New Facility for KORE Telematics Adds Capacity for Thousands of M2M Subscribers
Herndon, VA and Toronto, ON — December 12, 2006— KORE Telematics, North America's largest independent provider of wireless GSM services for the machine to machine (M2M) market, today announced that its new Atlanta Network Operations Center (NOC) is now online, bringing state-of-the-art network infrastructure to its hundreds of enterprise customers. In addition to adding redundancy by balancing data traffic from multiple carrier data centers, the new facility adds significant capacity for existing and new accounts, further solidifying KORE's place atop the M2M telematics industry.
KORE Telematics is the only MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) in North America to offer broad-based SMS, GPRS and GSM-based bearer services to M2M users. The company's network extends coast-to-coast, spanning over 47,000 cell sites in Canada and the United States. KORE also has roaming support for SMS and voice service in over 140 countries as well as GPRS data service with more than 290 operators worldwide.
KORE Telematics currently has over 300 businesses that use the company's network to drive enterprise-class equipment and services. Customer M2M applications range from real-time vehicle location to utility metering, payment processing, landfill monitoring, asset management, pet tracking and more.
"The opening our new Atlanta NOC is the culmination of a well-planned process to strengthen and add value to our virtual network," said Alex Brisbourne, president and chief operating officer for KORE Telematics. "With our new facility, KORE's network is not only the largest independent platform for the delivery of wireless, GSM-based M2M services, but also the most robust and resilient as well."
Able to exceed the high security and availability needs of its users, KORE's Atlanta NOC is worldclass in its environmental, security and backup resources. The center offers built-in fire suppression, controls for humidity, temperature and electrostatic discharge, and rigorous security protection.
For application service providers who deliver mission-critical, 24/7 services such as security monitoring, asset tracking and transportation dispatch, KORE's new NOC adds a new layer of reliability. The center is also fully scalable, to accommodate hundreds of thousands of new accounts and applications as needed.
With these additions, KORE Telematics has substantially increased its interconnection capacity and resilience with its carrier partners including Cingular in the U.S. (through Allen and Bothell) and Rogers in Canada (through Toronto and Vancouver).