KORE Wireless Group Partners with Optus to Expand Global Connect Services in Asia
World’s Largest Specialised M2M Communications Provider to Meet Asian Market’s Demand for Integrated Global M2M Cellular and Satellite Network Services
SAN DIEGO—MobileCON 2012—October 10, 2012—KORE Wireless Group, the world’s largest wireless services provider focused solely on delivering high-reliability machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, today announced further expansion of its M2M network services to more completely address the rapidly expanding Asian regional market. A new agreement with Optus Wholesale enables KORE to deliver on its ‘Regional EpiCentre’ approach, bringing together best-of-class Tier One wireless carriers in clear geographic regions around the globe.
No M2M network carrier provides multi-national companies with a truly ubiquitous solution, relying on roaming relationships to meet casual use in many markets. Increasingly, these roaming approaches leave customers exposed to concerns for reliability and cost-efficiency, as well as possible restrictions due to regulatory or commercial considerations in many markets. With KORE Global Connect™, customers connect once into the KORE high-reliability M2M network hubs in Asia or North America to access the best regional networks for their business needs.
“Since expanding into the Asian region through our acquisition of Mach Communications, it has been clear that simple, flat-rated connectivity throughout the Asian region was needed to spur M2M adoption. This could only be achieved with a regionally strong, far-sighted and technically adept carrier partnership. As such, we are delighted to enter into a new agreement with Optus Wholesale and have already completed connection of our services to their own regional infrastructure,” said Alex Brisbourne, president and COO, KORE Wireless Group. “The global adoption of M2M applications requires uninterrupted, reliable data communications regardless of geographic location. Customers have neither the time, the knowledge or can afford the cost of managing multiple carrier relationships. With this new service in Asia, North American and European partners now have immediate access to a great network service at highly affordable rates – all without leaving their local office.”
The KORE global network supports 2G/3G data communications as well as SMS services. Managed through the leading PRiSMPro™ business management platform, KORE provides a single view and centralized management capabilities of all devices throughout the world, with the ability to oversee inventory, provisioning, activation/deactivation, rate plans, technical support and much more from this single high-availability service platform.
This new service is available immediately to all KORE M2M customers and provides simple, flat-rate, low cost services in all major markets throughout the Asian rim and expands KORE’s natively connected global services that span Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Middle East. KORE Global Connect provides optimal service delivery marrying the advantages of central control, yet delivering localized rating and service management. A single SIM can be activated and provisioned from virtually any location, providing users with unmatched control over their global M2M network and connected devices.
"KORE is honored to be included in this year's Product of the Year Awards alongside some of the world's most innovative M2M solutions," said Alex Brisbourne, president and COO, KORE. "Organizations are demanding cost-effective global connectivity with simplified billing and management for devices that travel across continents and oceans. KORE continues to meet the business needs of its global and domestic customers with product and pricing innovations that raise the bar for M2M network connectivity."
About KORE Wireless Group
KORE Wireless is the world’s largest wireless network provider specializing exclusively on the rapidly expanding global machine-to-machine (M2M) communications market. Serving customers in many regions of the world, KORE staff are based in its eight offices in North America, Asia and Europe, providing unified control and management for cellular 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, CDMA and EV-DO — that ensures the greatest possible reliability and coverage. For more information, please visit www.korewireless.com.au.