Belgian telecoms incumbent Belgacom has chosen an M2M software platform from KORE Systems as the basis for its M2M services.
The KORE Systems (Toronto, Canada) platform is to be integrated with Belgacom’s mobile network and business systems and customized to meet the operator’s specific needs.
Belgacom (Brussels, Belgium) says the platform will improve its M2M service offering, giving customers greater management over devices, from network usage and billing to repairs.
In addition, the operator reckons the integration of the platform with its mobile and business systems will allow it to provide differentiated services to enterprises and developers.
It will also be able to automate key business processes to minimize the costs of providing and supporting M2M services.
Belgacom views the deal as an important milestone in its strategy to become a market leader in M2M services in Belgium and Luxembourg.
Last year, the company established an M2M competence center and formed a strategic partnership with Vodafone Netherlands (Amsterdam, Netherlands).