M1 launches corporate M2M platform
Singaporean operator M1 has launched an M2M platform for corporate customers to enable them to access, track and manage their connected devices.
The company has partnered with multiple technology providers, including Aerolion Technologies, Napier Healthcare Solutions, Quantum Inventions and Parametric Technology to bring customised services to meet the needs of Singapore’s transport, retail, healthcare and security industries.
M1’s customers are said to be able to set and change business rules, perform device troubleshooting and obtain detailed reporting of M2M activities from any authorised computer or mobile phone.
“Much has been made of the benefits of M2M and the internet of things,” said Willis Sim, chief product development & corporate solutions officer at M1. “To make it even easier for our customers to leverage on M2M technology, we engaged them to understand their needs, and worked with our partners to develop and offer effective solutions that improve our customers’ productivity, lower their costs and help them tap on new market opportunities.”
Connected devices are expected to increase from 10 billion to as many as 30 billion devices by 2020, across homes, offices and public spaces globally, according to McKinsey & Company.