GMA Extends Reach into Asia and North America

GMA Extends Reach into Asia and North AmericaThe Global M2M Association is expanding into Asia and North America.

On Thursday, the GMA – a cooperation in the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) sector established by Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telecom Italia and TeliaSonera – confirmed the participation of SoftBank Mobile and Bell Mobility in the cooperation.

According to a statement released to the press, the collaboration of six leading operators in Europe, Asia and North America within the framework of the GMA enables the improved delivery of advanced M2M services, allowing customers to deploy and effectively manage M2M solutions and innovations across the globe.

The GMA says the expansion underscores its commitment to provide customers with tangible business benefits such as seamless customer experience, enhanced M2M roaming services and optimized interoperability across borders.

“We see demand for M2M solutions dramatically increasing as our customers in a variety of industries expand their services worldwide,” says Hiroshi Akabori, Vice President at SoftBank Mobile and SoftBank Telecom. “We are extremely proud to now take part in the GMA’s efforts to further enhance and streamline M2M services for customers across the globe.”