Semiconductor distributor Avnet Memec is claiming “mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE)” status after signing a deal to become a pan-European distributor for M2M managed-services provider Wyless.
Avnet Memec (Poing, Germany) says that its M2M customers will now benefit from having access to the Wyless (Lawrence, USA) managed network and Wyless’ Porthos-branded management platform, reducing costs and time to market.
“We are continuing to see steady growth in wireless M2M applications throughout Europe,” said John Jones, Avnet Memec’s technical marketing manager. “The combination of the Wyless Porthos SIM management platform [and] global multi-carrier network infrastructure greatly strengthens our offering to the cellular M2M market and allows us to offer our customers a greater choice for their individual applications.”
Wyless explained the move by saying that customers need access to a range of highly specialized services backed up by dedicated support.
“Partnering with Avnet Memec throughout Europe enables us to deliver on that commitment,” said Steve Priestley, the managing director of Wyless EMEA. “Avnet Memec has demonstrated they have technical expertise and relationships to successfully take our innovative portfolio to all European markets.