M2M applications are changing and improving people’s lives every day. From home alarm systems to automobile tracking applications, Homeland Security initiatives to FEMA asset management, environmental controls, smart metering technology, telehealth and many other applications – M2M services are growing in importance and significance – improving security and quality of life, driving new sources of revenue and providing operational cost efficiencies for those who deploy them.
KORE is at the forefront in accelerating and enabling innovations in M2M service delivery. The reason is simple – if the device and application are not connected to the network, they simply won’t work. Since 2003, KORE has been driving innovation to constantly improve the painful reality that ‘the network last mile’ has to work flawlessly for every single customer and every device.
KORE has built test systems, applications test platforms and device accreditation programs to support highly reliable service delivery over the long haul.
Influencing Common Standards – PCS Type Certification Board
All devices to be used with GSM networks in North America require PTCRB certification. Designed originally for handsets, the independent Type Certification Board is responsible for developing and implementing standards definition and certification processes for the GSM operators.
KORE is the only MVNO – the only non-spectrum owning network provider - who is a full voting member of the PTCRB Review Board.
Wireless Trade and Industry Initiatives – CTIA
The Cellular Telecommunication and Internet Association reflects the needs of the consumer, enterprise and industry in charting evolutionary change in the wireless community. Within the CTIA, a limited number of Working Industry Councils are focused on furthering the needs of certain segments, from a regulatory, technical and market awareness perspective. KORE is also a founding and full member of the recently formed M2M Special Interest Group (SIG), providing perspective on the M2M market and ways to improve it through common standards.
Driving Change with Carrier Partners
The MVNO business approach of KORE - including pay-for-use unbundled airtime charges, self-management of network services and simple management of interconnect needs – has been pioneered by KORE. Others may emulate the approach but KORE pioneered it – and developed the business models and market strategy approach that convinced carrier partners to embrace and grow the M2M market.
Innovation investment in dollars and people continues at KORE – day in and day out – to deliver new services, improve service delivery, increase performance and security to extend the M2M service footprint and power new markets.