Numerex and Huawei, Kore and EE all unveil new M2M service partnerships at CTIA 2013
CTIA, Las Vegas, NV, USA — Numerex Corp, a provider of on-demand and interactive M2M enterprise solutions, and Huawei, a global ICT solutions provider, have formed a global alliance. Meanwhile, wireless M2M services provider, KORE is partnering with UK-based network operator, EE to extend KORE Global Connect™ services into Europe, the Middle and East Africa (EMEA).
Numerex and Huawei form a new alliance for
secure, integrated intelligent wireless module
In recent years China-based Huawei has rapidly become a top-tier provider of information and communications technology (ICT) software and hardware. The partnership with Numerex, one of the longest-established companies in M2M, is expected to result in a Huawei intelligent communication device embedded with Numerex’s core network M2M technology.
The agreement combines Huawei’s wireless module product platform with Numerex’s DNA service model (Device, Network, and Application) for a range of integrated services. Based on the Numerex FAST (Foundation Application Software Technology) platform, the partnership offers businesses worldwide a communications device capable of running customised, feature-rich applications. Operating in the cloud, Numerex FAST focuses on enabling M2M solutions, and aims to give corporate customers the ability to deliver value-added services quickly and easily.
“Our collaboration brings the network and the device together into a truly integrated product and allows for a broad range of M2M solutions that can optimise enterprise operations and ultimately improve the bottom line,” said Stratton J. Nicolaides, chairman and CEO of Numerex. “As a proud partner to Huawei, global businesses now have access to their market-leading modules combined with our award-winning expertise, device engineering and certification services support.”
“Huawei is committed to providing our customers with products that offer an ideal user experience. With our commitment to customers at the heart of our strategy, we will continue to build out our world class wireless 3G and 4G device family, and our partnership with Numerex reinforces that commitment,” said Shimin Wu – president of Huawei Device MBB Global. “We are proud to partner with an industry leader like Numerex to offer a truly innovative M2M communications experience.”
Numerex Corp is a leading provider of interactive and on-demand machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and service, offered on a subscription basis, used in the development and support of M2M solutions for the enterprise and government markets worldwide. The company offers Numerex DNA that may include hardware and smart devices, cellular and satellite network services, and software Applications that are delivered through Numerex FAST. In addition, business services are offered to enable the development of efficient, reliable, and secure solutions while accelerating deployment. Numerex is ISO 27001 information security-certified, highlighting the company’s focus on M2M data security, service reliability, and round-the-clock support of its customers’ M2M solutions.
KORE Global Connect enhances EMEA footprint, and adds voice
support to meet EE’s growing M2M connectivity demands
This new partnership provides customers of KORE, said to be the world’s largest wireless services provider specialising in M2M communication, with an expanded addressable market for their M2M applications without requiring any new relationships, contracts or integration with existing infrastructures.
The relationship with EE provides KORE Global Connect customers with multiple connectivity options for their M2M applications, including KORE’s satellite services, and access to EE’s 2G, 3G and market-leading 4G LTE network in the United Kingdom. Customers will also now have access to voice services within KORE Global Connect to support emerging M2M applications, such as those in the medical and dispatch industries. The additional KORE Global Connect services will be available imminently in all markets served by KORE.
Marc Overton, vice president of Wholesale and M2M, EE, said “Partnering with EE will provide KORE’s US-based customers with a one-stop-shop for international connectivity through the UK’s biggest and fastest mobile network, and our alliances across Europe. We are focused on providing international business with a solution that allows their customers to stay seamlessly connected across borders without multiple contracts or any fuss.”
EE brings the benefit of its network alliance with Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom and TeliaSonera to its relationship with KORE, ensuring that KORE Global Connect customers will continue to experience reliable and seamless cellular M2M connectivity across borders. The EE network and its partner networks will also be fully integrated into the KORE PRiSMPro™ management platform and the company’s redundant data centre operations, allowing its customers to have full control of M2M devices and network usage.
“EE understands the importance of business-driven M2M applications and we look forward to offering joint M2M programmes in a number of markets,” said Alex Brisbourne, president and COO, KORE. “M2M applications are being extended to every corner of the globe and the partnership with EE complements our existing carrier relationships, enabling KORE to provide more comprehensive global connectivity services, including low-use voice options, across our M2M network. KORE will continue to partner with best-of-breed carriers to expand the footprint of KORE Global Connect and help drive M2M growth in new markets worldwide.”
EE provides mobile and fixed line services to 27 million customers in Britain, and is the first company in the UK to provide 4G mobile services alongside fixed line fibre. EE runs the Orange, T-Mobile and EE brands in the UK.
Its 4G service will cover more than half of the UK population by June 2013 and EE continues to improve the speed and reach of the UK’s first 4G network. Its fibre service already covers 50% of the population. EE’s mobile service currently provides coverage to 99% of the population with 2G and 98% of the population with 3G.