TeliaSonera deploys Ericsson’s M2M platform

TeliaSonera deploys Ericsson’s M2M platform

Nordic carrier TeliaSonera is implementing Ericsson’s M2M platform as part of an increasing focus on M2M communications solutions.

Through the agreement Ericsson will deliver its Device Connection Platform as a service to TeliaSonera’s Global M2M arm.

The platform will mainly be used to deploy and manage connectivity for M2M solutions for the Nordic and Baltic markets.

The platform is designed to enable the deployment and management of large volumes of mobile subscriptions on an industrial scale. This is claimed to enable more efficient delivery of connectivity and improved cost efficiency for M2M solutions.

“The new platform strengthens our overall M2M offering in the Nordic and Baltic markets, that also include a rich ecosystem of partners, a strong mobile network across the region and dedicated resources to customer support to ensure a high level of customer service, all of which are essential to the commercial deployment of business-critical M2M solutions”, said Hans Dahlberg, head of TeliaSonera Global M2M Services.

TeliaSonera estimated that there will be more than one billion connected devices in the Nordics and Baltics by 2020, of which 100 million will be connected to mobile networks.

By partnering with Ericsson the carrier hopes to take advantage of the fast growing M2M market, which is projected to achieve double digit growth in the coming years.

"With this new contract we continue to build our global footprint as a leading vendor of M2M solutions. Together, TeliaSonera and Ericsson are introducing an industry-agnostic, large-scale M2M solution to the Nordic and Baltic markets, allowing TeliaSonera to take advantage of new revenue streams and grow flexibly according to demand from its partners and customers,” said Robert Puskaric, head of region, northern Europe & central Asia at Ericsson.

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