Vodafone New Zealand Activates Millionth M2M Connection
Published on: 28th Apr 2014
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With the recent signing of a five year global agreement with New Zealand based International Telematics Limited (ITL), Vodafone New Zealand says that it has reached over one million Machine to Machine (M2M) connections.
As part of the contract signed last week, Vodafone will use its global platform to provide services in markets where International Telematics is established, including Australia and North America.
International Telematics uses M2M technology to provide asset location monitoring and security, driver behaviour reports and environmental impact assessments. They are one of only two providers in New Zealand that are NZTA-approved to collect electronic road-user charges.
Global CEO of International Telematics, Guy Colglazier, was in New Zealand for the signing.
"In the past, it has been very difficult to penetrate a new international market. Vodafone's reliable network will help us remove the traditional barriers for expansion offshore," Guy explains. "Now, with Vodafone's global M2M platform, we can ship our product straight from our warehouse and know that whether the box is opened in Adelaide or Albuquerque, it's going to work in the same way without any adjustments."
Tony Bacon, Head of M2M at Vodafone New Zealand, added that the global M2M platform removes the complexity for businesses expanding internationally.