Earlier this year we reported that Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom-Orange had agreed to work together on machine-to-machine communication in a number of countries. The agreement currently covers France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the UK.
TeliaSonera has now joined the M2M Service Cooperation Agreement between the two companies, adding Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Estonia and Lithuania to the list of countries. It means that M2M roaming services with enhanced service quality will be available across all the countries in the agreement.
Anne-Marie Thiollet, Executive Vice President for Enterprise Line of Business at Orange Business Services, said “With this agreement, now three groups are significantly pushing the boundaries of the M2M ecosystem. Global availability and reliability will spur the commercial adoption of M2M services and will stimulate new innovations. We are happy to welcome TeliaSonera as a member of our partnership and look forward to other carriers joining us in this endeavor; only by working together can we make the great promise of M2M a reality.”