Partnership with EE Expands KORE Global ConnectTM Device Connectivity Footprint in Europe, Africa and Middle East; Adds Voice Support to Meet Evolving M2M Needs
SAN JOSE AND ALPHARETTA, GA–MobileCON 2013–October 17, 2013–KORE, the world’s largest wireless services provider specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, today announced that network services from EE are now generally available to customers on the KORE M2M network, and fully supported on the KORE PRiSMPro™ platform. EE is the United Kingdom’s most advanced digital communications company, and instantly expands the reach and richness of KORE Global Connect™ services within Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
The extended network footprint gives KORE customers a larger addressable market for M2M applications, without requiring the addition of new carrier relationships, contracts or integration activities. In addition, KORE now offers its customers a single price plan for worldwide coverage on the EE and EE partners’ networks, thus removing the complexity of tariff management due to cross-border roaming. In addition to full accessibility on the KORE PRiSMPro™ management platform, these networks have been unified with the KORE redundant data centers, so that KORE customers can maintain full control of M2M devices and network usage.
“Adding EE’s 2G, 3G and market-leading 4G LTE networks will allow our customers to better capture new, revenue-generating opportunities in M2M,” said Alex Brisbourne, president and COO, KORE. “We are particularly excited at the opportunity to now provide voice services within our network offerings in these markets, to support the growth of medical and urgent dispatch applications.”
While KORE Global Connect customers already have built-in access to Tier 1, in-country cellular connectivity in more than 180 countries, as well as low-Earth satellite services enabling 100 percent global coverage pole-to-pole, the addition of EE strengthens service in key growth markets across Europe, Africa and the Middle East as well as 2G services in North America.To learn more about EE device and voice services on KORE Global Connect, please visit the KORE booth (#539) at MobileCON 2013, taking place October 16-18, at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif.
EE is the most advanced digital communications company in Britain, providing mobile and fixed-line services to 27 million customers, and is the first company in the UK to provide 4G mobile services alongside fixed-line fiber.
EE is the company that runs the Orange, T-Mobile and EE brands in the UK.
Its 4G service will cover more than half of the UK population by June and EE continues to improve the speed and reach of the UK’s first 4G network. Its fiber service already covers 50% of the population. EE’s mobile service currently provides coverage to 99% of the population with 2G and 98% of the population with 3G.
About KORE Telematics
KORE is the world’s largest wireless network provider specializing exclusively on the rapidly expanding global machine-to-machine (M2M) communications market. Providing unified control and management for cellular and satellite network service delivery in more than 180 countries worldwide, KORE empowers its application, hardware and wireless operator partners to efficiently deliver M2M solutions for connected devices across the globe. M2M applications in industries as diverse as healthcare, utilities, enterprise IT, transaction processing and fleet management rely on the KORE network to deliver operational efficiencies and cost-savings. KORE offers a range of technologies — including GSM, HSPA, LTE, CDMA and EV-DO, as well as satellite services — that ensure the greatest possible reliability and coverage. For more information, please visit www.koretelematics.com.