MWC 2013: Jasper Wireless partners with Mobily in Saudi Arabia and Optus Business in Australia for M2M

The addition of further mobile operators adds to the growing list of carriers using Jasper’s cloud-based machine-to-machine platform for a wide range of applications

MWC 2013: Jasper Wireless partners with Mobily in Saudi Arabia and Optus Business in Australia for M2M

Machine-to-machine (M2M) platform provider Jasper Wireless has secured deals with Saudi Arabian mobile operator Mobily and Optus Business in Australia, the company announced at Mobile World Congress 2013.

Mobily deal

The Mobily deal will see Jasper Wireless providing its cloud-based M2M platform to wirelessly connect machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer electronics devices in Saudi Arabia. Mobily is the second largest telecommunications provider in Saudi Arabia and is a part owned by UAE mobile operator Etisalat.

Jasper Wireless will provide Mobily with the necessary applications and services to profitably connect and manage a range of embedded wireless devices across myriad verticals including automotive telematics and infotainment, consumer electronics, smart metering and building automation. 

Cindy Patterson, chief revenue officer, Jasper Wireless, noted:  ‘Automotive OEMs are crystalizing their connected vehicle strategies in 2013 and will be seeking the mobile operator partner that can serve and enhance their distribution with a connected devices platform that easily scales. The partnership provides Mobily with the necessary applications and services to accelerate its offerings profitably into existing and emerging connected devices market sectors.’

‘Jasper’s cloud-based model will enable us to accelerate time-to-market with new agile services, as well as give us full visibility and intelligent control of how devices are connecting to and using the network,’ said Dr. Marwan Al Ahmadi, chief business officer at Mobily. ‘Through automating operational processes, the Jasper platform will enable us to streamline activities, reduce total cost of ownership and provide excellent customer support.’

Jasper Wireless has developed the applications and services that support highly flexible business models as well as the automation of operational processes, including custom device provisioning, instant activation, real-time diagnostic tools and detailed billing and usage reports, ensuring a superior out-of-box end-user experience.

Optus Business deal

In Australia, integrated communications provider Optus Business, part of the SingTel Group, has adopted the Jasper platform to wirelessly connect machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer electronics devices.

The Jasper Wireless platform will provide Optus Business with the applications and services necessary to deliver new categories of connected devices on its network , as well as connect and manage a range of embedded wireless devices in areas such as telematics, consumer electronics and m-health.

‘M2M communications come into their own in remote or scarcely populated environments. Australia is a vast area and so delivering communications brings with it a whole host of unique challenges,’ Patterson.

‘The partnership provides Optus Business with the applications and services necessary to accelerate market entry of new categories of connected devices and profitably connect and manage a range of embedded wireless devices.’

‘The Jasper platform provides powerful intelligence with a live view of how devices are connecting to and using the network. By automating operational processes, it will enable us to streamline M2M deployments, reduce total cost of ownership and provide excellent customer experience,’ said Phil Offer, vice president of mobility and convergence, Optus Business. ‘With SingTel and Optus now using Jasper Wireless as our common M2M platform, we can deliver regional M2M services to business customers.’

Jasper Wireless

Jasper Wireless has developed the applications and services that support highly flexible business models as well as the automation of operational processes, including custom device provisioning, instant activation, real-time diagnostic tools and detailed billing and usage reports, ensuring a superior out-of-box end-user experience.

Optus Business joins a growing list of other Jasper Wireless operator partners including AT&T, América Móvil, NTT DOCOMO, Telefónica, VimpelCom, KPN, SingTel, Rogers, CSL and more. The alliance of mobile operators working with Jasper across the world, means enterprises signed up to any of the alliance members can roam at local rates if their M2M devices travel across borders.

Written by Wireless magazine
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