Tele2 and NetComm Wireless form M2M partnership

July 04, 2014 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Tele2 AB and NetComm Wireless Limited have entered into a strategic partnership to create new Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Internet of Things (IoT) opportunities for vertical markets. target areas include industrial automation, security, smart cities and healthcare.

The alliance forms part of a broader collaboration between leading M2M/IoT ecosystem partners selected by Tele2 and NetComm Wireless to provide end-to-end systems easily applied to a broad range of M2M/IoT applications across key industry sectors.

M2M/IoT devices from NetComm Wireless provide the network connection and remote management components, enhancing operational and cost efficiencies by allowing businesses to monitor and control mission-critical equipment and valuable assets over the Tele2 network.

Rami Avidan, Head of Tele2 M2M Global Solutions, comments: "Tele2 set out to build partnerships that make it simple and viable for business customers to deploy M2M/IoT across their entire organisation and we look forward to working with NetComm Wireless to deliver the seamless connection, customization and control capabilities needed to achieve this objective."

David Stewart, CEO and Managing Director at NetComm Wireless, comments: "The European wireless M2M/IoT market is experiencing solid growth and we are pleased to partner with Tele2 to satisfy the strong demand that we have seen coming from a wide range of industries acrossEurope and globally."

NetComm Wireless' industrial-grade 3G/4G M2M devices feature a Software Development Kit (SDK) for flexible customization and are equipped with industry standard protocols for remote device management capabilities so business customers can troubleshoot, upgrade firmware and rollout new applications via the Tele2 network in real time.

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