Three has signed its first company up to its new wholesale M2M platform, providing it with data for CCTV cameras, number plate recognition technology and mobile healthcare.
Arkessa will take embedded SIMs from the operator and sell data services to companies in the security, transportation and healthcare sectors. Companies wil be able to stream video content and other data.
Lynda Burton, director of Three Wholesale, said: 'Our M2M capability and Ultrafast network provides Arkessa and our other partners with a robust platform to connect and manage a huge range of devices and applications.'Our network was built for the internet and is well-placed to support the explosion of connected devices. Our commitment to sharing the latest Ultrafast technologies with our partners without charging a premium makes us a natural home for data-rich services as we continue to expand our coverage and capacity.'
Andrew Orrock, Arkessa MD, said: 'As thought leaders in the internet of things and M2M, Arkessa prides itself on bringing innovation to our customers and we are delighted to be the first to launch services on Three's new Ultrafast Wholesale platform. The Three platform completes Arkessa's network portfolio of mobile networks and delivers more choice and benefits to our customers that is not available elsewhere. All networks are linked across the Ark, our platform as a service offering that enables users to conduct and control their entire connectivity estates irrespective of transport technology through one portal, Emport.'
Author: Graeme Neill