Telefónica has revealed that its SmartM2M platform is now being used by more than 500 global enterprises.
In total, the operator claimed it is managing over 10 million connections worldwide, making its Smart M2M solution a “market leader”.
The platform, developed by the operator’s Business Solutions arm M2M Telefónica, provides organisations with real time consumption monitoring, supervision and global tracking.
Susana Romo, Point Of Sale Networks Chief at Mastercard, said: “[Telefónica’s] Smart M2M solution is used to provide connectivity for our POS using GPRS in the national market (Peru). It has delivered improved coverage and quality for our business whilst enabling a better on-line POS transaction process, all underpinned by the multi-carrier solution that Telefónica offers”.
Telefónica has been steadily expanding its M2M portfolio as well as extending the reach of its M2M Partner Programme. In 2014, the operator saw corporate M2M revenues rise 41 percent to €183 million after the number of M2M accesses grew by 16 percent.
Last November, Telefónica announced a partnership with telematics company Geotab to develop a plug and play fleet management solution for Europe.
This followed news in September that Telefónica’s German subsidiary had launched a solution for enterprises offering track and trace, geofencing, access control, driver identification and theft protection capabilities.
Telefónica’s M2M Partner Programme has now been opened up to Europe and Latin America since being launched in June 2013.
Telefónica said: “M2M Telefonica’s capabilities allow its customers not just to have the best connectivity but also an end-to-end management and the comprehensive control needed to achieve world-leading, reliable and secure m2m communications between machines."