Wyless Signs Agreement With Telefonica Digital to Become the First Member of the Newly Created M2M Global Partner Program

May 21, 2013, 09:00 ET from Wyless

BOSTON, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

New agreement with Telefonica Digital provides Wyless customers with comprehensive global data connectivity to develop and deploy M2M solutions worldwide

Wyless, the leading global M2M managed services provider, announced today an agreement with Telefonica Digital allowing Wyless partners to use the Telefonica Global SIM along with Wyless Managed Services on over 350 networks worldwide and especially focused on the Telefonica on-net networks in Latin America and Europe.

This agreement expands the reach of Wyless' existing award-winning Porthos M2M platform, which operates in partnership with the world's largest mobile network operators, to provide secure, reliable wireless connectivity to mobile and fixed devices around the world.

Wyless will now focus on working strategically with Telefonica to offer joint services to ASPs, OEMs and Multinational companies whether they are based in North America or abroad.

Shelby Noakes, VP Business Development, Americas at Wyless, said, "Telefonica has the kind of Global reach that our partners count on for true global data connectivity.  As our partners' products become more successful, the natural next step is to sell internationally, especially into fast growing markets in Latin America that are craving best-in-class M2M applications."

Dan McDuffie, CEO of Wyless added:  "Our long standing partnership with Telefonica in Europe goes back nearly 10 years and has now been extended to a joint proposition in the North American market with this truly innovative program launched by Telefonica Digital.  Wyless is proud to have been selected as Telefonica's first member of the Global Partner Program in North America.  The partnership is offering Wyless the opportunity to work together with Telefonica on joint opportunities in a way no carrier has done before, with published global pricing, mobile network operations in 21 countries, and over 350 roaming agreements covering more than 150 countries making this the strongest Global SIM offering in M2M today."

Wyless offers a comprehensive and cost-effective wireless 'one-stop shop' to help our partners develop and deploy applications across a broad range of vertical markets, including transportation, retail, oil and gas, government, financial, healthcare, manufacturing, education and enterprise mobile broadband.

About Telefonica Digital

Telefónica Digital is a global business division of Telefónica. Its mission is to seize the opportunities within the digital world and deliver new growth for Telefónica through research & development, venture capital, global partnerships and digital services such as cloud computing, mobile advertising, M2M and eHealth. It is also driving innovation in over the top communications under a new umbrella brand called TU and in Big Data through Telefónica Dynamic Insights. Telefónica Digital will deliver these new products and services to Telefónica's 316 million customers as well as entering new markets. It is headquartered in London with regional centres in Silicon Valley, Sao Paulo, Spain and Tel Aviv. Jajah, TokBox, Terra, Media Networks Latin America, 48 and giffgaff are all managed under the Telefónica Digital umbrella.

About Wyless
Wyless is the leading global M2M managed services provider. Our resilient platform, delivered in partnership with the world's largest network operators, provides secure, reliable communications with wireless devices in over 120 countries. Powerful management tools offer real-time reporting and control over all devices connected to our network. Wyless delivers a comprehensive suite of managed services with unrivalled expertise, professional support and competitive pricing. We enable our customers and partners to deploy M2M applications and services faster, cheaper and more effectively.

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Barry Nay | CMO