JT and Stream Communications join forces to deliver the first strategic pan-European M2M service

The first effective and reliable pan-European machine to machine (M2M) mobile network service is to be rolled out between a Tier One mobile network operator and a leading M2M market specialist.

JT, telecommunication provider for the Channel Islands has announced a joint partnership and strategic agreement with Stream Communications, renowned M2M service provider, to provide the first service offering a true pan-European reach at an effective price point. M2M is expected to be one of the most dynamic growth areas for mobile communications, with analysts predicting a 27% compound growth per annum to 2016.

JT has a wide-range of roaming agreements across the UK and Europe, already delivering access to multiple networks in most European countries with highly cost effective data rates for M2M implementations. Organisations looking to roll out complex M2M projects through the partnership will only have to deal with one operator to access multiple European networks.

Stream Communications, Europe’s most technically experienced and evolved M2M service provider has built and implemented a sophisticated and unique private network backbone, which via its APN provides superior resilience and secure connectivity. Stream’s powerful proprietary online M2M platform, ‘OaSys’, provides customers with instant access to, and management of, SIM cards and multiple network services. The platform also provides access to real-time billing, analytics and tariff information.

The strategic partnership will deliver one central point to plan; execute, track and report on M2M projects. It will also enable the cost effective and reliable M2M roll out with minimal time delay and technical development client side, even for projects based across multiple countries. Furthermore, network services and tariffs can be tailored according to specific customer requirements.

John Diamond, MD of Global Wholesale Business at JT said: “The joint partnership with Stream Communications enables a faster, more reliable and more cost effective route to market for M2M roll outs. Combining our position as a Tier One network operator with Stream’s proprietary private backbone and network management platforms, offers a compelling proposition to those wishing to use mobile networks for connected devices. JT has always been an innovator in new mobile services and this strategic agreement places us at the forefront of M2M.”

Nigel Chadwick, founding Director of Stream Communications said: “Our expertise in the delivery of technically advanced M2M network services combines ideally with JT’s ability to deliver world leading mobile roaming solutions from an agile and flexible operator. This partnership enables us to quickly deploy M2M services for customer projects that were previously considered either too complex or too costly.”