Ericsson and the Global M2M Association (GMA), a cooperation of six international tier-one operators in the M2M market – Deutsche Telekom, Orange, TeliaSonera, Telecom Italia Mobile, Bell Canada and SoftBank – will showcase at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona their new Multi-Domestic Service based on the Ericsson Device Connection Platform (DCP).
Ericsson says this platform makes it financially viable for device manufacturers, enterprises and service providers to deploy Internet of Things (IoT) solutions across geographical boundaries, and has been implemented already by Orange, TeliaSonera and Bell Canada
According to Ericsson, with Ericsson DCP deployed on a global scale, operators and their customers will enjoy a unified experience, including a single global SIM card and harmonised service levels and business processes. They can also leverage access to DCP consumer services to manage new business-to-business-to-consumer (B2B2C) business models.
“This solution significantly reduces barriers to deployment, keeping the total cost of ownership down while maximising quality of service,” Ericsson says.
According to Hans Dahlberg, head of TeliaSonera Global M2M Services and one of the founding members of the GMA, “Multinational enterprises offering connected products to their global customer base are faced today with a key challenge: how to provide a seamless and easy-to-manage localised IoT solution for end-users. The GMA’s Multi-Domestic Service solves this issue by delivering a single consolidated M2M management platform.”