On Monday, Microwave Telemetry Inc., a provider of avian and marine tracking, announced it has selected Telenor Connexion, an M2M service provider, for its global wildlife tracking devices.
Microwave Telemetry  (Columbia, Md., USA) manufactures electronic devices for tracking avian and marine species, and has made an effort to develop smaller and smarter devices, which is driven by the needs of researchers and scientists, says the company.
Telenor Connexion (Stockholm, Sweden) will provide Microwave Telemetry with a one SIM and one rate GPRS/GSM  global service working on six continents. The key component of the solution is Telenor's patented eSIM, a SIM card especially suited for harsh environments.
According to Microwave Telemetry, one of the main reasons for choosing Telenor Connexion was for its eSIM.
"Device size and extended temperature range is critical in our application for avian and marine tracking and the Telenor Connexion eSIM is half the size of a standard SIM card ," says Paul W. Howey, president and founder at Microwave Telemetry Inc.
The premium M2M service from Telenor Connexion allows Microwave Telemetry to continue their device design process without any delays to their product development schedule, as well as enables them to provide a worldwide tracking and monitoring system, capable of tracking wildlife for thousands of kilometers, covering entire migration routes, says the company.
The connected devices collects data and processes locations sent from animals carrying transmitters. The data are then delivered to scientists and researchers around the world via Microwave Telemetry's proprietary web application.
"Wildlife tracking or GPS Telemetry is another high-potential growth area for embedded connectivity applications," says George LeBron, head of Market Development Americas at Telenor Connexion.