ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq:ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions, today announced an agreement with Telefonica Digital (Telefonica), one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, that enables ORBCOMM to offer Telefonica’s GSM cellular communications service for ORBCOMM’s M2M applications across multiple vertical markets worldwide.
Through this agreement, ORBCOMM will expand its connectivity for its end-to-end cellular and dual-mode solutions targeted in the transportation & logistics and heavy equipment industries by leveraging Telefonica’s operations in 24 countries as well as roaming agreements covering more than 150 countries.
“We are building the world’s most comprehensive offering of both satellite and cellular network services, and our agreement with Telefonica strengthens ORBCOMM’s lead as the largest and most diverse multi-network provider in the M2M industry,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer. “Telefonica’s reliable cellular connectivity will increase our global reach and round out our cellular footprint in key markets.”
“This joint service offering will provide ORBCOMM’s customers worldwide with versatile connectivity options tailored for their best-of-breed M2M asset tracking and monitoring solutions,” said Christian Solomine, Telefonica’s Global Partner Sales USA General Manager. “We look forward to leveraging ORBCOMM’s expertise and market dominance in M2M to connect even more mobile and fixed assets in every corner of the world.”ORBCOMM will also provide a secure and scalable online platform to simplify satellite, cellular and dual-mode device management, including provisioning and messaging capabilities. With 24x7x365 access to near-real-time data, ORBCOMM’s customers can use this platform to increase visibility over their network, improve customer service and promote device reliability and longevity. In addition, this full-service platform, which is built and hosted by ORBCOMM, enables its customers to reduce the complexity, time to market, cost, and risk of developing and deploying their complete M2M solution set. About ORBCOMM Inc. ORBCOMM is a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions. Its customers include Caterpillar Inc., Doosan Infracore America, Hitachi Construction Machinery, Hyundai Heavy Industries, I.D. Systems, Inc., Komatsu Ltd., Cartrack (Pty.) Ltd., and Volvo Construction Equipment, among other industry leaders. By means of a global network of low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites and accompanying ground infrastructure as well as our Tier One cellular partners, ORBCOMM’s low-cost and reliable two-way data communication services track, monitor and control mobile and fixed assets in our core markets: commercial transportation; heavy equipment; industrial fixed assets; marine; and homeland security.