'Multi-Domestic Service' simplifies deployment of global M2M and IoT
solutions with end-to-end multinational connectivity
MONTREAL, Feb. 18, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Global M2M Association (GMA),
a cooperation of six international tier-one operators (Deutsche
Telekom, Orange, TeliaSonera, Telecom Italia Mobile, Bell Canada and
SoftBank) in the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market will showcase its
revolutionary new Multi-Domestic Service at Mobile World Congress 2015.
Jointly implemented by GMA operators, the Multi-Domestic Service is
designed to help global enterprises capitalize on the growth of
connected devices. It is one of the most innovative M2M connectivity
management services on the market and enables global deployment and
management of M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) services predominantly
in the automotive and consumer electronics industries.
Multinational enterprises offering connected products to their global
customer base are faced today with a key challenge: how to provide a
seamless and easy-to-manage localized IoT solution for end-users. The
GMA's Multi-Domestic Service solves this issue by delivering a single
consolidated M2M management platform provided by Ericsson and already
rolled out with TeliaSonera, Orange and Bell Canada, leveraging
GSMA-compliant embedded SIM cards (eUICC) and the subscription
management platform provided by Gemalto.
One platform, One SIM, One experience
The Multi-Domestic Service platform provides real-time connectivity
management so that enterprises can effectively manage, monitor,
troubleshoot and support their connected devices operated globally from
a single source. It also offers powerful administration tools,
including flexible definition of different roles and views, according
to individual needs and business demands. The embedded SIMs and the
subscription management platform allow for easy lifecycle and
connectivity management as they automatically adapt to the status of
the connected products throughout their lifecycle - from manufacturing,
testing, shipping and distribution to the end-user. Furthermore, the
eSIMs will be provisioned with a localized profile and end-user offers
within the GMA footprint, which enables global enterprises to develop
M2M connected devices regardless of location around the world and to
leverage customized end-user offers wherever they are based.
The customer benefits of GMA's Multi-Domestic Service are clear:
Best in class coverage: It is jointly implemented by international tier-one operators with an
unparalleled network footprint and leading LTE deployments, who can
deliver an outstanding service based on high speed network excellence.
New business models: It enables new flexible and on-demand business models and M2M
applications (e.g. InCar Wifi) which enterprises can offer to their
Simplicity: It brings connected products to market quicker by offering one
consistent solution over multiple networks and countries, thus
eliminating the hurdles of fragmented markets with different carriers
and technologies in Europe and worldwide.
Service excellence : It ensures superior and enhanced service quality (e.g. incident
management over multiple operators)
Total cost of ownership: It efficiently provides and manages services across a global footprint.
Future-proof: It is compliant with local regulations and laws, for instance in
countries where permanent roaming is not allowed.
"The Internet of Things presents a number of challenges for enterprises
as they seek to offer a global experience while providing local
flexibility on pricing for connectivity. This is exactly the type of
initiative that we believe will simplify the process of connecting
devices around the world to the benefit of both enterprises and
end-users, ultimately supporting the rapid growth rates that we
anticipate in the IoT market," said Matt Hatton, Founder & CEO at
"For many enterprises the race is on to provide interactive connected
services, underpinning this is the need for a simple solution that
provides connectivity globally. The GMA's Multi-Domestic Service offers
global capability, a flexible management solution which works in
harmony with an enterprise's product lifecycle and critically provides
a low total cost of ownership for connectivity," said Hans Dahlberg,
Head of TeliaSonera Global M2M Services and one of the founding members
of the GMA.
Live demonstration at MWC
MWC attendees can experience a live demonstration of the GMA's
Multi-Domestic Service by visiting:
GSMA Innovation City Area, Hall 3, Stand 3A11&3A31
Ericsson Booth, Hall 2, Stand Z3.B1
Gemalto Booth, Hall 5, Stand 5A80
About the Global M2M Association
Established in February 2011, the Global M2M Association (GMA) is based
on a service cooperation agreement between Deutsche Telekom, Orange,
Telecom Italia and TeliaSonera. This partnership is now extended to
Bell Canada and SoftBank Mobile. Its main focus is to deliver
best-in-class, enhanced and seamless M2M services globally and to
maximize the business benefits of customers. The GMA aspires to help
businesses and organizations to increase the availability of enhanced
M2M solutions and innovations, and make them easier to deploy and
manage all around the world.
Through this partnership, the participating parties are committed to
offer customers enhanced quality of service, M2M roaming services and
interoperability across a global footprint, by bringing together their
technical and innovation capabilities. This unified and cohesive
approach will enable to improve the incident and troubleshooting
procedures and harmonize module standards through joint testing and
For more information, please visit www.globalm2massociation.com.
About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated
telecommunications companies with over 142 million mobile customers, 31
million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines
(as of December 31, 2013). The Group provides fixed network, mobile
communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers
and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers.
Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has
approximately 229,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues
of EUR 60,1 billion in the 2013 financial year - more than half of it
Further information for journalists at: www.telekom.com/media
Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with
sales of 39 billion euros in 2014 and 156,000 employees worldwide at 31
December 2014, including 99 400 employees in France. Present in 29
countries, the Group has a total customer base of 244 million customers
worldwide at 31 December 2014, including 185 million mobile customers
and 16 million fixed broadband customers. Orange is also a leading
provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational
companies, under the brand Orange Business Services.
Orange is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New
York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).
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Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this
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About Telecom Italia Group
With 30.4 million mobile lines, 7 million broadband accesses, over 12
million connections to the fixed network in Italy and 115.2 million km
of copper lines and 7.4 million km of optical fiber lines in Italy (at
September 2014), Telecom Italia is Italy's main ICT group. Attention
towards the needs of its customers and technological innovation are the
Group's hallmarks. Abroad the Group's focus is on South America: in
Brazil, where TIM Brasil with 74.8 million mobile lines and a 26.9%
market share is the second player in the country and the first mobile
operator to be present in all Brazilian states; and in Argentina and
Paraguay, providing fixed and mobile telephony services and internet
through Telecom Argentina group, a mayor leading Telco
operator. Further information: www.telecomitalia.com.
TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services in
the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia,
including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain. TeliaSonera helps people and
companies communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally
friendly way. Our ambition is to be number one or two in all our
markets, providing the best customer experience, high quality networks
and cost efficient operations. TeliaSonera is also a leading wholesale
provider who owns and operate one of the world's most extensive fiber
backbones. In 2013, net sales amounted to SEK 101.7 billion, EBITDA to
SEK 35.6 billion and earnings per share to SEK 3.46. The TeliaSonera
share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read
more at www.teliasonera.com
About the SoftBank Group
The SoftBank Group comprises SoftBank Corp. (TYO:9984) and its
subsidiaries and associates that offer a comprehensive range of
advanced mobile communications, fixed-line communications and Internet
services around the world. With Sprint joining in July 2013, the
SoftBank Group became a leading global carrier that now has over 100
million subscribers. Maximizing synergies across its Group companies
worldwide, SoftBank aspires to realize lifestyle innovation through IT.
The SoftBank Group is also encouraging the adoption of clean and safe
energy through its business activities. To learn more, please visit http://www.softbank.jp/en/corp/
About Bell Canada
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and
business customers with wireless, TV, Internet, home phone and business
communications services. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia
company with leading assets in television, radio, out of home, and
digital media. Bell is wholly owned by Montréal's BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE:
BCE). For more information, please visit Bell.ca.
The Bell Let's Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with
national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns, like the recent Clara's
Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk and Bell Let's Talk Day, and significant
Bell funding of community care and access, research, and workplace
programs. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.
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