Scandinavia’s Tele2 has announced a deal with CSL Dualcom under which it will provide connectivity services for security, healthcare and general M2M applications in the European region.
CSL Dualcom (Harefield, UK) has developed a platform that allows alarm signals to be delivered securely and reliably to control centers, and claims to have pioneered the move from wired to wireless technology in this area.
The tie-up with Tele2 (Stockholm, Sweden) will allow it to improve the process of deploying and managing connectivity solutions from start to finish.
“CSL offers the most resilient and reliable managed network in the industry,” said Rami Avidan, Tele2’s head of M2M global solutions. “It is the DualCom Gemini Managed Network that provides the critical connectivity for hundreds of thousands of protected premises throughout Europe and enables CSL to push the boundaries of innovation.”
Avidan says the deal was partly motivated by CSL’s desire to grow outside of its UK home market into the Nordic region and across Europe.
“The Nordics are a rapidly growing market and because of their leading position in the adaption of wireless M2M, are strategically important to CSL,” said Phil Hollett, the chief executive of CSL. “From experience we know that in order to maintain high customer service levels we required a highly responsive, customer focused operator to complement our proven track record.”
Tele2 says it will provide CSL with connectivity and management services across Europe over a three-year period.
Over that timeframe, it expects to add tens of thousands of connected devices to CSL Dualcom’s existing base.
Tele2 has made M2M growth a strategic priority, announcing its launch of a “global M2M business” in November 2013 and indicating it plans to compete heavily on pricing in this area.