Mountain View, USA; Stockholm, Sweden and Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain. February 24, 2014 – Jasper Wireless, the connected devices platform powering the mobile Internet of Things (IoT), and Telenor Connexion, a leading provider of connected solutions, announced today that the companies have entered into a strategic partnership to power IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) services globally.
Telenor Connexion has chosen the cloud-based Jasper Platform, designed for enterprises making the transition to connected businesses, “to enrich its existing portfolio of connected solutions, to gain flexibility and to support its technology agnostic approach”.
According to Telenor, Jasper makes it easy, efficient and cost-effective to implement connected services that bridge the gap between enterprise and their customers, leverage assets of connectivity to every device worldwide, and change the way business is done using applications that drive new sources of revenue and business growth. To date, more than 2,500 enterprises have standardised on the Jasper platform across 15 mobile operator groups worldwide.
“As our global customer base grows so we are always looking for new ways to help our enterprise customers realise the value in connected services. Our existing global quality of service and managed connectivity offering is now complemented by the benefits of the Jasper platform,” said Per Simonsen (pictured above), CEO, Telenor Connexion. “Telenor was one of the first operators in the world to strategically target the M2M market and has a track record of innovation and leadership. We’re delighted to be working with Jasper to help our customers compete and win in the global M2M and IoT arena.”
“Multinational enterprises are using IoT today to get closer to their customers and deliver real, productive value on a mass global scale,” said Ken Laversin, global vice-president, Sales at Jasper. “Vertical markets such as the automotive industry are being transformed by IoT service innovations like Connected Car. However, for enterprises, this means they are demanding a global platform that can scale across their business and manage the operational processes such as service provisioning, diagnostics and auditing across all their international markets. We’re proud to be working with Telenor Connexion, one of the real innovators in the M2M market, in delivering a cloud-based platform that will delight their customers.”
As more and more devices come to market with embedded connectivity, market success depends on finding the right business models to service different verticals and consumers globally. Jasper has developed the applications and services that support highly flexible business models as well as the automation of operational processes, including custom device provisioning, instant activation, real-time diagnostic tools and detailed billing and usage reports, ensuring a superior out-of-box end-user experience.
Telenor Connexion joins a growing list of other Jasper operator partners, including AT&T, América Móvil, NTT DOCOMO, Telefónica, VimpelCom, KPN, SingTel, Etisalat, Telstra, Rogers, CSL and more.
Using the cloud-based Jasper platform, network operators and enterprises can scale their deployment of connected devices quickly and profitably worldwide. Founded in 2005, Jasper Wireless is a privately held company based in Mountain View, California.
Telenor Connexion designs and operates connected business solutions. Building on more than 15 years of experience, its solutions portfolio and collaborative approach, the company aims to make it easy to realise the value of connected services. Together with companies such as Volvo, Nissan, Scania, Hitachi, Securitas Direct and Telcare, Telenor Connexion has designed smart and innovative connected solutions deployed across the globe, and it supports customers throughout their entire product lifecycle – from solution design to operations and future development.
The company’s headquarters and tech centre are located in Sweden and it has regional offices in UK, Germany, France, US and Japan. Telenor Connexion is wholly owned by Telenor Group, one of the world’s major mobile operators.