Thursday, February 2, 2012

Swisscom to Leverage Ericsson's M2M

Swisscom will begin offering commercial machine-to-machine (M2M) services based on Ericsson's Device Connection Platform, which allows for cost-efficient management of a large number of connected devices and machines. The first trials will start in February 2012. The commercial introduction of services is scheduled for the summer 2012.

Swisscom already has several hundred thousand machines connected in Switzerland and the company predicts an addressable market of up to 100 million connected devices and machines in Switzerland alone in the coming years.

Urs Schaeppi, Head of Swisscom Corporate Business Unit, says: "We are entering this partnership - in which Ericsson supports us not only with its M2M connectivity platform, but also with its extensive experience of the worldwide M2M market - with the clear ambition not only to be first in an emerging market, but also to provide our customers with the kind of superior offering they are used to from us. Our ambition is to provide enterprise customers with a scalable, easy-to-configure-and-maintain, telecom-grade solution that helps them to leverage the full potential of their M2M connectivity and gain a competitive advantage."

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