BARCELONA, Spain - Jasper Wireless has signed up two more operators to its cloud-based machine-to-machine (M2M) platform at the Mobile World Congress trade show. It also revealed it has added two new features to Jasper Platform to increase flexibility for operators and enterprises looking to develop their connected service portfolios.
Post Luxembourg Group and Telenor Connexion have each entered into a strategic partnership with Jasper Wireless for the development of mobile Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M services, such as connected cars.
The Luxembourg-based telecoms service provider said it is partnering with Jasper to enable it to offer more support for its international and local enterprise customers as they roll out connected services.
Telenor Connexion, meanwhile, is looking to enrich its existing portfolio of connected services targeted at enterprises making the transition to connected businesses.
"As our global customer base grows, so we are always looking for new ways to help our enterprise customers realise the value in connected services. Our existing global quality of service and managed connectivity offering is now complemented by the benefits of the Jasper platform," said Per Simonsen, CEO of Telenor Connexion. "Telenor was one of the first operators in the world to strategically target the M2M market," Simonsen added.
Jasper Wireless also unveiled two enhancements to its platform: Jasper Alliance Manager, a new IoT and M2M software module that enables mobile operators to form alliances with any other operator; and Jasper Global SIM, which allows enterprises to manage a single embedded SIM by remotely provisioning and managing mobile operator profiles and policies for that SIM anywhere in the world.
Jasper Wireless noted that the IoT and M2M market is seeing continued significant growth, with industries such as the Connected Car forecast globally to be worth €39 billion by 2018, up from €13 billion in 2012, according to automotive research firm SBD. To date, over 2,500 enterprises have standardised on the Jasper platform across 15 mobile operator groups worldwide.
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