Podsystem has launched a new solution from its specialist M2M division that enables customers in the US to expand their M2M businesses into Europe. Customers benefit from flat data rates on one APN across the US and European Union and multi-network coverage in both markets including both AT&T and T-Mobile in the USA.
The solution includes a proprietary SIM card with “best signal,” multi-network connectivity. Combined with Podsystem’s “FreedoM-2-Manage” platform, which provides real-time granular control of M2M data usage, this is the first stage in a global solution designed to “put the control back into the hands of the M2M customer” by allowing them to own their multi-network SIM card (usually the property of the core network) and ultimately control access to multiple IMSIs with separate network infrastructures on the same SIM Over The Air (OTA).
“In addition to providing coverage across both continents at a price that enables M2M application providers to open new markets and grow their profits, Podsystem M2M provides unrivalled experience in supporting the development of M2M applications and enabling quick time to market,” said Charles Towers Clark, CEO, Podsystem Ltd.
An integral part of the service is the availability of Podsystem’s team of M2M specialists who provide expert consultancy and create customized M2M connectivity solutions across a wide variety of sectors. With the launch of the Podsystem Inc. in the USA and the inauguration of a new office based in San Francisco, Calif. in January this year, the team has been increased to provide service in the local market as well as extending the business hours of Podsystem Ltd.’s headquarters in the United Kingdom and office in Spain.
With a combined market of around 63.4 million M2M subscribers*, the market opportunity for firms based in the US or EU and looking to expand across the Atlantic is sizeable. However, due to varying tariffs and the need for a unique SIM card and APN, many M2M companies have not been able to capitalize on this opportunity until now.