Jasper Wireless and Telefónica, Spain’s incumbent communications network operator, have partnered to wirelessly connect M2M and consumer electronics devices.
The Telefónica Control Center, powered by Jasper Wireless of Sunnyvale, USA, enables M2M enterprise customers and device manufacturers to profitably connect and manage embedded mobile devices, advancing their design and market introduction.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Telefónica and Jasper Wireless collaboration will accelerate market entry for a new generation of connected consumer devices, including personal navigation devices, e-readers, digital photo frames, cameras, and gaming.
Additionally, it will bring automation and advanced control features to enterprise applications in sectors such as automotive, smart grid, tracking, security and mobile healthcare.
“Connected devices are the future of consumer and industrial electronics. With Jasper Wireless’s support, Telefónica is ready to offer tailored services to its enterprise customers, including flexible business models, real-time monitoring and diagnostics, and enhanced customer support. The Jasper Wireless platform enables Telefónica to offer our existing customers a complete solution for designing and managing connected devices,” says Carlos Morales, Global M2M Director, Telefónica.
“Mobile operators worldwide are looking to capitalise on the demand for connected consumer and enterprise devices. Combining its network and Jasper’s platform, Telefónica is able to simplify connectivity and management processes, enabling a rapid introduction of embedded mobile devices to the market,” says Jahangir Mohammed, CEO of Jasper Wireless.