Satnews Daily
November 13th, 2013

Inmarsat + KORE—Telematics Tie-In (M2M)

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[SatNews] Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L) has announced that KORE, a wireless service provider specializing in M2M communications, has been appointed as an Inmarsat M2M Distribution Partner.

KORE will begin Inmarsat’s M2M services as part of its Global Connect™ network portfolio, offering users of KORE devices and applications access to continuous and reliable, always-on connectivity anywhere in the world using one global SIM from Inmarsat.

For Inmarsat, this is the latest in a series of partnerships and agreements with M2M service providers who recognise the importance of offering their end-users real-time, IP-based, two-way satellite connectivity similar to their IP-based cellular technologies. KORE’s M2M users will immediately enjoy the value of Inmarsat services and will also benefit from the investments the leading mobile satellite company is making to further simplify access to the network in the future. Inmarsat is developing M2M chipsets that can be embedded into devices, eliminating the need for additional equipment and allowing for automatic switching between cellular and satellite, ensuring that there is never interruption in connectivity.