Telefónica and NetComm Wireless sign global IoT deal
June 29, 2017
NetComm Wireless and Telefónica have entered a global IoT device supply agreement.
The agreement should strengthen the presence of Australia’s NetComm Wireless in the USA and Europe, providing 3G and 4G M2M and IoT capabilities for smart city, mobility, retail and energy applications across multiple geographies as Telefónica extends its IoT reach to over 2500 enterprises worldwide.
"Telefónica is driving digital transformation on a global scale with a focus on IoT innovation and we are pleased to join Telefónica’s partner ecosystem as the need for smart remote communications between business assets and machines becomes ever more critical for enterprises globally," said, Philip Micallef, general manager for M2M at NetComm Wireless.
Both Telefónica and NetComm Wireless have received recognition for IoT innovation with NetComm having the Australian communications industry's highest accolade for IoT innovation, the IoT Innovator Acomms Award. Telefónica appeared for the third year running in the leaders quadrant of analyst Gartner's magic quadrant for managed M2M services report in October 2016.
Under the agreement, NetComm Wireless will supply a range of M2M and IoT devices including the NTC-140 4G M2M router (pictured), NTC-6200 3G M2M router and NTC-3000 3G serial modem.
Spain-based Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies by market capitalisation and number of customers. The company has a significant presence in 21 countries and over 349 million accesses around the world. The main areas of Telefónica’s IoT offering include smart mobility, retail and energy.
NetComm Wireless is a developer of fixed wireless broadband, wireless M2M and industrial IoT, and fibre and cable to the distribution point technologies. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, it has offices in the USA, Europe, New Zealand and Japan.