Tele2 launches multinational M2M division

21 Nov 2013

Swedish telecoms group Tele2 has announced the launch of a dedicated machine-to-machine (M2M) division, initially offering services in Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands, although with the capability to serve customers ‘globally’ from the outset. Tele2 M2M Global Solutions has been established with an advanced IT platform, a dedicated M2M support function and a specialised team, the group said in a press release. Mats Granryd, CEO of Tele2, commented: ‘The potential of M2M is great and we believe that now is the time to make a dedicated move. The market is ready for a broad rollout, as more and more companies see how they can connect IT and communication services with their business processes – with cost savings and new revenue streams as a result. Even if we will have our M2M customer base in parts of the Tele2 footprint, the M2M business is global in its nature. Our customers’ activities are increasingly international in character – almost regardless of size. Hence, it is natural for us to offer them our services wherever they go.’