Kore announces Global M2M wireless, satellite services

Updated Mar 25, 2011

Kore Telematics, a global wireless services provider specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, announced the global expansion of its M2M network services featuring enhanced cellular data network services complemented by global satellite delivery for connected devices. Through relationships with multinational cellular and satellite partners, Vodafone Group and Iridium Communications Inc., Kore M2M network services now are available in more than 170 countries, with a single point for billing, support, logistics and relationship management.

Kore says that in addition to ubiquitous availability across North America, its global services now include natively provisioned M2M connectivity with zoned tariffs covering Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia, the Middle East and Latin America. Kore says Global Connect provides optimal service delivery marrying the advantages of central control yet delivering localized rating and service management; a single SIM can be activated and provisioned from virtually any location. Kore says it provides Tier-1 in-country network connectivity with optimized GSM, CDMA and satellite services for reliable and affordable coverage around the world.

“The global adoption of M2M applications requires uninterrupted, reliable data communications regardless of geographic location,” says Alex Brisbourne, president and chief operating officer of Kore Telematics. “Kore now makes this global connectivity simple and cost-effective. Whether tracking cargo or receiving critical medical data from a traveling patient, our application partners and their customers will benefit from ubiquitous wireless coverage around the world where and when they need it. Kore continues to build on its powerful M2M communications platform, empowering organizations with a single interface for monitoring and managing connected devices across the globe.”

Kore says the global network supports IP data communications, SMS and “short burst data” satellite network services. When coupled with the PRiSMPro network and business management platform, Kore says it provides a single view and centralized management capabilities of all devices throughout the world, with the ability to manage inventory, provisioning, activation/deactivation, rate plans, technical support and much more from this single high-availability service platform.

According to Kore, making this into a seamless service delivery has meant intensive development with existing, and new, carrier partners, including Vodafone Group and Iridium. “Multinational companies are looking for simple and efficient ways of rolling out and managing their M2M deployments,” says Erik Brenneis, head of M2M services for Vodafone. “The Kore solution is well placed to deliver an excellent customer experience through Vodafone’s high-performance international networks.”

“This new Kore solution simplifies the creation of M2M applications by bringing together the best of the terrestrial and satellite worlds in a seamless way,” says Matt Desch, chief executive officer of Iridium. “Iridium is the natural choice, as Kore’s customers need their devices to connect in places that extend beyond cellular networks. Iridium can provide them reliable near-real-time low-cost two-way data services everywhere.”