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Indonesia’s Telkomsel joins Jasper’s M2M platform

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Indonesian operator Telkomsel has joined the M2M platform of Jasper Wireless.

In July 2012, seven mobile operators across the world — KPN, NTT Docomo, Rogers, SingTel, Telefónica, Telstra and Vimpelcom —teamed up to create an alliance to collaborate in the M2M space. They have since been joined by AT&T, América Móvil and Etisalat.

The collaboration aims to develop a global product featuring a unique SIM, united web interface and centralised management of status and usage of M2M devices globally, via Jasper Wireless’s Control Centre.

“This means that if you’ve got an enterprise customer in one part of the world using a carrier that uses the Jasper platform, then should that company wish to deploy that other region in the world, all it needs to do is find another carrier using the same platform. Then it will instantly be able to manage its devices across both markets,” Jamie Moss, senior analyst in the mobile content and applications division of Informa Telecoms & Media said at the time. “It would mean that carriers in the other markets have customers coming to them, simply because they use the Jasper platform.”

The firms said operators will agree on standards and technologies to use in the M2M space and expect to offer better value propositions to connected device manufacturers in different markets and geographies. Jasper said that its cloud-hosted platform enables enterprise customers to deploy and globally scale their M2M services rapidly, giving centralised visibility and control.

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“Our economy is becoming increasingly global and connected,” said Alfian Manullang, general manager, business development at Telkomsel. “Enabling businesses in Indonesia to manage devices around the world from a single platform provides very exciting opportunities.  We’re seeing robust development and innovation in telecommunications technology and businesses are inspired by the M2M opportunity.  By working with IoT leader Jasper Wireless, Telkomsel can meet customers’ demand for easy integration, efficient operations and secure real-time access to information across an internationally-scalable network of connected devices.”

According to Jasper Wireless, the application of M2M out of Indonesia will especially benefit the retail, consumer electronics, automotive telematics, utilities and healthcare sectors.  To date, Telkomsel’s M2M service has served more than one million customers but the operator expects this figure to grow as more Indonesians adopt a “digital lifestyle”.


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