Lots of announcements were made this week in the Embedded M2M industry. In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights from the week.
Bell, a Canadian communications company, is starting up a new machine to machine (M2M) management center to help offer real-time operational status and metrics of its customers devices connected to the Bell network.
This new management platform is virtual (or in the cloud), allowing consumers to gain access to it from any location or browser.
“Canadian businesses of all kinds are connecting their remote meters, tracking tools and other devices on Canada’s best networks with Bell,” explained Nauby Jacob, vice president of services, product and content at Bell Mobility. “Our new M2M Management Centre makes these connected machines more manageable and more productive for our customers. The number of M2M connections in Canada is expected to nearly double to 3.6 million by 2016, and tools like the M2M Management Centre maximize efficiency in managing large portfolios of devices.”
Another company changing things up is telecommunications operator Sprint (News - Alert). The mobile provider announced that it would be partnering up with Neo Telecoms to help expand it’ international footprint.
The new three-year contract will help Sprint to build its IP backbone in Paris via Neo’s wavelength service. “Sprint continues to enhance its network capabilities within Europe and we're pleased to deepen our reliable and secure connectivity for businesses within Paris via Neo Telecoms,” said Chris Harper, VP of International Network Services at Sprint, in a statement.
“We are impressed with Neo Telecom's capabilities and flexibility in tuning into our requirements.”
Finally, Rogers Communications (News - Alert) and Sprint Velocity have announced a strategic partnership to help combined technology with automobiles in Canada. More specifically, the deal will bring connected car technologies such as telematics and infotainment systems to Canada.
“Canadians want to be connected from anywhere, at any time, and with over twenty million vehicles on the road in Canada there is a strong growth opportunity for Rogers in the connected auto segment," Mansell Nelson, vice president of advanced business solutions at Rogers, said.
"Sprint Velocity will bring to Canada the ultimate connected car experience on the road, with a combination of smartphone, tablet and in-dash capabilities, while also delivering safety features and communicating vehicle maintenance information seamlessly to manufacturers," Nelson continued.
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