T-Mobile and Sierra Wireless have announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that is expected to lead to a joint solution offerings for the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications market.
The companies share the view that along the M2M value chain, alliances between key players will prove necessary in order to satisfy customer needs. Both companies also see the need for simplified and predefined M2M solution offerings in order to accelerate customer adoption. The objective of signing the MOU is to create a framework for the joint development of such predefined solutions for the M2M market.
The areas of co-operation identified by the MOU are product development, marketing, sales and deployment of M2M solutions and related services. The objectives of the co-operation include:
* to develop a shared M2M market sub-segmentation
* to identify target customers, with particular focus on the automotive, fleet, navigation, utility and security markets
* to develop a joint M2M solution offering
* to assess the possibility to ship Sierra Wireless products with pre-loaded T-Mobile subscriptions.
The co-operation targets the European market, with initial focus on Germany.
Source: Sierra Wireless.