Telit, Allianz Telematics and Telenor Connexion join forces to optimize IoT performance
The Internet of Things (IoT) is truly coming of age with more than 50 billion devices expected to be connected by 2020. One of the challenges facing the Internet of Things is the possibility that a vast number of connected devices could overwhelm the data-carrying capacity of mobile networks.
To ensure that mobile networks can efficiently accommodate the increased number of connected devices and services resulting from the rapid growth of IoT, GSMA has released the "IoT Device Connection Efficiency Guidelines" detailing how to make IoT devices data-efficient.
Telit, a leading global provider of high-quality modules and services to interconnect devices, Allianz Telematics, company of the Allianz Group specialised in the development of telematics products and services for the automotive and info-mobility markets, and Telenor Connexion, a leading enabler of connected business solutions, today announced their cooperation to ensure optimal performance of IoT devices and applications.
The three companies collaborated to implement a solution verified in Ericsson's Radio Testing Laboratory, the first independent testing facility to work with the new Guidelines since their release on the 13th of October, 2014.
This implementation of the so-called 'Network Friendly Mode' ensures optimal behaviour of the devices and will ultimately help accelerate IoT growth. Allianz Telematics' adoption of the IoT Connection Efficiency Guidelines in their Usage Base Insurance (UBI) solution will deliver future-proof product and a better overall customer experience.
"Allianz Telematics is committed to provide the best customer experience and has broken new ground with Telit and Telenor Connexion in implementing GSMA's 'IoT Connection Efficiency Guidelines' in its Telematics products. Taking a leading role in driving the best reliability and efficiency for our products is essential in our industry and we are very pleased to be at the forefront of adopting the best industry practices to ensure we have robust and reliable offering for our customers", says Jacques Amselem, CEO of Allianz Telematics SpA and Head of Global Telematics at Allianz Managed Operations & Services SE.
"We have been thrilled to work with Telit and Allianz Telematics to implement and verify GSMA's 'IoT Connection Efficiency Guidelines'. Telit has worked expeditiously to support the GSMA guidelines. Allianz Telematics has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering a reliable and resilient user experience to their customers in leading the adoption of these guidelines," says Stephen Bryant, CTO of Telenor Connexion.
"Telit is proud to have worked with Telenor and Allianz in the definition, design and implementation of the Network Friendly Mode algorithm for the GE865. Using few new AT commands the NFM functionality is fully configurable to satisfy the requirements of the end customer and of the MNO," says Felix Marchal, Chief Product Officer at Telit Wireless Solutions. "The experience we gained building the Allianz implementation will be reused to integrate this feature into other products. We are confident that this feature is critical to the future growth of the M2M/IoT market."
"Ericsson helped to develop the GSMA IoT Connection Efficiency Guidelines and our Device Experience Labs - part of the Ericsson Device and Application Verification service - have devised testing methodologies to validate cellular radio modules and IoT solutions against them. We have now validated two cellular radio modules against the guidelines and we believe this testing will not only serve to improve IoT devices and solutions, but also to secure and future-proof operator networks. We see adherence to the guidelines as an essential enabler for our vision of 50 billion connected devices, and we are here to help," says Paolo Colella, Head of Consulting & Systems Integration at Ericsson.
Telit Wireless Solutions (AIM: TCM listed as Telit Communications PLC), is the global leader in Internet of Things (IoT) enablement. The unique Telit combination of products and services feed data directly into apps and/or business IT systems to deliver real-time intelligence to businesses across multiple industries. The Telit ONE STOP. ONE SHOP. offering reduces cost, time to market and risk associated with the adoption of IoT solutions by delivering a broad portfolio including 2G, 3G, 4G; automotive- and industrial-grade cellular modules; short-range wireless modules; positioning (GPS/GNSS) receivers, and related cloud and connectivity services. Visit www.telit.com for more information.
About Allianz Telematics
Allianz Telematics SpA is an Italian company belonging to the Allianz Group, global leader in the provision of financial services in the insurance and asset management sectors with more than 83 million customers in more than 70 countries and 148.000 employees worldwide. Allianz Telematics SpA has been created in 2011 in Triest (Italy) todevelop telematics products and services for the automotive and info-mobility markets.Allianz telematics offers its services to Allianz Italy and to other Group entities worldwide. More information at www.allianz.com/en/index.html
Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, businesses and societies to fulfil their potential and create a more sustainable future. Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud - are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities. With more than 110,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions - and our customers - stay in front. Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2013 were SEK 227.4 billion (USD 34.9 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.
Telenor Connexion AB
At Telenor Connexion we design and operate connected business solutions. Building on more than 15 years of experience, a strong solutions portfolio and our collaborative approach, we make it easy to realize the value of connected services.Together with companies such as Volvo, Nissan, Scania, Hitachi, Securitas Direct and Telcare we have designed smart and innovative connected solutions deployed across the globe. We support our customers throughout their entire product lifecycle - from solution design to operations and future development. By partnering with Telenor Connexion you are ensured a reliable and secure end-to-end solution that can evolve over time. Our headquarters and tech centre are located in Sweden and we have regional offices in UK, Germany, France, US and Japan. Telenor Connexion is wholly owned by Telenor Group, one of the world's major mobile operators. For more information please visit www.telenorconnexion.com
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