Deutsche Telekom launches marketplace for M2M solutions
Deutsche Telekom develops M2M growth market with partners / www.telekom.com/m2m "partner" promotes development of new solutions / Machine-to-Machine applications now marketable worldwide
"Our partner platform follows the creation of the international M2M Competence Center and the international M2M Service Alliance as another milestone in the implementation of our strategy for the growth market of machine-to-machine communication," said Rainer Deutschmann, Senior Vice President of Core Business Products at Deutsche Telekom. "We are creating an M2M marketplace between our constantly expanding global partner network and our customers, who can find solutions for their specific usage scenarios here."
The Deutsche Telekom M2M portal launches with solutions from 40 partners and 16 countries (Germany, France, Italy, the UK, Poland, Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Israel, the U.S., Canada, Belarus, China, India, Taiwan). They show a wide range of solutions from the nine areas of application of the Telekom M2M Competence Center, namely energy, vehicle telematics, healthcare, retail & commerce, industrial automation, public sector, security, transport and logistics, and consumer electronics. A solution finder allows users to search for partner solutions by country or area of application, as well as by using keywords. In cooperation with partners, the Competence Center has already provided M2M developer kits for users, for example with Intel, Telit, Criterion and Sierra Wireless.
Deutsche Telekom established the M2M Competence Center in February 2010 in order to offer applications of this technology to customers worldwide.
Telekom Deutschland GmbH
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies with around 128 million mobile customers, 35 million fixed-network lines and almost 17 million broadband lines (as of June 30, 2011). The Group provides fixed-network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for business and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has approximately 241,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 62.4 billion in the 2010 financial year - more than half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2010).
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