Telit Wireless Solutions, the U.S.-based mobile technology arm of Telit Communications, on Tuesday announced a global strategic partnership with Telefonica, a telecommunications network operator, to offer value-added services, customer support, module innovation and global connectivity for M2M applications.
With the bundled offering, M2M companies gain access to Telefonica's (Madrid, Spain) global wireless network , M2M core network elements, and wireless platform. Telit (Raleigh, N.C., USA) will provide its module hardware and software technology.
"This unprecedented bundle from Telit and Telefonica signals a paradigm shift in the industry because finally any M2M service or solution provider of any size can have the same quality of service, performance, pricing and support as the largest players in the industry," said Oozi Cats, CEO of Telit . "Many of the most exciting new M2M applications are being developed by smaller firms, and this offering will accelerate those innovations worldwide."
The new service will enable M2M service providers and application developers to bring services more quickly to market with technical support over the entire product lifecycle, enhanced monitoring capabilities, efficient real-time budget management, lower tariffs for fixed and mobile applications, and streamlined logistics, operations and deployments, says Telit.
The new service will initially launch in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), South America and selected countries by Q3 2012.