Deutsche Telekom touts M2M developer kit, signs deal with Intel

Germany's largest mobile operator, Deutsche Telekom (DT), is offering developers an machine-to-machine development kit to simplify and accelerate their application timescales. To help further, DT is including within its kit a number of product-ready devices and a complete suite of developer tools.

In a sign of the company's efforts to open up the M2M sector, DT also unveiled an agreement with Intel that will see the two firms collaborate on M2M technologies based on the silicon vendor's Atom processor. Intel is also planning to provide assistance to developers on M2M standards and how they can add wireless capabilities, such as 3G, Wi-Fi or Zigbee, to their designs.

Commenting on the release of its M2M developer kit, Jürgen Hase, vice president of DT's M2M competence centre, said in a statement that this move reinforces the company's long-term commitment to the growth of M2M. "This will support them to explore the segment with Deutsche Telekom's assets, and to enable them to succeed in the new 'Internet-of-things' world."

Kevin Johnson, director of Intel's connected devices communications group, said in a statement: "The combination of the new M2M Toolkit based on the Intel Atom processor with Deutsche Telekom's network and connectivity services enables a faster rate of innovation and time to market for M2M solutions."

For more:
- see this Financial article
- see this Telecom Paper article (sub. req.)

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