SoftBank Mobile and Bell Mobility Joins Global M2M Association

The Global M2M Association (GMA), a cooperation in the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) sector established by Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telecom Italia and TeliaSonera has announced the participation of SoftBank Mobile and Bell Mobility in the cooperation.

The collaboration of six leading operators in Europe, Asia and North America within the framework of the GMA enables the seamless delivery of advanced M2M services, allowing customers to deploy and effectively manage M2M solutions and innovations across the globe.

The GMA is strongly committed to providing customers with tangible business benefits such as seamless customer experience, enhanced M2M roaming services and optimized interoperability across borders through unified incident management processes, harmonized modules testing and certification procedures, which enable quicker and improved integration into customer machines and devices.

In addition, all of the GMA’s participating companies are firmly focused on further developing partnerships, enabling unsurpassed M2M solutions and providing customers with simplified services and faster go-to-market opportunities across a number of key vertical segments including automotive, vehicle telematics, healthcare, and consumer electronics.

“We see demand for M2M solutions dramatically increasing as our customers in a variety of industries expand their services worldwide,” said Hiroshi Akabori, vice president, SoftBank Mobile and SoftBank Telecom.

“We are extremely proud to now take part in the GMA’s efforts to further enhance and streamline M2M services for customers across the globe,” added Akabori.

“Bell is pleased to be the first Canadian wireless provider within the GMA, significantly expanding our footprint in markets around the world,” said Nauby Jacob, vice president, Products, Services and Content, Bell Mobility.

“By partnering with the GMA, we are able to offer Canadian business access to international best practices, service and support, improving the management of their M2M deployments worldwide.”

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