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M2M SN takes managed services from TrueNet, Edge

Iain Morris
May 22, 2014
M2M Spectrum Networks (M2M SN) says TrueNet Communications and Edge Communications will provide turnkey managed network services for its soon-to-be-launched US network.

The agreement will see TrueNet (Jacksonville, FL, USA) provide field services and Edge supply advanced network management services, said the operator.

M2M SN (Phoenix, AZ, USA) exploded on to the US M2M scene in April, when it unveiled plans to build and operate what it claims will be the first dedicated M2M network in the country.

The operator said trials of its service would get under way in the second quarter of this year, and that it planned to cover 75% of the US population by the end of 2015 and 95% by the end of 2016.

M2M SN flagged its tie-up with TrueNet in April, and soon afterwards indicated that TrueNet would take responsibility for managing the construction of its network, while Edge Communications already has an established relationship with TrueNet.

“This agreement builds on our partnership with TrueNet that we announced last month with the launch of M2M SN,” stated Doreen Trant, the senior vice president of network implementation for M2M SN. “But more important, TrueNet’s tight collaboration with Edge ensures our customers will receive world class service from their first experience with M2M SN and allows us to focus on growing our customer base by providing a multitude of efficient cost effective end user products and services.”

Edge claimed that its ability to manage large and complex networks made it an ideal fit for M2M SN and its requirements.

Other partners that M2M SN has flagged include Commdex (Norcross, GA, USA), Crown Castle (Canonsburg, PA, USA), Raveon (Carlsbad, CA, USA) and 4G Unwired (Indialantic, FL, USA).

M2M SN is one of several players globally that are in the process of building dedicated M2M networks in the hope of stealing business from mainstream operators largely relying on 2G, 3G and 4G technologies.

Others include UK-based Senaptic (Cambridge), which is developing a wireless technology it calls ultra narrow band optimized for M2M applications, and France’s Sigfox (Toulouse), which has recently flagged service deployments in Spain and Russia.

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