In a bid to provide customers with an end-to-end Machine-to-Machine (M2M) regional capability, 11 mobile operators in Asia recently formed the Bridge M2M Alliance.
Members of the alliance include Airtel, AIS, CSL, Globe Telecom, Maxis, MobiFone, Optus, SingTel, SK Telecom, Taiwan Mobile, and Telkomsel.
The Bridge M2M alliance will offer a seamless delivery of regional M2M services across geographical borders. It will also improve the customer service experience through enhanced interoperability, service levels and customer support.
"As Asia is made up of varied economies, uneven technologies development and diversified regulatory requirements, the alliance will help multinational businesses to overcome these challenges," said Alessandro Adriani, CEO of Bridge Alliance.
According to a press statement, the M2M partnership covers commercial as well as technological cooperation across various industries. This thus enables the development of new business models, creation of new products and services, and reduction in customers' operational costs.
Determined to build an innovative ecosystem, the Bridge M2M Alliance will partner technology players in the M2M value chain such as application developers and module manufacturers.
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