Telefonica Sings Up 250 Partners to M2M Programme
Published on: 28th Jul 2014
Telef nica says that over 250 partners have now joined its M2M Global Partner Programme, exceeding the Programme's target of "250 partners by the end of 2014" six months ahead of schedule. This partner milestone comes just six months after the Programme expanded outside of the USA to Europe.
Since February, 170 new partners - which includes device manufacturers, solution providers and distributors from Europe and the US - have joined the Programme with expansion into other markets expected this year.
The company said that interest in the Programme continues to grow with 100 additional companies close to joining as M2M partners.
It is estimated that there will be up to 20 billion objects connected by 2020 according to the GSMA. By comparison in 2004 only 92 million devices were connected worldwide.