Global cooperation around M2M expands into Asia and North America

Today GMA is announcing the participation of SoftBank Mobile and Bell Mobility

When companies offer connected products and services like cars they need to work across borders. If something happens companies want to be able to provide support for those products and services. To help companies deploy and effectively manage M2M solutions and innovations across markets, TeliaSonera, Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Telecom Italia formed the Global M2M Association (GMA), a global cooperation in the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) sector. Today GMA is announcing the participation of SoftBank Mobile and Bell Mobility, which means the cooperation is now expanding into Asia and North America.
 
In GMA we work with important questions like a 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.

The participation of these operators is evidence that M2M is growing across the globe. This is what Hiroshi Akabori, Vice President at SoftBank Mobile and SoftBank Telecom had to say about participating in GMA: "We see demand for M2M solutions dramatically increasing as our customers in a variety of industries expand their services worldwide. 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."

More information from the Global M2M Association