Tuesday, 30 December 2008

MVNOs and MMOs collaborating with MNOs for M2M market – Global

According to a report from ABI Research, MVNOs and M2M Mobile Operators (MMOs) are partnering with mobile operators to develop and provide services for the M2M (machine-to-machine) market. This market requires specialised services which were not addressed directly by traditional mobile operators except for some very large customers. The report states that specialised network providers such as MVNOs and MMOs can aggregate demand from various small customers in a cost-effective manner. Moreover, some of them have already started deploying their own specialised network infrastructure equipment.

According to the report, going forward, the tendency of MVNOs to become MMOs is also expected to increase. The report also states that while some network providers focus on regions such as North America and Europe (by providing multiple communication technologies), there are others which concentrate on generalised global reach (without providing multiple communication technologies).