Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Tele2 targets 4G LTE service at M2M

Steve Rogerson
February 26, 2015
Swedish operator Tele2 has launched a 4G LTE connectivity service specifically for M2M and IoT implementations.
“This is further proof of Tele2 challenging and pushing the M2M and IoT game to new level,” said Rami Avidan, commercial director at Tele2. “As far as I know, Tele2 is the second operator in the world to publicly announce 4G LTE for M2M and IoT services. We will now be able to utilise that technology for new exciting types of implementations, in the Tele2 footprint as well as together with applicable roaming partners.”
Implementations will include CCTV with HD streaming, infotainment systems in cars and connected advertisements. These kinds of services demand increased speeds, a more stable data connection and much shorter response times, which is empowered by 4G LTE.
The benefits of 4G LTE are now enabled in the Tele2 M2M control centre, which is managed by Jasper.
“Tele2’s launch of 4G LTE illustrates its commitment to the IoT market,” said Cindy Patterson, chief customer officer at Jasper. “This helps ensure that the Tele2 control centre can continue to provide enterprises with the highest performance IoT services.”
Benefits for M2M users include speeds up to 50Mbit/s, more stable data connections, shorter response times when compared with 2Gand 3G, enabling usage for fast moving devices, streaming and multicasting, and better coverage through a wider range of spectrum.