Vodafone launches M2M platform in Ghana

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Vodafone announced the launch of its "Machine-to-Machine" (M2M) platform in Ghana, in a move that the operator said would help to revolutionise the productivity of industry in the country.

The telco giant is trying to leverage its expertise in M2M to make the country's services sector more efficient.

"Our reputation in this new technological frontier is unmatched across the world and we are excited to be finally deploying it in Ghana," said Haris Broumidis, chief executive of Vodafone Ghana as quoted in Modern Ghana. "Vodafone views Ghana as a very important market for our continuous success as a company and M2M is one avenue to continue our success story," he said. "The world of work as we know it in Ghana will never be the same again."

Angela Mensah-Poku, head of Vodafone Business Solutions (VBS), said the Ghana launch is the "start of a revolution that would certainly help companies in the country move to the next level of performance and make them more results-oriented."

Vodafone sees M2M "as a paradigm shift in making our customers even more comfortable with their activities," she added.

The impact of M2M deployment is transforming both economic development and work around the globe. Vodafone has about 21 million M2M sites connected through various devices globally. Earlier this year, Vodafone Group was named as the best M2M service provider in the world in an independent study by Analysys Mason.

In Ghana, Vodafone's M2M capabilities cover health, logistics, banking, utilities and security. The companies who are participating use Vodafone's SIM cards to connect devices and manage them centrally.

Vodafone also believes that this technology can help large companies reduce their environmental footprint.

For more:
- see this Modern Ghana article
- see this Vodafone presentation

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