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November 08, 2011

Wyless and Maingate Collaborate
By Bob Emmerson
TMC European Editor

Wyless (News - Alert), a global M2M managed services provider, and Maingate, a service operator that focuses on connectivity between machines, devices and humans, are partnering in order to collaborate on new market opportunities. The partnership will provide Wyless with access to local service delivery in Scandinavian markets while Maingate (News - Alert) will get access to Wyless’s global network, connectivity and managed services.

As part of the deal, the companies have physically interconnected their networks and service management platforms, effectively creating an aggregation point of 14 mobile operators’ networks with local connectivity in 10 countries. This network will expand in North America and Europe and will continue growing to other regions.

In addition, Wyless and Maingate have been working on a number of joint opportunities. Applications range from industrial networking to municipal lighting to healthcare and will expand to other applications in the M2M space including utility solutions for Smart Metering, Smart Grid and Demand/Response services.

Dan Mcduffie, CEO Wyless: “This partnership is part of our plan to continue to build the leading “ multi-carrier managed services capability “ in the M2M market and to work with strategic partners who can give us market leading local connectivity in a highly technical and scalable environment.”

Baard Eilertsen (News - Alert), CEO Maingate, said, “We are pleased to be working with Wyless on a number of joint opportunities that reinforces our M2H Services strategy at a very human level and our M2M Smart Services strategy in the area of improving the environment.”

Bob Emmerson (News - Alert) is TMC's European Editor. To stay abreast of the latest news affecting the European market, check out Bob's columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves


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