Telstra introduces self-service M2M platform

Australian operator Telstra has introduced a web-based self-service platform that allows organizations to manage M2M products themselves.

Through its exclusive, multi-year agreement with Jasper Wireless, Telstra is offering the Telstra Wireless M2M Control Centre that enables customers to connect and administer M2M services themselves. The platform is expected to go beyond business M2M applications such as electronic metering and remote operations but also accelerate the market entry for connected consumer devices, such as e-readers, noted Mike Cihra, director of Telstra's M2M Practice and Partners.

"We see a significant opportunity that is growing over the next couple of years, including the usual suspect such as transport, logistics, point of sale but we're also seeing new types of businesses such as consumer electronics, vending and digital signage," Cihra told

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