Providing GSM-based wireless voice and data airtime services to emerging M2M applications
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - September 13, 2004— Today, Premier Wireless Solutions (PWS), a distributor of wireless modules and services, for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) products, and KORE Wireless, a provider of wholesale GSM airtime services, announced the completion of an airtime partnering agreement. The agreement enables Premier Wireless Solutions to provide GSM-based wireless voice and data airtime services to emerging Telematics, Telemetry and Enterprise-class markets.
KORE Wireless is a full service Virtual Mobile Operator, who, unlike "traditional" operators, provides fully integrated wholesale products and services specifically for the telemetry and telematics customer – from start-up to commercial service delivery. The KORE network extends throughout North America, and seamlessly utilizes the "footprint" of its operator partners – T-Mobile, Cingular, AT&T Wireless and Microcell. From its own Network Operations Center (NOC) in Winnipeg, Canada, KORE provides comprehensive usage-based call rating, management, activation and value-added mobile services for a total end-to-end machine-centric customer solution. The services are available for a variety of GSM components, which include multi-way SMS using SMTP, SMPP, GPRS and occasional use voice services.
"As part of the partnership with Premier Wireless Solutions, KORE has developed an advantageous Affinity Rate Plan especially for Premier Wireless Solutions’ customers.
Now Premier can assist customers in the product development phase, as well as offer OEMs the advantage of their overall traffic volume to provide very competitive M2M rate plans for their commercial use on a long-term basis," said Alex Brisbourne, COO, KORE Wireless Inc. "We assist in the development of our customer’s applications, which need be tested in a live network prior to commercial release. By working with KORE, we are able to do this without the complexity and time required when historically deploying a GSM / M2M solution. KORE has focused on a solution that also offers a tremendous cost advantage for the long-term commercial deployment of these devices," said Vince Giacomini, CEO, Premier Wireless Solutions. "We are excited to be working with KORE Wireless to accelerate the adoption of GSM in M2M applications."
About Premier Wireless Solutions:
Premier Wireless Solutions is a provider of wireless module solutions and professional services for the integration and implementation of M2M (machine-to-machine) communications products. Premier Wireless Solutions offers a complete wireless line card encompassing RF technologies with distances that range from less than a meter, to hundreds of meters, to global wireless coverage. Whatever the technology and distance required, Premier Wireless Solutions provides a broad selection of wireless technologies, from industry leading suppliers, to deliver the very best products for your wireless design.