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Telefónica and Avea to cooperate globally in M2M business

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Telef nica, through its Telef nica Digital unit, and the Turkish mobile operator Avea have signed an agreement through which the two companies will develop business opportunities in the M2M (machine to machine) sector.

The alliance covers technological cooperation, as well as the development of joint commercial and marketing endeavours.

As regards commercial initiatives, the two companies will unite their efforts to develop joint marketing and market analysis strategies and to offer solutions in different geographical regions through the provision of a single SIM card.

The scope of the agreement also covers the development of services in novel fields such as transportation, smart cities, home automation,energy efficiency, mobile healthcare and industry.

Both operators will cooperate to promote open standards and the interoperability of M2M systems at an international level. This collaboration will also extend to the field of research and development of M2M technologies and to the joint certification of devices.

Mr. Carlos Morales, Director of M2M at Telefónica Digital said on this agreement: "There is a huge potential behind the M2M business. This cooperation with Avea will help us in further developing novel vertical solutions and widen our coverage. Telefónica will gain privilege access to the Turkish market whereas Avea will leverage on Telefónica´s capabilities of network coverage, long experience of providing wireless M2M communication solutions and its leading market position in core UE markets and Latin-america.

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