud computing, mobile advertising, M2M solutions and eHealth. Telefónica Digital will deliver these innovative products and services to Telefónica's 300 million customers as well as leveraging the power of the internet to enter new markets. It is headquartered in
with regional centres in Silicon Valley, Sao Paolo,
. Jajah, Terra, Tuenti, giffgaff and 48 are all part of the Telefónica Group.
. Telstra is
leading telecommunications and information services company, with one of the best known brands in the country. Telstra offers a full range of services and competes in all telecommunications markets throughout the country. Telstra has
largest fully integrated IP network and
largest and fastest mobile broadband network, the Telstra Mobile network, comprising 3G-HSPA+ (across the entire coverage footprint) and 4G-LTE technology (in more than 100 locations across
) operating together. Telstra also has an international presence spanning 15 countries, including
VimpelCom is one of the world's largest integrated telecommunications services operators providing voice and data services through a range of traditional and broadband mobile and fixed technologies in
Central African Republic
. VimpelCom's operations around the globe cover territory with a total population of approximately 782 million people. VimpelCom provides services under the "Beeline", "Kyivstar", "djuice", "Wind", "Infostrada" "Mobilink", "Leo", "banglalink", "Telecel", and "Djezzy" brands. As of
March 31, 2012
VimpelCom had 209 million mobile subscribers on a combined basis. VimpelCom is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol (VIP). For more information visit:
SOURCE Rogers Communications Inc.