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Tele2 adds Telit to list of M2M partners

Iain Morris
December 4, 2014
 
Scandinavian telecoms operator Tele2 has added module maker Telit to its growing list of M2M partners.

In a statement, the operator said the two companies would collaborate on the development of new premium value added services and connectivity solutions for organizations other than large enterprises.

Tele2 (Stockholm, Sweden) launched its global M2M business about a year ago and has already unveiled details of partnerships with a number of leading M2M players, including platform provider Jasper (Mountain View, CA, USA) and router manufacturer NetComm Wireless (Sydney, Australia).

The tie-up with Telit (London, UK) will allow Tele2 to improve its capabilities in new areas, including network quality of service and go-to-market strategies, said the operator.

Joint solutions developed by the companies will allow customers of any size to access a full portfolio of premium M2M connectivity and value-added services “right out of the box”, according to Tele2’s statement.

In the past, those services will available only to large enterprise customers.

“I am really excited about the partnership with Telit Wireless Solutions,” said Rami Avidan, the head of Tele2’s M2M Global Solutions division. “Together we are able to take a larger share of the growing global M2M market by offering solutions that makes life simpler, more secure and above all more efficient for our customers.”

Telit also indicated that its partnership with Tele2 should spur to the development of higher-quality services for end users.

“We are looking forward to work with Tele2,” said Dan Amir, the manager of Telit’s m2mAIR Mobile Business Unit. “When customers select an M2M connectivity provider they expect to increase their service ability and improve the quality of experience for their end customers.”

“Cooperating with Tele2 is a natural progression in our path to provide the M2M IoT market with extended capabilities that meet evolving connectivity needs,” he added.

Tele2 now claims to serve more than 14 million customers in nine countries, and offers a mixture of mobile, fixed broadband and telephony, data network and content services.

Last year, the operator reported net sales of SEK30 billion ($3.99 billion) and an operating profit of SEK6 billion.
 
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