Telefonica sets up international M2M unit
Published on: 16th Dec 2009
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Telefonica has set up a new unit responsible of supporting its Machine to Machine business clients in all markets where the company operates. The M2M Global Unit is backed by a multinational and multidisciplinary team, dedicated exclusively to defining, implementing and supporting global clients as well as deploying these services.
In establishing the M2M Global Unit, Telefonica has taken another step forward in leading this fast-growing market sector, which Gartner Research estimates will see to a base of 200 million cellular modules by 2012.
The newly created M2M Unit functionally directly reports to the Telefonica Global Product and Services Unit and includes more than 100 staff .
Telefonica´s Global M2M product is the first integrated end-to-end solution in the market which offers corporate clients a turnkey solution, not limited to mobile technology (SMS, GPRS or UMTS). Global M2M can be supported by ADSL or complementary networks such as Zigbee, UWB, Satellite, RFID or NFC, offering tailor-made global and local Value Added Services to any client anywhere..
Telefonica has also developed a testing laboratory for the use of its corporate clients, so they can bring pilot projects and test new functionalities, applications and new handsets.