Having selected Jasper Wireless to help establish an M2M control centre, Telefónica has confirmed it will be ready to offer tailored services to its enterprise customers when it goes live on January 1, 2011.
The telco said that its new control centre would allow M2M enterprise customers and device makers to connect and manage embedded mobile devices, with the aim of advancing their design and market introduction.
Commenting on the new facility, Carlos Morales, Telefónica's global director for M2M operations, said that connected devices were the future of consumer and industrial electronics. "Telefónica is ready to offer tailored services to its enterprise customers, including flexible business models, real-time monitoring and diagnostics and enhanced customer support."
Jasper Wireless said that the collaboration would help accelerate the launch of a new generation of connected consumer devices, including PNDs, e-Readers, digital photo frames, cameras and gaming. "Additionally, it will bring automation and advanced control features to enterprise applications in sectors such as automotive, smart grid, tracking, security and mobile healthcare," said Jasper's founder and CEO, Jahangir Mohammed.
"Mobile operators worldwide are looking to capitalise on the demand for connected consumer and enterprise devices. Combining its network and Jasper's platform, Telefónica is able to simplify connectivity and management processes, enabling a rapid introduction of embedded mobile devices to the market," added Mohammed.
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