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Asia Pacific Mobile Operators Form Region's Largest M2M Alliance

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Eleven Asia Pacific mobile operators under Bridge Alliance have formed the region's largest Machine to Machine (M2M) alliance today, offering a 'one stop shop' service for M2M deployment across the region.

Together, the group serves a combined base of over 570 million subscribers, making it the largest M2M alliance in the region.

Bridge M2M Alliance aims to eliminate the complexity of dealing with multiple operators by offering seamless delivery of regional M2M services across geographical borders. The Alliance will also improve customers' service experience through enhanced interoperability, service levels and customer support.

Alessandro Adriani, CEO of Bridge Alliance, noted that: "Asia is made up of highly varied economies, uneven technological development and diversified regulatory requirements. As a result, multinational businesses find it extremely difficult to navigate the intricacies of the region and to fully capitalise on economies of scale. The evolution of Bridge Alliance in the M2M business is an indication of the commitment from the 11 operators to overcome these challenges for the success of customers' businesses."

The Bridge M2M Alliance comprises of Airtel (India), AIS (Thailand), CSL (Hong Kong), Maxis (Malaysia), MobiFone (Vietnam), Optus (Australia), SingTel (Singapore), SK Telecom (South Korea), Taiwan Mobile (Taiwan),  Globe Telecom (Philippines) and Telkomsel (Indonesia).

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