Currently manages more than 10 million M2M connections worldwide
Telefónica has stated that with more than 500 enterprises now relying on its Smart m2m solution worldwide, the increasing prominence of this area is being showcased successfully.
m2m Telefonica, which is part of Telefonica Business Solutions, a provider of integrated comms solutions for the B2B market, allows its customers not just to have the best connectivity but also end to end management and comprehensive control for reliable and secure M2M communications between machines.
Developed and built with Telefonica’s own assets and resources, the Smart m2m solution incorporates new advanced features including real time consumption monitoring, supervision and global tracking. The solution also offers innovative fraud detection functionalities such as the ability to restrict communication between a list of given devices, whilst also providing flexible communication plans.
Also, continued development allows Telefonica to include new functionalities to meet the needs of its customer base, enabling a high degree of personalisation to serve a particular customer’s given requirements.
Payment provider, MasterCard’s global technology and operations centre manages a fully integrated global payments processing platform. Its aim is to promote safer, more convenient and transparent payment transactions around the world. Mastercard’s point of sale (POS) networks chief, Susana Romo, remarked: “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 multicarrier solution that Telefonica offers”.
Light, a major energy distributor in Brazil, is one of the companies benefitting from Telefonica’s Smart m2m solution. Its management and control department commented that: “Vivo’s Smart m2m solution simplifies the processes and automates our access management quality of service improvements. It creates a positive opportunity to use mobile technology as transmission, creating a new position for us in the telemetry market”.
Smart m2m allows Telefonica to serve both global and local customer and partners. Smart m2m is already providing best in class managed connectivity for customers in Brazil, Spain, Argentina, Germany, Mexico, Chile and Peru and extends service delivery worldwide through its multinationals business unit (global solutions).